AUS vs NZ: Cricketing landscape is changing fast, need to strike balance, says Kane Williamson

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AUS vs NZ: Cricketing landscape is changing fast, need to strike balance, says Kane Williamson
AUS vs NZ: Cricketing landscape is changing fast, need to strike balance, says Kane Williamson

AUS vs NZ: Cricketing landscape is changing fast, need to strike balance, says Kane Williamson

AUS vs NZ: With the introduction of T20 leagues, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson believes the world cricketing scene is changing quickly and that finding a balance between franchise cricket and national duty is now essential.

Williamson’s remarks were made at a time when many cricketers choose to compete in cash-rich T20 leagues over international cricket.

“It’s a tricky one because it is changing. So much seems to have happened so quickly,” Williamson told reporters.

“It does seem to be a movement in the landscape of the game. Every case is unique and every case has got their individual needs at different stages of their lives.

“There are a lot of different franchise events happening and seeing players make decisions on their playing careers… suggests that there is a balance to strike and some things to work through,” he added.

AUS vs NZ: Cricketing landscape is changing fast, need to strike balance, says Kane Williamson
AUS vs NZ: Cricketing landscape is changing fast, need to strike balance, says Kane Williamson

After making a request to spend more time with his family and play in T20 tournaments throughout the world, Trent Boult recently released from his central contract.

Soon after, Boult signed by Melbourne Stars for the Big Bash League (BBL).

On the other side, New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme made the decision to stop playing international cricket and signed by Adelaide Strikers of the BBL during the draught.

Williamson is now captaining the team in a three-match ODI series against Australia. Despite having a history of injuries, including a chronic elbow issue. Since the 2019 World Cup final, Williamson has only played three ODIs.

“At the moment I’m very much here and looking to do my very best for the team. I love being involved in this environment,” Williamson said.

“It’s nice to have those 10 days at home and the body is feeling good.

“It’s nice to be training fully and batting for long periods in the nets,” he added.