Bouncing back isn’t a term we use: Kane Williamson on recovery after Australia debacle
By: PTI | Wellington |

Published: February 24, 2020 12:15:08 pm


Kane Williamson, Kane Williamson press conference, India vs New Zealand 1st Test, IND vs NZ 1st Test, India tour of New Zealand 2020, Wellington Test, cricket news Kane Williamson scored a gritty 89 within the first innings (Source: Reuters)

The excellent execution of plans towards India has happy New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson however he refused to term his crew’s 10-wicket win as “bouncing back” from their 0-3 debacle towards Australia.

New Zealand got here into the sequence after their nightmare in Australia and put up a splendid efficiency to outclass India in simply over three days.

“Bouncing back isn’t a term that we use within our group. You can get carried away thinking about results (especially) when you have a number of poor ones and sometimes the want (urge) for a good one can be a distraction towards getting (achieving) it,” Williamson stated after the primary Test right here on Monday.

The Kiwi skipper, who additionally was the top-scorer for his facet with a well-made 89, appeared glad with the performances of each participant of his crew.

“So it’s about focussing on things that are important. The roles that give us the best chance of success and if we do that, the result manifests and I think that’s what we saw in this game and that was what was pleasing,” Williamson stated.

“It was a really brilliant all-round game for us. Guys were really committed to their roles on a surface that offered enough to create a good balance between bat and ball. It’s a really important lesson moving forward to Christchurch,” he added.

But Williamson additionally desires to protect his crew towards complacency as he expects India to return laborious within the second Test, beginning February 29

“The challenge is there in front of us because we know come Christchurch we will need to be on our game again. India is the number one in the world for a reason and they have had success all around the world,” he stated.

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Man-of-the-match Tim Southee, who snared 9 Indian wickets, was comfortable that there was some swing in supply for him.

“Being a swing bowler helps, and being able to swing the ball is always handy. The wind is always kind of assisting Trent (Boult) and me over his left shoulder and my right shoulder,” Southee stated.

“When it tends to be still here in Wellington, it does move around a bit more. It’s about putting the ball in the right areas for a long period of time and we were able to get some assistance with the swing,” the senior pacer added.

Southee stated the drubbing towards Australia did damage New Zealand, however he and his teammates had been wanting forward relatively than shedding sleep over what occurred previously.

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“It’s about wanting ahead relatively than wanting back and with the ability to transfer on from earlier experiences.

“Just like this one, we’ll enjoy tonight and our focus will shift to Christchurch. It’s continuing to learn as a cricketer and enjoying every opportunity you get,” Southee signed off.

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