Kane Williamson. (Picture Supply: Cameron Spencer/Getty Photos)

Former India spinner Nikhil Chopra has lauded the New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for not taking part in many dot balls whereas batting. The Kiwis are at the moment locking horns with Pakistan within the first semifinal of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on the Sydney Cricket Floor.

Williamson won’t be a pure power-hitter, however he’s an impactful participant with the potential of rotating strike at common intervals whereas batting and it’s this distinctive high quality of the BlackCaps skipper which has earned Chopra’s admiration. Even within the sport towards Pakistan on Wednesday (November 9), he scored 46 runs off 42 balls after coming in to bat within the first over of the innings.

Kane Williamson’s strike fee has been extra: Nikhil Chopra

“There are not any second ideas about that and with this being an enormous match, New Zealand batting first  you (Kane Williamson) as a captain will get a while on the market. The best way he bats in case you have a look at his earlier and the later matches, his strike fee has been much more. So, his technique will probably be very clear which will probably be to maintain the scoreboard ticking”, mentioned Nikhil Chopra whereas talking on ‘BatBricks7 presents Run Ki Runneeti’ on CricTracker.

“When you have a look at his sport, his technique is to play lesser variety of dot balls and provides strike to the opposite batter. He appears to vary gears solely after scoring 30-40 runs. He then performs these chip pictures, performs rather well towards spin and he additionally appears to make good ft motion”, he added.

“Nonetheless, the runs that he had scored towards India (67 in 2019 World Cup semis) after that someplace down the road that momentum has been misplaced, however an enormous participant wants just one innings to regain again is confidence as a result of after getting back from damage and that too a tennis elbow damage. So while you play the pictures and there’s no stiffness, you get a sense that you’re effective. So you’ll be able to go and specific your self” he additional added.

“So I really feel Kane Williamson would be the key issue in the case of scoring 160 runs towards this bowling assault”,  mentioned the cricketer-turned-commentator.

Kane Williamson’s knock and Daryl Mitchell’s unbeaten 53 made positive that New Zealand posted a combating complete of 152 runs of their 20 overs. 

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