Kane Williamson doubtful for Wellington T20I tie against England

Monday, 12 Feb, 2018

New Zealand will take on England in a T20 game tomorrow at the Westpack ground in Wellington. "It's important we don't chase the win, we chase how we want to be playing our cricket", he added. Obviously England and Australia have played two in a row which means we didn't have a game to play.

"We've under-performed as a team and because of that we've got a bee in our bonnet", said the Surrey right-hander. The England captain was ruled out of the last match against Australia due to a groin injury, with Jos Buttler leading the side, and will be assessed by the medical team ahead of the nets on match day. It's not just about being aggressive and hitting the ball out of the park, it's recognising we have got the firepower and being smarter with it. Buttler was named the stand-in captain in Morgan's absence. In the past we've played a lot smarter cricket. "We know England are a risky side; Australia have got off to a great start and come up with the wins but that doesn't make England any less unsafe".

"It would be great to have him here but who knows what will happen".

"It will just give him a couple of days at home really", said Darren Lehmann in Melbourne on Monday. There's no shying away from that.

"(New assistant coach) Ricky Ponting has been doing some really good work with him, so we'd expect him to come out of that rut pretty quickly.

The decision about Williamson is likely to be taken on the morning of the match.

Roy himself was unable to explain his sudden dip in form, saying: "I've underperformed in quite a few of my last T20 games which has been hugely frustrating".

"I've been going well batting the last couple of weeks so I'm not going to change anything different so I'll just stand there and try to react", said Seifert. "I just need to play stronger shots".

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson could hand over the reins to Tim Southee, left, for Tuesday's England match if his back injury worsens. As a precautionary measure, New Zealand have included Henry Nicholls in the squad. "I've got a bit of a back niggle and hopefully it's settled by tomorrow.", as quoted by cricbuzz. I'm looking forward to taking a full part in training and hoping I should be fit for tomorrow night but Henry is in is cover.