Jacques Kallis feels New Zealand would play ‘smart’ cricket rather than ‘destructive’ in final against England

South African legend, Jacques Kallis says that England’s performance in the last three matches has been inspirational and they are favourites to win the cup.
Jacques Kallis feels New Zealand would play ‘smart’ cricket rather than ‘destructive’ in final against EnglandJacques Kallis feels New Zealand would play ‘smart’ cricket rather than ‘destructive’ in final against England
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New Zealand entered the finals by defeating the Men in Blue by 18 runs in the semi-final at Manchester. The South African legend, Jacques Kallis wrote in his column for ‘The Times of India’ that New Zealand will play a cautious, tactical game of cricket where they would like to take minimum risks. He also said that even though they have some explosive cricketers with both bat and ball, but he expects them to play ‘smart’ rather than ‘destructive’. He added that in a boxing match, New Zealand would win on points rather than a knockout.

Kallis was extremely impressed with England and especially with their performance in the latter half of the tournament. He said that England’s performance in the last three matches has been inspirational, and which also led to the defeat of Australia. According to him, the hosts have now played effectively three semi-finals in a row and their performances have just gotten better and better. He added that even though England is naturally the favourites to win their first World Cup, he can see several ways in which they could be upset by the Black Caps.

He stated that England will have every intention of playing the same, bold form of cricket which has made them the best team in the World for the last two to three years. However, he added that, on an occasion as big as this, the mind may be willing, but the body develops a will on its own.

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