“It counts for something but not for everything because we still come back to one-off clashes with opponents and if you win then you can go a long way in the competition.
“But there is not much time for slip-ups or conservative cricket,” said Williamson.
“It’s such an interesting tournament, such a short tournament, that on any given day, things can happen that might be out of your control and go one way or the other,” he said.
“You do need to be hitting the ground running and we do have a very tough pool. Both are pools are tough,” he added.
New Zealand have recently played a tri-series with Bangladesh and Ireland in Ireland and finished up as winners. Though some players were missing in the tri-series, but he hopes it won’t be a problem for his side.
“Any time you have those experiences against opponents you are coming up against in similar conditions, it is the same side too, it is only a good thing.
“But you don’t tend to look too much into it in tournaments like this. It is a one-off game and both teams will be playing with freedom and hope it comes off.”
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com