New Zealand cricket team has been in dilemma over their indifferent form in the past couple of months specially. They had a wonderful home season this year as they won the home series against England but on the grey side they did not tour that well. In the recent tour of Australia, they were brutally humiliated by the hosts in all aspects of the game as the Australians led by Pat Cummins and Marnus Labuschagne whitewashed the Kiwis.
Since that tour, several question marks are put on the captaincy of Kane Williamson. No doubt, Kane is one of the coolest and wisest captains in the international cricket right now. But he misses the spark that was provided by his predecessor Brendon McCullum.
Ahead of the home series against India, New Zealand skipper also answered quite a few questions. While expressing his desire to continue leading the black caps, Kane Williamson also said that he is a team man and is ready do everything that is best for the NZ Cricket. “For me, it’s always been about what’s best for the team. If those discussions [about captaincy changes] are to eventuate and collectively there’s a thought that it would be best for the team, then my stance is whatever is right and fits the group,” he said to stuff.co.nz.
Kane Williamson was also grateful to the team management for showing faith in him and handing down the captaincy after Baz’s retirement four years ago. Williamson said he remains is trying his best to help the team reach the next level and he is lucky to lead such a group of passionate players.
“I do feel fortunate to be leading such a great group of guys that share a similar passion, which is to keep moving this team forward. I’m not the only one that is trying to lead that – there are a number of other guys, senior players and some younger guys who obviously share the passion, and that’s encouraged in the group,” Kane Williamson told reporters at the pre-match press conference on January 24.
New Zealand would like to start afresh for the home series against India. India and New Zealand will lock horns for a full-fledged series comprising five T20Is, three ODIs and two Test matches.