NZ v IND: Kane Williamson promises patient approach against India’s pacers
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Thursday stated his team will count on its attempted and checked patient approach to deal with the Indian speed battery of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma in the Test series beginning here on Friday.
Williamson stated it will be “a lot different” to dealing with Australian speedsters in their own den. New Zealand are still reeling from a 0-3 knocking in their last away Test series in Australia where Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc made life unpleasant for the Black Caps batsmen.
Asked how various it will be dealing with a quality Indian speed attack at home, Williamson responded: “A lot of differences I suppose, the conditions being the first one.”
“India have a world-class pace attack that has performed in all conditions so a really exciting opportunity for our team.”
Williamson stated the Kiwis will be returning to their design of patient cricket which has actually yielded results at home because 2017.
“So it is peeling it back. Obviously coming back here from Australia, back into Test cricket, the guys are really looking forward to get into it,” Williamson stated.
“It’s taking some learnings from that. But it’s in some ways trying to peel back, (that’s) the style of cricket we play in New Zealand and (we will) connect with that again,” he added.
The Basin Reserve pitch, a minimum of on the first 2 days, has a great deal of juice and Williamson was asked if India’s batting line-up would be susceptible in these conditions.
“I think if you can execute your plans on a surface that’s going to provide some assistance then it’s a challenge for anybody,” he discussed.
” However we have actually seen here on these surface areas in NZ, that there is some support early on however that can likewise, the speed and a few of the bounce you can get can offer chances for scoring.
“So there’s a balance there and yeah it’s never a given even when the surface is green that’s for sure,” he added.
His opposite number Virat Kohli’s wicket is essential however that’s not the sole focus of his team, stated the Black Caps skipper.
” Certainly, Virat’s the very best or among in all formats without a doubt. They’re a qualityside They’re leading the Test champions and there’s a factor for it.
“You certainly don’t focus on one player and I guess that brings us back to the focus on our own team’s approach.”