Trent boult and Tim Southee absence New Zealand will face massive pressure
Trent boult and Tim Southee: As a result of Trent Bolt and Tim Southee’s absence, New Zealand will face huge crises. India will bang on New Zealand, and it will be one of the most important games here at home. While New Zealand looks, they will attempt to win the game. The players will try to bang on each other and win.
Tom Latham Statement Trent boult and Tim Southee
According to espncricinfo “Anytime that Tim, Trent and Kane aren’t in the side or aren’t with us, it obviously leaves a massive hole for us,” New Zealand captain Tom Latham said ahead of the first ODI in Hyderabad. “On the other hand, it presents opportunities for the other guys that have been around the squad for a while. I think we’re lucky that pretty much everyone. Has played international cricket in this side, which is a bonus and over Covid. It presented opportunities to other guys. When guys like that have a break, it’s the other guys’ turn to step up and have an opportunity and we’re lucky enough to have someone like Lockie Ferguson. who has played a lot of cricket here in India and I’m sure the guys will be leaning on his experiences as best as possible.”
“This is our last opportunity to play in these conditions before the World Cup. In October and November. which you know, isn’t too far away. Further he also added to espncricinfo report ” Latham said. “So, I guess for us it’s [about] taking as many learnings. As we can from these conditions and I said we’re lucky enough that most of the guys have played in these Indian conditions before.
I don’t think we’ve played a one-dayer at any of the venues we have been playing at. So for us, it’s getting used to the conditions and familiarising ourselves with different surfaces that we may be faced with during the World Cup.”
Latham talk about Pakistan
“The cricket we played in Pakistan was really good,” Latham said. “It was somewhere we have never toured before for a long time and to come up with a series win. Where it is difficult to play was really nice. I guess for us coming here, it’s about trying to adapt to conditions the best we can. The surfaces here will potentially be better than what we had in Pakistan. So just trying to stick to our plans as best as we can and I’m sure it’ll be a competitive series. Every time we play India, it’s always a competitive series and we’re looking forward to what’s coming up.”
Further statement by Latham
“As I said before, we’re lucky enough we’ve played these guys and we’ve played India a lot – whether it would be here or back home in recent years,” Latham said. “So, as I said we plan for these guys with our scouting as best as possible and talking to the guys that have played here before. whether it’s in the IPL or different series in terms of trying to read their different deliveries.
We will certainly be doing our best to try and negate them [Chahal and Kuldeep]. Obviously spin is quite a big thing over here in India. And we’re really excited about the three games coming up in the one-day series.”
Input : espncricinfo