We are ready for T20 World Cup, we will compete with any team in the world: New Zealand coach

We are ready for T20 World Cup, we will compete with any team in the world: New Zealand coach

New Zealand coach Gary Stead has said that his team has played strong in all three formats and is ready for the T20 World Cup.

In recent times, New Zealand has been showing the best games in all three formats of cricket. He missed out on becoming the world champion in the 2012 World Cup. But his game in this format was great. He has also qualified for the final of the World Test Championship for the first time this year, where he will face India in the title match in June. Apart from that, he will also have to play in the T20 World Cup this year, for which the Kiwi team is looking ready. Coach Gary Stead is thrilled to see the team perform. Read more – ICC Test Championship 2021: Team India to travel to England with 30 members for Test matches

He said, ‘It’s very encouraging for the team. Recently we have played very good cricket in three formats. If anyone asked earlier this year if the team could get this kind of result, I would say yes it is a bit difficult. But I think winning a Test match was the most important. The competition was especially special at Mount Manganui. Read more – IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli announces World Cup plans, says – I will open in IPL too

He said, ‘I assure you that whenever we sit down to select a team, we will not be short of players. We have a lot of great players. Strength in the team is very important and we have to maintain it for the next 5-10 years. Read more – ICC Test Ranking: Is Shav Pant’s landmark, career-best ranking

Stead said, ‘There are still some players here who will regret not getting a chance to join the team. I think it’s the specialty of a strong team. It’s a good group and from time to time it has proven itself that the team can play against any team in the world.

Input: IANS


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