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New Zealand coach ‘proud’ of his inexperience side’s performance against Pakistan


New Zealand’s coach Gary Stead speaks with media on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi. — AFP/File

A day after Pakistan levelled the five-match T20I collection in opposition to New Zealand by securing a nine-run victory in opposition to the guests, Black Caps’ coach Gary Stead stated that he’s “proud” of his facet’s efficiency in opposition to the hosts.

“I am very pleased with the way in which our group performed,” Stead stated whereas speaking to reporters in Lahore.

His remarks come after Pakistan defeated New Zealand within the fifth T20I match to document their second win of the collection whose first match was known as off because of rain.

Regardless of the Males in Inexperienced thrashing the Black Caps within the second T20I, the Kiwis made a powerful comeback to clinch victory within the third and fourth matches.

Expressing satisfaction together with his facet’s efficiency, Stead, who will identify his squad for June’s World Cup in the USA and Caribbean tomorrow (Monday), stated: “We had a disappointing first hit out and the place we had been soundly crushed however to bounce again from that I assumed was actually pleasing and I believe there’s a number of younger guys which have actually elevated their shares over right here.”

“Let’s not neglect Pakistan solely two years in the past had been world cup finalists and […] for us to compete with them I believe was actually, actually pleasing for us,” he added.

The Black Caps coach careworn that each one gamers within the worldwide set-up wanted to maintain working even when they missed out on the World Cup squad on Monday provided that replacements had been more likely to be wanted at some stage.

“We have clearly obtained various guys within the Indian Premier League (IPL) that can both be part of us after they get knocked out of the IPL or be part of us instantly after that once we journey to the West Indies,” he stated.

“So the fellows will nonetheless be working laborious. There will be various fringe gamers who miss choice who will wish to hold coaching as nicely simply in case of harm,” he famous.

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