News | Cricket
24 Jan 2018 14:45
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports > Cricket

    Williamson returns from sideline sojourn

    Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson has enjoyed watching his teammates step up while he has been resting up after deciding to take a short break from cricket.


    Skipper Kane Williamson has been enjoying a different perspective watching from the sidelines as the Black Caps have dominated the West Indies in both ODI and Twenty20 formats.

    Williamson returns for Monday's second T20 at Bay Oval in Tauranga, and for the third two days later, refreshed from a planned break which saw him miss the final two ODI matches and the first T20.

    He admits it's been a little difficult to step back, but says it's been worth it to see players like Glenn Phillips make their mark.

    The young wicketkeeper-batsman scored an up-tempo 40-ball 55 in New Zealand's 47-run win in the first T20, capping off a memorable day with three superb catches including a brilliant diving dismissal of dangerous opener Chris Gayle.

    Williamson says the 21-year-old has been developing nicely since showing promise on New Zealand's recent tour of India.

    "He's a great fella to have in the group - he's a bit of an energiser bunny and extremely quick," Williamson said on Sunday.

    "He runs around and makes things happen in the field as we saw in the last game, and he's a real talent with the bat as well, really dynamic."

    Williamson admitted it had been something of a challenge to turn off from cricket, but his break had been made easier by New Zealand's dominant performances in the three games he'd missed.

    The Black Caps won the second ODI by 204 runs, the rain-affected third by 66 runs, then went on to comfortably win the first T20 in Nelson on Saturday.

    "The team's playing some good cricket," Williamson said.

    "One of the bonuses of having guys have small breaks is the fact that we're able to get other guys game time at the highest level, and that does help with the depth."

    © 2018 NZN, NZCity


     Other Cricket News
     23 Jan: Ben Stokes return on Kiwi soil delayed
     23 Jan: Pakistan pay for reckless approach: Rance
     23 Jan: Root pulls out of England team for T20s
     22 Jan: Munro steers NZ to T20 win over Pakistan
     22 Jan: Maxwell named in Australian T20 squad
     21 Jan: Sodhi keen to impress in Black Caps T20s
     20 Jan: NZ U19s trump South Africa at World Cup
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Donald's Ulster deal off after injury More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    TPP 'fairer for NZ': Parker More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Hugh Hefner's widow Crystal Harris misses the media mogul "every day" 14:21

    Accident and Emergency:
    Search suspended for missing skydiver 14:06

    Entertainment:
    Stacey Solomon has revealed she slips out of the house while her kids are asleep to have sex with boyfriend Joe Swash 13:51

    Law and Order:
    Hamilton woman not seen since December 13:46

    Business:
    TPP 'fairer for NZ': Parker 13:36

    Business:
    Volpara posts record sales in Dec quarter 13:26

    Entertainment:
    Meryl Streep recommended an exorcist to Steven Spielberg 13:21

    Soccer:
    Watson ends four-season Phoenix stint 13:06

    Entertainment:
    Paloma Faith "couldn't wait" to find out the sex of her child 12:51

    International:
    Oscars nominations: James Franco and Wonder Woman among major snubs 12:46


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd