Kiwi captain Kane Williamson speaks about CWC19 PReperations
May 24 (CRICKETNMORE) - Kane Williamson isn’t worried about New Zealand suffering any ODI ring rust as they look to go one better than four years ago at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
The Black Caps face warm-up games against India this Saturday and West Indies next Tuesday but those will be their first ODIs since an 88-run victory over Bangladesh on February 19 – more than three months ago.
Pretty much every other country has been playing regular ODIs since then but skipper Williamson is convinced the IPL and white-ball practice back in New Zealand will have provided sufficient preparation for his men.
“The nature of having a tournament on the other side of the world meant we didn’t have our domestic competitions going on or any ODI series in our own country,” he explained.
“That’s just the nature of beast but we had plenty of players involved with the IPL and some warm-ups in Australia, which was very beneficial.
“The international game is evolving and ever-changing – you’re playing all over the world at different times, so you’re just trying to prepare mentally as well as you can.