Tim Southee acknowledged Kane Williamson‘s absence but believes the rest of the team will stand up to the plate. After Williamson chose to leave the team to focus on his career. He was promoted to captain. Against the hosts in the following Test series. The T20 World Cup last highlighted New Zealand. They will presently play India in a three-match T20 International series. In addition, a two-match Test series will start on November 17. Amid a news conference ahead of the first T20 International in Jaipur.
“Kane Williamson is a big miss, he is a quality player and it is an opportunity for some of us to come in. It is exciting, a great challenge, and an honor to captain New Zealand. We had a travel day yesterday from Dubai to Jaipur, yeah guys are looking forward to the challenge of playing in India, very disappointed after losing the T20 World Cup final, but we are looking forward to having another crack in this format in a day’s time,” Tim Southee said.
Furthermore, for both the T20I and Test series, only four players have been chosen. Mitchell, Phillips, Santner, and Jamieson are the names of the players. After Conway was ruled out of the India tour, Mitchell Santner arrived late to the team. In the semi-final match against England, he broke his leg. Tim Southee feels that the entire 15-player squad will be involved. One way or another, over the course of the series. Some of India’s senior players, such as Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammad Shami, have been rested. It’s for the T20 International series against the Blackcaps.
“Three games in five days with travel days in between. Guys will be managed throughout this series, but yeah, we have a squad of 15 and I am sure they will be used throughout the series,” Tim Southee said.
“It is obviously a pretty busy schedule. We knew that this would be the case leading into the T20 World Cup. We had a series in Bangladesh, guys were there in the IPL. I think with the COVID-19 pandemic, scheduling has come a lot tougher. Guys have had to do quarantine and it has been a challenge but yeah, you just have to crack on and play some cricket,” Southee added.