Tim Southee credits IPL for New Zealand's performance in T20 World Cup 2021
Tim Southee, New Zealand's one of the greatest seasoned pace bowler, claimed that playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, with days before the commencement of the ICC men's T20 World Cup 2021, has benefited all of New Zealand's bowlers.
The New Zealand bowling attack was on outstanding form as they stopped Virat Kohli captained Team India to just 110 runs in India's 2nd match in the T20 World Cup match on Sunday, the October 31st.
Kane Williamson led New Zealand side cruised to an 8 wicket victory over India, thanks largely to their bowling department's outstanding performance. Southee, Trent Boult, and Mitchell Santner have all played for various teams in Indian Premier League 2021.
During a virtual interaction, Tim Southee stated that the IPL 2021 played a huge part in the team's performance in the T20 World Cup 2021, especially, having already played in this condition, helped the Kiwis a lot more.
Tim Southee (in Press) said "Playing in the IPL 2021 in UAE has helped New Zealand bowlers in the T20 World Cup".— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 2, 2021
Tim Southee played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2nd phase of the IPL 2021 as a replacement of Pat Cummins. He played only 3 matches matche and picked up 3 wickets, but sat on the bench for the most of the times.
Tim Southee has played both of the matches for New Zealand in their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign. The veteran pace bowler has picked up 2 wickets in as many matches.
New Zealand in T20 World Cup 2021
New Zealand suffered a defeat against Pakistan in their opening match of the T20 World Cup 2021, but made a brilliant comeback to register a huge 8 wickets win over the Indian cricket team.
New Zealand cricket team currently sits 3rd in their group 2 of the Super 12 round, which consists of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia.
The Kane Williamson led team will take the field once again today as they are set to take on Scotland in match 32 of the T20 World Cup 2021, in Dubai's Dubai International Cricket Stadium.