SYDNEY: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has no intention of giving up a game format despite losing a chance to win the T20 World Cup title for the second straight year.
Williamson’s place in the T20 squad will be reconsidered after the right-hander looked far from smooth in the ongoing showpiece as New Zealand returned empty-handed from a fifth white-ball World Cup consecutive, despite the semi-finals in each of them.
“Yes, I certainly like to play in all formats. There’s a lot of cricket, so you have to deal with that a bit,” the 32-year-old said after New Zealand’s seven-wicket loss to New Zealand. Pakistan in the first semi-final. here Wednesday.
“It’s a changing landscape with players all over the world at the moment, and we’ve seen that in our side as well.
“After these kinds of events, you kind of sit down and give yourself a chance to reflect and kind of watch what’s to come,” he added.
New Zealand were close to making it to a second consecutive T20 World Cup final before Pakistan destroyed their dreams. In the last edition in the UAE, the Kiwis lost against Australia in the clash of titles.
New Zealand also reached the final of the bottom two ODI World Cups in 2015 and 2019, but below.
“Yeah, for me it’s about the game, the performance, and that’s definitely what we’re looking at. That’s the most frustrating thing for me today (Wednesday). If you get beaten while playing your best cricket, then you must certainly accept it.” Williamson said.
Asked about New Zealand’s continued failure in a World Cup title clash, he said: “We’ve played in a number of different finals and put in some really good performances, probably good enough to win. , and either we were met by a team that’s played a little bit better or a team that played about even, you know, whatever.”
“The picture is big. You play a number of tournaments. Yes, you want to win some, but you finish one tournament, you definitely start focusing on the next one.
“For me it comes down to cricket, and that’s where our focus is. The environment, the quality of our following, and there were a lot of good things. The trip was good, a lot of good cricket, but you’ve got to keep going while you get into the business end.”
New Zealand are set to host India for a series of white balls, consisting of three T20Is followed by as many ODIs, from November 18 to Wellington.
“It continues and we have games quite quickly after that. Those experiences are fantastic. Obviously you want to continue to be on the good side of the results, but that said there are a number of young players, older players in sort of thing, and it’s evolving, those kinds of tournaments,” Williamson said.
“So everyone takes a bit of space in the team. When you’re put in those kinds of positions again, you can kind of reflect and try to do it a little bit better. There will be a reflection. C is still raw,” he concluded.



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