Playing all formats a challenge, looking forward to it: Kane Williamson
The New Zealand skipper find it tough to transition across formats.
Published - Feb 12, 2018 2:32 pm | Updated - Feb 12, 2018 2:32 pm
After facing a defeat in the opening game of Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Trophy from the hands of Australia, New Zealand is back home. They are set to face England. England lost 2 consecutive games against Australia. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson’s participation hangs in danger as the left-handed batsman is struggling with a back niggle. Henry Nicholls has called up as a cover for the Kiwi skipper.
There has been a talk around the corner on skipper Kane Williamson‘s workload. 27-year-old Williamson is leading the side in all the three formats. Williamson’s number as a batsman in the T20 internationals aren’t doing justice either. The left-hander is averaging just over 14 in 8 T20 matches playing for New Zeland.
Australia Test captain Steve Smith opted out of the squad after winning the Ashes while his English counterpart Joe Root too decided to skip the T20 series. Williamson though doesn’t wish to go that way as he plans to play all the three formats of the game.
Talking about the same, Williamson said, “I definitely want to play all three forms, without a doubt. It’s a challenge I look forward to.” He mentioned that the players did miss out few games where they took rest. With the number of games being played keeps getting increased, Williamson said that it was a balancing act.
Need to take risks in T20s: Williamson
While talking about his own form in the T20 cricket, Williamson said that he would’ve liked a better performance from himself. He said that the risk involved in T20s can sometimes pay off but can fail too. “You take risks in T20 cricket, sometimes it doesn’t come off and it can be frustrating and it is about going out and playing in the right style to move the team forward,” said Williamson.
If the Kiwi skipper plays the game, It would be interesting to see If he can handle the poor form and back injury and play a major role in his side’s success.