New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was happy about the wicket at Wankhede stadium in their semi final on Wednesday.
We both sides batted well scoring more than 700 runs and but Indians came with a good all round performance to defeat us added Kane who played his last world cup game on Wednesday.
Williamson believes that India is the best team in the world right now and are playing their best cricket. Williamson was all praise for the Rohit Sharma-led India team. India defeated New Zealand by a comfortable margin of 70 runs, continuing its unbeaten streak with its 10th consecutive win in this World Cup .
The batting great, Williamson who has played in four World Cup semi-finals and two finals, will be 37 when southern Africa hosts the quadrennial 50-overs showpiece in 2027, when strike bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult will be 38.
“Some good signs, certainly, in this last period of time. It’s not over just yet, but that’s where the focus is.” Rachin Ravindra the young opener is the find of the team while Daryl Mitchell who stroked back to back centuries against India in both matches showed his class well and Williamson is happy their performance throughout the tournament.
Despite losing five of their last six matches at the tournament, Williamson was proud of what the Black Caps had achieved in India and accepted that they had simply been beaten by a better team at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
ICC denies BCCI influenced the wicket to play semi final
The Daily Mail UK alleged that the BCCI altered the playing surface for their team’s semi-final without ICC authorization, with the intention of favoring India. However, ICC Spokesperson issuing a statement denied the accusation.
“Changes to planned pitch rotations are common towards the end of an event of this length, and has already happened a couple of times. This change was made on the recommendation of the venue curator in conjunction with our host. The ICC independent pitch consultant was apprised of the change and has no reason to believe the pitch won’t play well” ICC Spokesperson said.