Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that Kane Williamson’s wicket early on will be key for Team India to stop the New Zealand batting to a below-par total when the two teams clash on Sunday in Dubai.
Williamson averages 29 at a strike rate of 135 with a couple of half-centuries versus India in T20Is. Similar to India, New Zealand have also lost their first match to Pakistan, and the Kiwi skipper will be aiming to lead from the front with the bat.
“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 Singh said in his YouTube video.
I expect this MS Dhoni kind of captaincy from Kohli: Harbhajan Singh
“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,” Harbhajan Singh concluded.