Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain said that his team is improving on its style of play as BlackCaps gear up to take on West Indies in a white-ball series.
Kane Williamson Feels New Zealand Is Improving As A Side
“It is great to come here to West Indies. All the players are really excited,” Kane Williamson said in a video shared by the BlackCaps.
“It is a fantastic place to be playing cricket against a very dynamic side. We are growing as a side, getting better, and improving on the style of play that is important to us.”
Unlike West Indies, who lost their previous series against India, New Zealand is coming to the fixture after having successful outings against Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands.
New Zealand ended their month-long Europe tour with 11 wins in 11 white-ball matches against Ireland, Scotland, and The Netherlands.
Mitchell Santner led the squad with senior key players rested for the tour. But Kiwis have named a strong squad for the West Indies tour with regular captain Kane Williamson leading the returning trio of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Devon Conway.
Kane Williamson Reckons West Indies Are One Of The Top Teams In The World
Talking about West Indies, Kane Williamson said: “West Indies are always one of the top teams in the world. So, it is a great occasion for us to be playing against them in their backyard.”
New Zealand ODI and T20I squad: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.
West Indies T20I squad: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell (vc), Shamarh Brooks, Dominic Drakes, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
WI vs NZ Probable Playing XIs
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shimron Hetmyer, Odean Smith, Nicholas Pooran (C & WK), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips (WK), Michael Bracewell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson