England vs New Zealand: ‘Fierce’ problem posed by hosts extra of a priority to Kane Williamson than Lord’s historical past

England vs New Zealand: ‘Fierce’ problem posed by hosts extra of a priority to Kane Williamson than Lord’s historical past

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson insisted the “fierce problem” posed by England shall be uppermost in his thoughts moderately than his staff’s file at Lord’s when he leads the Blackcaps within the first Check on the ‘residence of cricket’ on Wednesday.

The match shall be New Zealand’s first at Lord’s since their agonising Tremendous Over loss to England within the 2019 World Cup closing, when the scores had been degree on the finish of fifty overs.

New Zealand will face India within the inaugural World Check Championship closing in Southampton beginning on June 18 after this two-match collection, however their Check file at Lord’s is poor with only one win — again in 1999 — from 17 makes an attempt.

Completely different aspect

Williamson, recalling New Zealand loss within the 2019 closing on boundary countback, informed reporters on Tuesday: “It was a improbable sport of cricket. It’s a completely different aspect and there was a while since that day.

“Our focus is on the cricket we need to play as a Check aspect and there may be actually no considered that.

“We had been each a part of a improbable sport that was deciding largely by issues largely outdoors each of the groups’ management,” he added in a reference to the freak additional runs England scored when a throw from the outfield deflected off Ben Stokes’ bat for a boundary.

Nonetheless, star batsman Williamson added: “You look again fondly and having that match performed at a floor like Lord’s I suppose provides to it.

“The fellows are actually excited to be again right here. It’s all the time a pleasure to have the chance to play at Lord’s.”

“Each time you get the chance to play here’s a actually particular factor — ‘the house of cricket’ and for a number of guys it’s their first time at Lord’s and they’re actually soaking it up. It’s fairly cool, regardless of it being a bit distinctive with bubble life.

“Will probably be nice to have crowds again,” stated Williamson forward of a match that can see spectators returning to worldwide cricket in England for the primary time because the coronavirus pandemic.

Turning to New Zealand’s Check file at Lord’s, he stated: “The ideas aren’t to these types of stats…they do not depend for an excessive amount of.”

England haven’t misplaced a house Check collection since 2014 and Williamson, who scored a Check hundred at Lord’s the next yr, stated: “We nonetheless know the problem 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 wanting ahead to that problem.”

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