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T20 World Cup: Encourages UAE Seamer signs, but ticket gates may be improved later, says Tim Sauchy

Tim Southee participated in New Zealand at the fourth T20 World Cup over the weekend after playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders at the recent end of the IPL, also in the United Arab Emirates.

Saudi was watching the UAE situation closely while playing at the IPL. (Reuters photo)

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  • Sauzy said the sites in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai have different characteristics.
  • New Zealand will play on all three grounds in a Super 12 group match.
  • Saudi believes that New Zealand has personnel to cope with change.

New Zealand high-speed bowler Tim Sauchy believes that the situation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can help Seamer early in the T20 World Cup, but it can change as the weather cools. Saudi took a closer look at Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) and played for the runner-up Kolkata Knight Riders.

“This was a great experience and there was no better preparation to lead to the World Cup here in the same situation we face,” he said of IPL.

“The wickets are a bit different from what you would normally expect in the UAE, a slower touch. The seamer actually did a reasonable job with many cutters and hit the wickets.

“There are signs of encouragement for Seamer, but I’m confident that the ticket gates will improve as the weather is starting to cool a bit.”

According to Sau Chi, the Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai grounds have different characteristics, with additional variations depending on whether the match is played day or night.

New Zealand will play on all three grounds in Super 12 group matches, including clashes with India and Pakistan, but Saudi believes that Blackcap has personnel to handle the change.

“Our strength is to adapt to the conditions … and to come up with a plan that suits us,” he said.

Saudi said the shortest international format has changed significantly since the first T20 World Cup in 2010. It’s not just swashback ring batters and mystery spinners.

“Seamer has been developing different types of balls during that time,” said a 32-year-old.

“Going back to the beginning, there are yakers and thrower balls, and I’m just banging for a long time. Now there are different types of balls.”

New Zealand will launch a campaign against Pakistan on October 26th in Sharjah.

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T20 World Cup: Encourages UAE Seamer signs, but ticket gates may be improved later, says Tim Sauchy

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