New Zealand’s veteran seamer Tim Southee is “looking forward” to the India problem, forsaking the frustration of being dropped for the ultimate Test of Australia series earlier this month.
After enjoying within the first 4 Tests of the summer season — two in opposition to England at dwelling and two in Australia — he was dropped for the New Year’s match in Sydney, changed by Matt Henry within the enjoying XI.
“It’s about making that adjustment. What’s gone is gone and it was very disappointing, the guys would have learnt from it, and now we’ve got to look forward to the Indian series,” Southee was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.
Then, coach Gary Stead had mentioned it was felt Henry would supply extra tempo than Southee.
But the 31-year-previous is anticipated to lead the New Zealand assault when the 5-match Twenty20 series in opposition to India begins at Eden Park on Friday.
He admitted he was disillusioned not to have performed in Sydney however mentioned he has moved on.
“It’s disappointing. You’re gutted every time you’re left out. It’s an absolute dream to play for NZ and every time you do miss out it hurts, but you’ve got to respect the decisions and try to help out and give back to the team, even when you’re not playing.”
Southee was considered one of 4 gamers to play in all 12 of New Zealand’s T20I matches final yr and captained the facet in 9 of them, with Kane Williamson rested for one initially of the yr. Williamson bought injured after they visited Sri Lanka and hosted England.
The common skipper is set to make his first worldwide look within the T20 format since final summer season on Friday, and Southee says he’ll supply him no matter help he wants.
“I enjoy thinking about the game and it makes you think outside of what you’re doing,” he mentioned of his expertise as captain.
“I additionally attempt to assist Kane out as nicely – it’s good to have these senior guys (serving to you) and Ross (Taylor) was good having captained the facet up to now.
“It’s a distinct problem whenever you captain and it’s one thing I loved, however Kane’s doing an ideal job, so I’ll simply attempt to assist him out.”