New Zealand vs Pakistan: Need To Be At Our Best From Day One, Says Kane Williamson | Cricket News

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Kane Williamson will probably be main New Zealand within the Test sequence towards Pakistan.© AFP




New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Thursday stated that his facet must be at its greatest, with a purpose to defeat Pakistan within the upcoming two-match Test sequence. New Zealand and Pakistan will probably be locking horns in a two-match Test sequence, starting December 26 on the Bay Oval. The Kiwis are presently on the third spot in World Test Championship (WTC) standings, and if the facet wins the sequence 2-0, then they’d be agency favourites to progress to the finals of WTC. “I mean, I think the context of that is great for the game in general, having the Test Championship. But our focus as it was in the last couple of Tests is to basically start again and adapt to the conditions that we’re going to have,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Williamson as saying.

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“Obviously four different surfaces, different opposition. We know how good Pakistan is and we’re going to have to be at our best starting from that first day here in the Mount, and make sure we are really clear in how it is we want to operate and basically try and adjust as quickly as possible. So it’s coming back to those basics for us and basically playing what is in front of us, rather than getting too carried away with potential eventual things, who knows,” he added.

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Earlier this month, the BlackCaps had whitewashed West Indies in a two-match Test sequence to maneuver to the third spot in WTC standings. After that, the hosts defeated Pakistan 2-1 within the three-match T20I sequence.

Williamson will probably be main the Kiwis within the Test sequence whereas Pakistan will be led by Mohammad Rizwan in the first Test as common skipper Babar Azam is out injured.

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