Colin Munro believes that if New Zealand are able to beat India in the ongoing series, it will send a message that the Kiwi team is getting stronger. Munro, who opened the innings in the Wankhede ODI, also admitted that playing as an opener was a challenge for him but he is working hard on it.
After thrashing Sri Lanka 5-0 and brushing aside Australia 4-1 in back to back ODI series, New Zealand
“They will come back strong – stronger than they were in the last game. Hopefully, we can go 2-0 up. It will be hard, but like I said, we stick to one game at a time. If we can get a 2-0 lead against one of the best teams in the world in alien conditions, it will send a good statement out to everyone around the world that New Zealand cricket is getting stronger and stronger,” Munro said as quoted by Wisden India.
In the Mumbai match, India batted first and handed the Kiwis a target of 281 but an
“I think all of us are very excited
Munro has represented the New Zealand team in 25 ODIs and 32 T20Is where he has spent most of his career batting at No. 5 or 6. However, in Mumbai, the team decided to send him to open the innings with Martin Guptill and his score of 28 runs in 35 balls helped the visitors set up the perfect platform for a win.
“(Opening is) challenging, the ball swings around a lot more and the surface has a bit more in it (early in the innings),” he said. “At training, I need to make a few adjustments and I am working hard on it. But I loved batting at the top with Guptill. He helped release some of the pressure. But yes, I am enjoying the challenge and the new role,” the left-hand batsman explained.
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