New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is very happy with his team’s performance in the recently concluded Pakistan test series at home in which they have whitewashed the visitors. He rates the last test’s win among New Zealand’s one of the great test match wins.
It has been a roller coaster of a slide for New Zealanders as they lost 3-0 to India away from home but now came back strongly to thrash Pakistan 2-0. They still has 5 tests to go in their home summer season, 2 are versus Bangladesh which they will try to win and other 3 are against strong South Africans who recently beat Australia in Australia.
After winning the test series Williamson said, “That surface was pretty good for batting. That certainly showed when the first new ball didn’t do a huge amount. They batted very well and we weren’t able pick up those early wickets. Only thing we could do was stick with it and try and control the game. To get that breakthrough, which took a long time, we did have to stay patient.”
This series victory is special for Williamson and his team because of India factor. They lost their miserably in the sub continental challenging and tough situations. India whitewashed them comprehensively. So, boys needed to keep up against the depression and negative mentality and perform better in their home conditions to regain the faith among themselves.
“It was going to be a big challenge coming home from India and a tough series against South Africa. The guys picked themselves up. I suppose we went back to the drawing board with how we’d like to play our cricket at home. Sometimes the baggage from previous results can be tough to get past, but the guys were fantastic. They had a couple of days off and they came back fresh, raring to go. They’re all looking forward to a big home summer,” the New Zealand skipper added.
All the Zealanders are going to be very pleased with their team’s effort in this short series win over Pakistan especially because Pakistan has one of the best seam attacks and New Zealand is the perfect place to execute their strength. Plus the y have beaten England in two of four tests earlier in England. But still New Zealand prevailed.