Kane Williamson‘s message before the start of New Zealand’s T20 World Cup 2021. He stated his side’s focus was firmly on the clash. This came in the aftermath of their tour of Pakistan in September. Also, being abruptly canceled moments before their first game due to a security threat.
‘As a team, we really felt for the loss of that series. Especially for the Pakistani fans and players. It was a real shame and we certainly hope international cricket returns there as soon as possible. But our focus is on this first game. There are a lot of good relationships between players of both sides and Pakistan surely plays in good spirit,” Kane Williamson said.
Kane Williamson’s message, ‘We had a bit of dinner and saw some of the game. We were in the team room and some of the cricket was watched in there too. That’s one of the beauties of tournament sport – often you’re following the progress of other teams and how things shape up. It was an incredible game and Pakistan was flying high for sure,” Williamson added.
Furthermore, Babar Azam’s Pakistan side heads into this contest. On the back of a thumping 10-wicket victory over India in Dubai. It was the side’s first victory across international Cricket World Cups in 13 attempts. Afridi shattered the Indian top-order with a sensational. Later on, the 152-run target was overhauled without a fuss. Also, captain Babar and Rizwan strolled through to the finish line. And sublime half-centuries on their part.
Lastly, the New Zealand side has lost both encounters. Against Australia and England. They are scheduled to take place tonight in Sharjah. Pakistan seeks to assert its dominance in Group 2 with consecutive victories. Also, Kane Williamson and the Blackcaps will be eager to hit the ground running immediately.