New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee said that his team has got past the recent setback against Australia and set to focus on the upcoming India series. The Blackcaps recently faced a heavy defeat against Australia where the Aussies thrashed the Kane Williamson-led team in their home soil.
Southee got injured in the middle of the series and replaced by Matt Henry. The senior Kiwi pacer admitted that the injury was an ultimate disappointment for him but now he is looking forward to the India series.
Southee said it was disappointing to be left out of the squad but every player needs to respect the decision of the team management.
However, Southee looked confident about the upcoming series and said their boys have experienced ups and downs earlier as well. The recent failure against Australia won’t be affecting the teams’ performance.
The experienced bowler also said that the team has learned enough from that series and looked forward to improving those mistakes in the India series.
Team India will be playing five T20 internationals, two Test matches and three One-day internationals against New Zealand. The series will start with the T20 matches from January 24.
Southee has been one of the most consistent performers for the New Zealand side in recent years. He was part of one of four players who appeared in last year’s 12 T20I matches for New Zealand. With Kane Williamson’s absence due to injury, Southee captained the Blackcaps against Sri Lanka and England. However, Williamson set to make his comeback against India.