Former New Zealand cricketer Andre Adams said that it is time for the national team to think about bringing a change in captaincy and let Kane Williamson focus on his batting as well. Williamson has been considered as one of New Zealand’s greatest players of all time but he has been struggling in the past few seasons with injuries and his form has gone down too as well.
Adams, as quoted by nzherald.co.nz, said that he has seen a rough patch over the past few months and feels that he could drop one of the formats to get back in form as well. The former cricketer has also added that it may be better to have a new captain and allow Kane Williamson to just focus on his batting now.
“He hasn’t scored the runs you would expect – he’s been through a difficult time for the last 12 to 18 months,” Adams told Newstalk ZB’s Jason Pine from Australia. “Everything’s changed over the last couple of years, with family and kids. It changes your perspective a little bit.”
“It’s good to see him back(but) perspective changes as you get older. When you are young you can do all three formats no problem, travel the world. Maybe it is better to have a new captain and let Kane bat – I don’t think Kane has an ego in that aspect, he will just do what is best for the team. The way Ross Taylor lost the captaincy wasn’t great, but it worked out well for him as a batsman in the end,” again said Andre Adams.
When he was asked about adjustments to the top order, Adams has also said that thoughts of dropping Tom Latham could be complicated if Williamson steps away from captaincy as the left-hander could be next in line for becoming the new captain as well.
“Latham might be the next captain if Kane is tossing some stuff up – if Kane drops the captaincy he will probably drop all the formats in my opinion, although that’s not a fact,” concluded Andre Adams.