Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels the wicket of Kane Williamson upfront will give the team a huge against New Zealand in the 20-20 World Cup game. Virat Kohli-led India will face New Zealand on Sunday (October 31). The match is being seen as a virtual quarterfinal for both teams. The winner of this match is likely to qualify for the knockouts. Harbhajan feels it is vital for India to build constant pressure on Williamson.
“India will have to build pressure on Kane Williamson upfront. If India can get him out early, I believe they can even keep their score under 130. And if they do that, India will be able to chase it easily,” Harbhajan said on his YouTube channel.
The cricketer-turned-expert also feels Kohli has to be street smart like MS Dhoni against New Zealand. “T20s is such a format where if you don’t take wickets, you’ll keep getting further away from the game. For that, the pressure will have to be created in the field setting like MS Dhoni does when he captains CSK.
“He puts the fielder in such a place where the ball will go. It’s not necessarily the orthodox midwicket or cover, he moves his fielders to places where the ball is expected to go. I expect this kind of captaincy and this kind of awareness from India in this match,” he concluded.
Dhoni is regarded as one of the best tacticians in the game and once again proved his mettle by devising perfect strategies and plans to counter opposition batters in the IPL, leading his team to the fourth title.