‘I like as I feel I’m similar…’ – New Zealand cricketer says he resembles MS Dhoni, Stephen Fleming

New Zealand is set to take on India in the three-match T20I series with the first of the three-match T20I series in Ranchi.

The star New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner is set to lead the team in the three-match T20I series against India. Both teams will lock horns with each other in the first of the three-match T20I series at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Ranchi on Friday, the 23rd of January.

Meanwhile, Santner has come up with a statement while comparing former Indian skipper MS Dhoni and former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming. The 30-year-old said that he is quite a bit similar to MS Dhoni.

“If you look at both of them (Dhoni and Fleming), they’re both very calm and very level-headed, which I like as I feel I’m similar in that respect. Working under and alongside MSD has been a pretty cool experience for a few years now,” said Santner.

“I guess it’s nice to be back at his home ground as well.” And Flem (Fleming) he’s the same, very level-headed, and keeps it pretty relaxed, and that’s what we try to do in this set-up as well,” he added later.

Later on, he also talked about the series defeat against Rohit Sharma’s men and the lessons the team learned from the same.

Here’s what Mitchell Santner said about the series defeat against India

“I guess the way ODI cricket is going at the moment with high scores, you know, it’s not too different from T20. So, if we bank the experiences in T20 cricket this year, they will be similar to what we got in the one-day series, where we saw some high scores and good hitting. I guess trying to bank those experiences from that series, yes, we obviously lost 3-0, but we showed glimpses in games that we want to take forward in this series,” added Santner.

“But obviously, there’s also a bit more nerves now, and it’s very exciting to captain another series in India it doesn’t get much better than that.” So, I’m definitely looking forward to it, and it’s going to be a challenge, no doubt,” he concluded.

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