Two Ties Were "Crazy" But New Zealand Should Be Proud, Says Former Captain Daniel Vettori

Updated: 16 July 2019 16:09 IST

Daniel Vettori heaped praise on both finalists New Zealand and England for playing some tremendous cricket in the final of World Cup 2019 in Lord's.

Two Ties Were "Crazy" But New Zealand Should Be Proud, Says Former Captain Daniel Vettori
New Zealand lost in the final of World Cup 2019 against England. © AFP

Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori, terming the two ties which took place in the final match of World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and England as "crazy", said on Tuesday that New Zealand players should be proud of their performance in the showpiece event. Vettori said that the New Zealand team, instead of stressing on negatives, must look for positives they took from the World Cup final. New Zealand lost the World Cup 2019 final even though scores were tied at the end of both regular play and a Super Over shootout, with England's superior boundary count giving them victory.

In his column for the International Cricket Council (ICC), Vettori praised both England and New Zealand for showing a good fight in the final of the showpiece event.

"Both teams were incredible, each had times where they were on top and in control before it was wrestled back, so there were so many parts that you could analyse and deconstruct from the match," he said.

"The New Zealand players will be devastated on their way back home but they should be forever proud of how they performed in the World Cup final," he added.

Further praising the Kiwi players, the spin great said, "Jimmy Neesham did a great job, Lockie Ferguson was in the wickets, Tom Latham played really well with the bat -- there are far more positives than negative to take from this game and the performance."

"The two ties are crazy, but there will be a lot of pride around the performance not only in this game but with the way New Zealand have played throughout the World Cup," he said.

Meanwhile, also lauding England's effort, Vettori felt the hosts were under immense pressure to perform as the tournament was being held in their home.

"They stood up and dominated, they beat the three other semi-finalists in successive games to reach the final and you can't underestimate that type of performance," he added.

"It's the time to celebrate what went right and not focus too heavily on what went wrong," he concluded.

(With IANS inputs)

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Highlights
  • Daniel Vettori said New Zealand should look for positives.
  • He also praised England team for spectacular show in WC.
  • New Zealand gave a tight fight to England in the final.
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