“It was a dream run after the way we started the competition. To get on that sort of run and perform well as a team throughout the finals run was really pleasing. It gives me a lot more confidence. I didn’t get to play too many games over the summer. It gives me a lot more self-belief and hopefully I can take that form into this series and do a job for the team,” McClenaghan told stuff.co.nz. READ: Mike Hesson delighted with New Zealand’s aggressive approach against England
“I’m looking forward to the challenge over here, it’s a massive series. It will be nice just to get out there and get some miles under the legs before the series.”
New Zealand’s progress as a unit over the past year has been noticeable, especially as they have been developing their own exciting brand of cricket. Their Test win on Tuesday was another stamp on their quality. But McClenaghan was was quick to add caution.
“It’s really exciting isn’t it. We’re changing the dynamics in most forms of the game and we have to continue to lead the way. But we have to be wary as well, because teams like England have the players to be able to play our style of cricket and when they see that is maybe the way forward I can see them turning it around and being quite a formidable force again.”
The five-match series begins June 9 in Birmingham.
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