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Kane Williamson credits his ‘bits and pieces’ cricketers for WTC triumph

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson greeted his star-stripped team’s commitment as he savored the “special feeling” of winning the inaugural World Test Championship club by beating India

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson praised his star-stripped team’s commitment as he savored the “special feeling” of winning the inaugural World Trials Championship club by beating India, relying on “bits and pieces to stay on track. games and be competitive.  “With the triumph of the World Trials Championship, the “good guys” of world cricket proved that they do not always finish last. The victory over mighty India has also offset the anguish of successive ODI World Cup final defeats in 2015 and 2019.

Kane Williamson called his final victory over India the “pinnacle” but fell short of calling it the country’s greatest achievement in the game.

“I’ve been a part of (New Zealand cricket) for a short time, it’s a very special feeling, the first time in our history that we came out with a world title,” Kane Williamson said at the post-match press conference on Wednesday. .

“We’ve had 22 players in the last two years, and they’ve all done their part and the support staff and the guys who played this game, it’s a special achievement to savor.

“I think for us, we know that we don’t always have the stars, and we use our bits and pieces to stay in the games and be competitive,” added the likeable captain in the post-match presentation.

He said that it is good to finally be on the right side of the result.

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“Well obviously it’s the pinnacle right, being involved in the final? Like I said, a formidable team in India. 2019 was a great occasion and a brilliant game of cricket too.

“But obviously a slightly different feeling of being on the right side of the result for us,” he said minutes later in the media interaction.

About the “nice guys” tag that he gave them, he said, “People can comment on that or tag us however they would like …”

“But it’s not about being more than authentic to us as a group and the kind of cricket we want to play and the behaviors that are important to us day after day.”

New Zealand cricketers are arguably the friendliest cricketers in the world, including India, and Williamson hoped the outcome of the final wouldn’t change that.

“It’s good that we may be India’s second favorite team. I hope it continues to be that way.

“It was a great game of cricket played with a fantastic spirit and very, very competitive and on a surface that offered something everywhere and every team had a chance to win, lose and draw on the final day.”

It was only the second major international trophy won by New Zealand in its history, following its victory at the ICC Knock Out in 2000, leaving the patron ecstatic.

“For us it is a moment of great pride in our history and a moment of pride as a team, to stick with what we do well and come out with victory, which is a great feeling.”

With India eliminated by 170 and the sun shining on the Rose Bowl on the sixth reserve day, New Zealand needed 139 runs in 53 overs to win the WTC title.

The experience of Kane Williamson (52 not out) and Ross Taylor (47 not out) saw them review the target with eight wickets to spare.

“Even though he was 130-something on that surface, having an experienced hitter like Ross was certainly helpful.

“It’s a really special feeling to be there at the end together and to score those races, even though it was strange on that surface. You never felt comfortable. It was nice to soak up some of that pressure and form a partnership.”

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has called for a three-match test series to decide future WTC title champions.

Kane Williamson said the arguments are compelling on both sides and said that scheduling would be challenging for the ICC.

“We know how fickle cricket is. The unique factor brings a unique dynamic, which makes it exciting and all these kinds of things, and anything can happen on any given day,” he said.

“I suppose the challenge would be to schedule and that series among a lot of cricket that is already underway, but certainly the more cricket you have within a series, the more you will discover and the more it will reveal, but in the same way it was really exciting match. ”

Wicketkeeper B J Watling showed a lot of determination by continuing to stay on the field despite injuring his finger on the final day.

Watling had already announced that the WTC final would be his swan song, but Williamson joked that he would probably change his mind now.

“I don’t know if he is retiring more. He is a special member, a leader in our group, and really

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