T20 World Cup 2021 Finals: Salman Butt “New Zealand launched attack is very late”

T20 World Cup 2021 Finals: Salman Butt “New Zealand launched attack is very late. Butt has called attention to New Zealand’s sluggish start. One of the reasons for their downfall in the finals was their bat. The Kiwi hitters, according to Butt, took their time settling in. Kane Williamson was successful in raising the ante towards the end. He was left stranded with no one on the other end to help him. He also pointed out that Martin Guptill’s knock of 28 from 35 balls. Also, did not provide the team with a flying start. Guptill did not make the most of the opportunity. After being well set by failing to accelerate at a crucial juncture. Butt mentions that Australia did take New Zealand’s mistake into account. And then to ensure that they paced their innings better. Marsh, blistering knock, eased the pressure off David Warner as per Butt.

T20 World Cup 2021 Final, “It was an outstanding partnership between David Warner and Mitchell Marsh. Marsh’s role was to attack right from the word go. Both Warner and Kane Williamson took their time to get set and then looked to score runs at a frantic pace. However, New Zealand launched their attack very late in T20 World Cup 2021 Final,” Salman Butt said.

T20 World Cup 2021 Finals: Salman Butt "New Zealand launched attack is very late"

Salman Butt

In addition, the ex-cricketer believes the Kiwis lacked a bowling attack. It might cause problems for Australia’s hitters. He also stated that the Blackcaps do not have any quick bowlers, with the exception of Adam Milne and the injured Lockie Ferguson. They can cause havoc at their own pace. According to Butt, stopping the flow of runs with only variations is tough given the conditions in the UAE. Kane Williamson said, was reliant on their spinners. Also, to reintroduce them into the game. Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi are bowled horribly on that particular day.

“Lastly, New Zealand did not have the bowling that could trouble Australia. Apart from Adam Milne and the injured Lockie Ferguson, the pace of the other seamers is quite manageable. In such conditions, where there is not much movement on offer, it becomes difficult to contain runs, unless you have express pace,” Salman Butt said.

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