Kane Williamson: Kane Williamson hopes Pakistan will not hold a grudge because New Zealand dropped out of a tour last month due to safety fears when they meet in a Twenty20 World Cup match in Sharjah on Tuesday.
Williamson, who was not on the list in Pakistan because he played for the United Arab Emirates in the Indian Premier League, downplayed the talk about a grudge game.
“There are a lot of good relations within the two teams. Over the years they’ve played a lot against each other, and a number of players have played with each other, as well,” said Williamson on the eve of the match. “I am sure the game will be played in the right spirit.“
A week after New Zealand‘s elimination, England also withdrew their men’s and women’s teams from a tour of Pakistan over concerns for the players’ physical and mental health.
“We had one team in our target, our neighbors (India), now add two more teams. New Zealand and England,” Raja said last month.
Williamson, who admitted that the decision to cancel the tour was based on advice. From the New Zealand government, praised the Pakistan team.
Spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi took 331 to hold India in 1517 in 20 overs before Mohammad Rizwan (79 not eliminated).
And skipper Babar Azam (68 not eliminated) erased the goal in just 17.5 overs.
Pakistan can be sure that they have played most of their home games. In the UAE following the terrorist attacks on the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009.
They have a significant mix of youth and experience.
Williamson declared himself fit after again sustaining an elbow injury.
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