Clarity of Role  makes the difference

Tim Seifert was, ultimately, unavailable for selection during the warm-ups first because he joined New Zealand's bubble late from the IPL and then after sustaining an abdominal strain.

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Clarity of Role  makes the difference

So, Stead and Kane Williamson threw Daryl Mitchell, the finisher, into the top and were so impressed with his power and adaptability

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during the warm-ups that they decided to let him continue in that role for the rest of the tournament.

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Clarity of Role  makes the difference

Mitchell responded by hitting over the top and even charging at mystery spinners like Varun Chakravarthy and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

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Clarity of Role  makes the difference

New Zealand looked like they were a batter short at various stages, more so during that chase against England, with Mitchell Santner slotting in at No.7.

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Jimmy Neesham, however stepped up under pressure, pounding 27 off a mere 11 balls. "Try and hit every ball for six" was Neesham's plan and he didn't veer away from it one bit.

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Trent Boult and Tim Southee, neither of whom played a single match during the 2016 T20 World Cup in India, now reunited to give New Zealand some new-ball bite.

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And Adam Milne, Ferguson's replacement, became their enforcer in the post-powerplay phase.

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Clarity of Role  makes the difference

Legspinner Ish Sodhi's role was to keep searching for wickets, while Santner tried to lock one end down.

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