T20 World Cup: New Zealand got as good a chance as anyone, says John Wright


Auckland, Oct 21 | Former New Zealand captain Coach John Wright said on Thursday that Kane Williamson and Co. have got ‘as good a chance as anyone’ in the ongoing ICC men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. He added that things can go New Zealands way despite being in a tough group alongside India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and two teams from Round 1.

“I think we’ve (New Zealand) got as good a chance as anyone. I mean overnight Afghanistan thrashed the West Indies. Afghanistan are in our group (and) we’ve got quite a tough group because we’ve got Pakistan and Afghanistan,” Wright said on Mornings with Ian Smith show on SENZ.

Wright was of the opinion that New Zealand’s batting looked good. But the former India and New Zealand coach believes that the fielding and bowling, termed as the ‘defensive side’ of New Zealand’s game, is also very critical.

“I think their batting looks good (but) in T20 cricket, to be honest, the most consistent part of your game is what I call the defensive side, which is actually your fielding and your bowling because if you get that sorted, you generally know that that can be the consistent part of your game.”

“The batting can go up and down, you can have some good days and bad days, but if you’re bowling and you’re fielding is strong, then you’re always in the game.”

Wright is looking forward to the tournament, where he feels that some upsets will happen. “They’ve got a big chance, I mean every team’s got a big chance… if you love your cricket, watch it, because there’s going to be some upsets. And it’s going to be a really interesting competition.”

New Zealand start their ICC men’s T20 World Cup campaign on October 27 in a Super 12 match against Pakistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Source: IANS

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“As always, Tesla is looking for hardcore AI engineers who care about solving problems that directly affect people’s lives in a major way,” Musk tweeted along with a link to apply for the job.

Interested candidates can apply by filling in fields like name, email, exceptional work done in software, hardware or AI, dropping their resume in the PDF format and hitting the Apply option.

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“There is no need even to have a college degree at all, or even high school,” Musk said during an interview with the German automotive publication Auto Bild about his hiring preferences more broadly.

“If somebody graduated from a great university, that may be an indication that they will be capable of great things, but it’s not necessarily the case. If you look at, say, people like Bill Gates or Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs, these guys didna¿t graduate from college, but if you had a chance to hire them, of course that would be a good idea.”

Source: IANS


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