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Pakistan Cricket’s Talent Pool Impresses New Zealand Skipper Kane Williamson Ahead of Series

Former New Zealand Test captain Kane Williamson praised Pakistan cricket, saying he is impressed by the number of talented players in the Pakistan squad. After their first Test against the Babar Azam-led team ended on a draw, the New Zealand international claimed that Pakistan cricket has a lot of depth and can surprise you at times.

Even after striking a double century in the first game, Williamson was unable to lead New Zealand to victory. Concerning the second Test, the cricketer said that it would be a difficult task since Pakistan is a very powerful squad in the longest version of the game.

“They’ve always had so much skill and every time that I’ve played them throughout the years, there’s always been some, possibly new guys that have come into the side and you’re always simply astounded.

“The level and skill that they seem to keep creating in this nation, we always know that, whichever side that’s been put out, and whatever circumstances are, it is always going to be a tremendous battle. And we simply try to concentrate on our cricket and how we want to keep to our plans while adapting to changing situations,” the player told Geo News.

The Tauranga-born cricketer also claimed that he appreciates changing formats because it keeps him constantly challenged. However, Williamson emphasised the necessity of task management, which allows a cricketer to stay fresh in the midst of a rigorous schedule.

“It’s also nice kind of going between forms, and you keep sort of being pushed by that and keep trying to develop your game and grow your game. At the same time, the international cricket calendar is jam-packed. So, you know, I think it’s essential for guys to try to balance out their workload a little bit so they can remain nice and fresh,” Williamson said.