Vaibhav Tripathi ∙ Aug 14 2022, 10:00 AM

Gary Stead hugely impressed with the New Zealand batters


image-l6t2aqhrGary Stead contented with his team's performance

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead showered praise on the Kiwi batters for adapting well to the conditions in the ongoing three-match T20I series against West Indies in the Caribbean.

The Blackcaps have already sealed the T20I series with back-to-back wins in the first two games. New Zealand have dominated the two-time T20 champions in their own backyard.

Commenting on yet another series win, Stead said that the New Zealand batters have done well in the first T20Is on wickets that have been challenging to bat.


What Stead has to say

"The wickets have been interesting. They look like they take a wee bit of turn, and they've sort of held a wee bit. The way our guys have come in and batted around usually one person in the innings has been great, and the thing that's been pleasing that we've done is our match-ups have been very good and we've taken those on wholeheartedly,

"Glenn (Phillips) burst on to the scene a year or so ago now, and scored a great hundred at Mount Maunganui versus West Indies, and since then just keeps making every post a winner. His batting's been fantastic, he's got good power, but then you couple that with what he can do in the field, it's pretty special as well. He's taken a lot of catches this tour, but the speed he has saves us runs on the field too." 


Stead lauds Phillips 

Glenn Phillips produced a match-winning innings of 76 off 41 balls to seal the series for his team in the last game. He has been brilliant in the shorter formats, and he is now performing well in the international circuit as well. The dynamic middle-order batter has scored three fifties in the last seven T20Is.


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