“Their hunger for runs and desire to keep getting better is quite incredible”- Ian Bell

Bell mentioned the calmness of both the players in the middle and how they are so composed when they bat.

Former England cricketer Ian Bell talked about the skippers of England and New Zealand, Joe Root and Kane Williamson respectively, and admired their batting capabilities.

Bell mentioned the calmness of both the players in the middle and how they are so composed when they bat.

When asked about comparing both the batsmen he said, “Both are good players, aren’t they? The consistency they play at. You know their desire for big runs, the hunger I suppose to keep improving.”


He also talked about Joe Root on how he has performed for England he said, “What I’ve seen with Joe and playing with Joe is the best England have ever had. His defense, his rotation of strike, his sweeps, he has become a master of the sweeps. So we are very lucky to have him like you said one of the greatest players of all time and really in his pomp right now.

“What I remember of Joe when was a young player coming into the side it wasn’t just his batting but what he gave to the team. He was desperate to do a lot of different things that helped the team become better, they’re actually not the nice jobs to do but you got stuck in,” he added.

Adding in his statement about Kane Williamson he said, “A down to earth guy, goes about his business quite quietly of the field, but when he gets in his zone, we talk about being in the zone, that guy looks so calm all the time. Plays the ball so late and makes batting look so easy. New Zealand have got a great side for the amount of cricket they have in New Zealand and the teams they may have, it’s not a massive pool of players to pick from and all their other sports but they seem to punch above their weight all the time and they are led incredibly well by Kane Williamson”

Both the teams are playing a Test series against each other which means it will be a battle of the best between both sides.

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