New Zealand are again at Lord’s for the primary time after their heartbreak loss towards England within the remaining of 2019 World Cup. Nonetheless, the format is totally different this time and New Zealand would look to do their costume rehearsal for the World Check Championship (WTC) towards India in Southampton from June 18. England will probably be mere spectators in their very own dwelling and that might be a sigh of aid for Kane Williamson’s males.
However New Zealand are nicely conscious of England’s “incredibly clinical” efficiency of their dwelling situations and subsequently prepared for the problem from Joe Root’s aspect, which is aiming to win 7 consecutive Check matches earlier than heading to Australia for the Ashes.
England haven’t misplaced a house Check sequence since 2014 and Williamson, who scored a Check hundred at Lord’s the next yr, stated, “We still know the challenge is a fierce one.
“England are extremely scientific of their situations and there are a variety of issues to look to regulate to on this a part of the world. We’re trying ahead to that problem,” Williamson added.
Recalling New Zealand loss in the 2019 World Cup final on boundary countback, Kane Williamson said, “It was a improbable recreation of cricket. It’s a totally different aspect and there was a while since that day.
“Our focus is on the cricket we want to play as a Test side and there is certainly no thought of that.
“We had been each a part of a improbable recreation that was deciding largely by issues largely exterior each of the groups’ management,” he added in a reference to the freak extra runs England scored when a throw from the outfield deflected off Ben Stokes’ bat for a boundary.
Nevertheless, the star batsman added that the team was excited to be back and playing and cricket at the iconic venue.
“You look again fondly and having that match performed at a floor like Lord’s I suppose provides to it.
“The guys are really excited to be back here. It is always a pleasure to have the opportunity to play at Lord’s.”
“Every time you get the opportunity to play here is a really special thing – ‘the home of cricket’ and for a few guys it is their first time at Lord’s and they are certainly soaking it up. It is pretty cool, despite it being a bit unique with bubble life.
“Will probably be nice to have crowds again,” said Williamson ahead of a match that will see spectators returning to international cricket in England for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic.
Turning to New Zealand’s Test record at Lord’s, he said: “The ideas aren’t to these kinds of stats…they do not rely for an excessive amount of.”
Out of their 17 Check matches at Lord’s since 1931, New Zealand have gained just one.