Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel. Credits: Twitter

Former South African pacer Morne Morkel has opined that New Zealand will not be overwhelmed by the heat in the finals and will have enough confidence after beating England. New Zealand has always performed above the expectations on them and has been very successful in every format.

They defeated the English side who were deemed as the favorites of the T20 World cup 2021 and will now be heading against Australia for the finals. The New Zealand side led by Kane Williamson lost the finals of the World cup 2019 and they will be looking to make sure they win the title this time around.

Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Morne Morkel Heaps Praise on New Zealand’s Success

Morne Morkel admitted that no one had given New Zealand the edge to make the semi-finals and explained the way, the Kiwis had turned up in the tournament. He added that Williamson has a huge impact on the team’s performances in terms of leadership and organization.

“While the spotlight was on India, Pakistan, England and Australia throughout the tournament, there was a little voice inside my head saying: ‘hang on don’t forget about New Zealand’. 

“They are the current World Test champions, played in the last 50-over World Cup final and their white-ball cricket has been exceptional over the past couple of years. They are street smart and organized and have an inspirational leader in Kane Williamson.” Morkel wrote in his ICC column.

New Zealand vs Australia
New Zealand vs Australia (Credits: Twitter)

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“They Can Handle The Heat When It’s On Them” – Morne Morkel

Morne Morkel was very confident that New Zealand’s win against England will drive them into handing heat in the finals against Australia. He added that the Black Caps will focus on the controllable and doing the basics well rather than thinking too much about the opponents.

“New Zealand won’t mind who they are playing in the final. They’ve already overcome a huge hurdle and got one over England which shows they can handle the heat when it’s on them.

“In the final, it’s about doing the basics as well as possible. That group is really focused on the fundamentals, but also have the ability to flick the switch to fifth gear and blow teams out of the water. Their focus will be on getting themselves ready and controlling what they can control,” he added.

New Zealand Team
New Zealand Team (Credits: Twitter)

This is the first final for New Zealand in the T20 World cup and they will be hoping to make it big.

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