Kane Williamson on Future of New Zealand: New Zealand batter and captain Kane Williamson believes that we have not seen the end of the current “golden generation” of his nation’s cricket team.
Kane Williamson on Future of New Zealand: ICC CWC 2023
In the recently concluded ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, The Kiwis scraped by into the semi-finals in the fourth position. They faced off against the mighty India in the first knockout match of the tournament.
As per the Kane Williamson on Future of New Zealand, While they showed heart in chasing down a mammoth target of 398, New Zealand fell short, finishing their innings on 327 and crashing out of the tournament.
Before the tournament even began, many fans and experts called it the last chance for the national team’s “golden generation,” as the likes of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and many others were most probably making their final World Cup appearances.
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But if Captain Kane is to be believed, we have not seen the end of his generation of New Zealand cricketers.
In the post-match conference following The Black Caps’ loss to India, Williamson had this to say about how the national side continues to bring younger players in and how it does not mean that his generation of players is about to quit –
“It’s been an ongoing effort as a side to keep trying to get better and push the boundaries of where we can get to as a team and all those people are part of that. You can only hope that, as we experienced from some of our leaders as young guys, we can continue to bring players through… Some good signs, certainly, in this last period of time. It’s not over just yet, but that’s where the focus is.”
When the circus of the ODI World Cup next rolls around in 2027 in South Africa, Kane Williamson will be 37 years old, while his teammates Tim Southee and Trent Boult will be 38. Daryl Mitchell, who carried New Zealand’s hopes in the semi-final on his back, will be 36.