New Zealand vs Pakistan: We have to be our best from day one, says Kane Williamson


Kane Williamson will lead New Zealand in the test series against Pakistan.© AFP

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said on Thursday that his side must be on his best to beat Pakistan in the upcoming two-game test series. New Zealand and Pakistan will lock horns in the Bay Oval on December 26 in a test series of two matches. The Kiwis are currently ranked third in the World Test Championship (WTC) standings, and if the team wins the series 2-0, they would be firm favorites to advance to the WTC final. “I mean, I think the context of that is great for the game in general, with the Test Championship. But our focus as it has been in the last few tests is basically to start over and adapt to the conditions we are in. to have, ”quoted ESPNCricinfo Williamson.


Clearly four different surfaces, different opposition. We know how good Pakistan is and we will have to be at our best from that first day here on the mountain, and make sure that we are really clear in how we want it to operate and in fact try and adjust ASAP. So it’s for us to come back to those basics and basically play what’s ahead of us, instead of getting carried away with possible things, who knows, “he added.


Earlier this month, the BlackCaps had whitewashed the West Indies in a two-game test run to advance to third place in the WTC standings. Then the hosts beat Pakistan 2-1 in the three-match T20I series.

Williamson will lead the Kiwis in the Test series, while Pakistan will be led by Mohammad Rizwan in the first Test as regular skipper Babar Azam is injured.

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