Santner talks to the media ahead of the T20 series

New Zealand Cricket Team

Mitchell Santner has been a part of the Chennai Super Kings circuit since 2018 spending a lot of time with Dhoni and Stephen Fleming. Santner will be captaining the side in the absence of Kane Williamson. 

Ahead of the T20 series, Santner talked about the effect of Dhoni and Fleming and also talked about the challenges in the upcoming series.

Santner talks about the influence of Dhoni and Fleming  

“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. To work under and alongside MS (Dhoni) has been a pretty cool experience for a few years now.

“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,” said Santner.

“I guess the way ODI cricket is going at the moment with high scores, you know it’s not too different to T20. So, banking the experiences in T20 cricket this year will be similar to what we got in the one-day series, where we saw some high scores and good hitting.”

Mitch talks about captaining the side

“Yeah, I guess that’s my nature, and it has been like that for a little while now. But obviously there’s also bit more nerves (now) and very exciting to captain another series in India — it doesn’t get much better than that. So, definitely looking forward to it and it’s going to be a challenge, no doubt,” he added.

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