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SOUTHAMPTON: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson feels enjoying in opposition to India within the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) remaining that too in a impartial nation is an “thrilling prospect” which he’s trying ahead to.
England and New Zealand are set to lock horns in two Assessments, starting June 2 earlier than the Kiwis tackle India within the WTC remaining beginning on June 18.
Williamson stated the main focus of the Kiwis might be on one sport at a time as they gear as much as play two Assessments in opposition to England earlier than the WTC remaining.
“It is nice and like I discussed it is good at all times to get into the facet after a break. There may be quite a lot of pleasure within the camp and we all know the problem, like coming over right here and enjoying in opposition to England in their very own yard,” stated Williamson in a digital press convention.
“However I do know the boys are actually excited for the problem after which the Take a look at Championship remaining. The main target might be on one sport at a time, I suppose having a distinct opposition, enjoying in a impartial nation is an thrilling prospect,” he added.
The New Zealand facet is quarantining having arrived within the UK final week. The Kiwi skipper is keen to get out and begin coaching for the three Assessments.
“A lot of the workforce is right here now. We’re all just about on the identical facet [of the hotel] so we’re in a position to catch up just a little bit with each other on our totally different balconies,” stated Williamson.
“For a variety of guys, it is their first time within the bubble, whereas others have achieved it a number of occasions, so that may be fairly useful,” he additional stated.
“Step one is getting out of the bubble, and after that, we’re trying ahead to beginning our preparation, when it comes to adjustment to situations and catching up with the fellows. It is at all times thrilling when there was a time period away from the workforce, and I stay up for that,” Williamson opined.
In the meantime, the UK-bound Indian cricketers — each women and men — who stay outdoors Mumbai have assembled within the metropolis with the likes of Mithali Raj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Mayank Agarwal, and Washington Sundar reaching the vacation spot by way of a constitution flight on Wednesday.
The boys’s workforce will depart for the UK on June 2 for the upcoming World Take a look at Championship (WTC) remaining in opposition to New Zealand after which the five-match Take a look at sequence in opposition to England. Then again, the ladies’s workforce will lock horns in opposition to England in a one-off Take a look at, three T20Is, and three ODIs.