New Zealand secured a rare test win in England during a two-match series in the run-up to the test world championship final against India beginning on 18th of June.
“I’m not sure if it’s really an advantage or a disadvantage, it’s nice that we made it over you and play something cricket, “said Stead during one virtual Press conference on die Ask if it was a benefit for New Zealand.
Stead didn’t forget to mention that shortened IPL also meant India’s top stars got time to freshen up up which would not have been the case if the T20 league would have held out until the end of Can.
“I think the advantage for India is that IPL being shortened, or people would still be playing from the Indian team. It is also a little bit of another situation for us.
“Undoubtedly when coach, I’m glad we had some time here and had a couple of test cricket matches. I think it is good for us in getting ready for this test match. “
Stead said, “It’s a real The privilege and joy to be there of the WTC final. To the us, it was an interesting way to come here and we played interestingly cricket for the last Pair of Years to come here. But we are aware of die Strength of this Indian side and they are worthy finalists and they really look forward to the battle next Week.”
Speaking of New Zealand pace bowling optionssaid Stead, “It’s a beautiful one problem to have. Matt Henry bowled wonderfully in that test he was in the group more recently as a backup option for us.
“We know Matts ability also and especially in English condition, can deliver, guess a little of one point of difference over other guys with his ability die swing ball … Colin de Grandehomme is coming back in The group of 15, also we really have six Sewing machines we can choose from for these final. “
India coach Ravi Shastri had said that recently best-of-three tests would be ideal way of judge that winner of die World Test Championship held just one Test but Stead talked about die practical difficulties.
Stead said, “I do know Ravi (Shastri) has die Possibility mentioned of three tests series, I am quite sure not against but the hardest part is die To find time in the ICC calendar to actually do that work.
“It is a great Honor to be here, be it one or three tests matches, also we’re looking for forward to what is in front of us. What will be in the future will be around what ICC determines is that best way forward on a series like these”.
New Zealand opener Devon Conway had recently scored a goal double hundred on exam debut against England and Stead said it had certainly boosted his confidence.
“So that Devon one double hundred on debut, no doubt in his mind has him die Confidence given that he in this level fits, “he said.
“Kane (Williamson) and Ross (Taylor) were amazing for New Zealand for a long time of Time and on with the whole group, we hope you die to get best out of yourself for these game also.
“As a coach, you try and do sure there are no weak points. I am very happy that our players had some match times in the last 2-3 weeks to get ready for these big Opportunity.”
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