Captain Kane Williamson mentioned on Tuesday New Zealand would strategy their extremely anticipated World Cup semi-final towards India with a contemporary perspective and confidence of their capability to outplay the in-form hosts in Mumbai.
The Black Caps began the match with 4 straight wins however confronted the primary of 4 straight defeats towards Rohit Sharma’s facet throughout a interval of harm issues. Nonetheless, they secured a spot in Wednesday’s semi-final because of a late surge.
Williamson, who was getting back from knee surgical procedure for the World Cup and recovering from a damaged finger throughout it, was absent within the defeat towards India. However he expects an equally robust take a look at from the hosts, who remained unbeaten within the group stage.
“We all know it is going to be a troublesome problem. “It is a staff that performed extraordinarily effectively, however we additionally know that when it comes time for the ultimate, all of it begins once more and all of it will depend on the day,” Williamson advised reporters.
“So for us as a staff the main target is again on our cricket. We performed some good cricket all through. We have had a couple of shut losses and some wins alongside the way in which, which has put us on this place we’re in. We’re excited in regards to the problem forward of us.
New Zealand dashed India’s semi-final hopes within the 2019 version, and Williamson expressed no issues that his facet had been nonetheless thought-about underdogs.
“I don’t suppose it’s modified a lot, nevertheless it’s good and India have been distinctive,” Williamson mentioned.
“The most effective groups, if not one of the best, taking part in cricket and matching that. However we additionally know, on the day we play our greatest cricket, that definitely provides us one of the best likelihood. And in terms of the finals, something can occur.
Opening batter Rachin Ravindra stepped up admirably in Williamson’s absence all through his marketing campaign, amassing a powerful 565 runs and incomes reward from the captain.
“It’s not simply in regards to the variety of factors he’s made to this point, but additionally about the way in which he’s scored them and the way that’s been geared in direction of attempting to maneuver the staff ahead.” , Williamson mentioned.