We need early wickets to put pressure on India, says Kane

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson may not be happy with the results that his side is getting after the match but he is indeed happy with the way that his side are taking good lessons from the Indians. Having been battered by the visitors in the first three matches, the hosts had no clues to pose a threat to India.

We need early wickets to put pressure on India, says Kane
Trent Boult with Virat Kohli

“They (India) are a very good side and they are teaching us a lesson. There are improvements today and we want to appreciate some of the lessons we have learnt from their side,” said Kane Williamson at the post-match presentation after the third ODI.

The only positive from Kiwis was the 119-run stand between Tom Latham and Ross Taylor and apart from that, things didn’t pan out the way they expected. However, the skipper feels that they need early wickets to mount pressure on the Indians.

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“The consistency about their plans and the way they forced some mistakes I guess we gotta be better than that. The margins are large in white cricket but it does require a lot of improvement. I think everybody is wanting to contribute more. The wicket was tough and the partnership between Latham and Ross was outstanding. I think we are going okay with the ball in hand. We need early wickets to put pressure on the opposition,” Kane added.

The Black Caps need something special from each and every player to challenge the Men in Blue. With no wins so far, it will be quite interesting to see how the Kiwis approach the next two games. The fourth ODI is scheduled to play at Seddon Park on January 31.

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