Kane Williamson    PTI
Kane Williamson PTI

After being rested for the second and third ODIs against West Indies, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has openly expressed his disappointment. Williamson and Tim Southee have been rested under New Zealand Cricket s new rotation policy.

Williamson, in the press conference ahead of first ODI, said: “You always want to play; guys are always disappointed. It’s very hard to watch when you miss a game for anything. But it’s a New Zealand Cricket initiative and something we’ve done for a long time now. It allows guys opportunities, creates more depth and we’ve seen in a number of instances where it’s been quite important at key moments.”

The new policy gives players short breaks once a while to keep them fresh.

Williamson, who will play his 118th ODI for New Zealand tomorrow, felt that his perspective of the game has changed with age.

He said: “I supposed you start to appreciate a balance. I’ve never thought too far ahead, never thought it was my job in terms of planning so when they come and discuss what’s coming up, and potential workloads, if I can see it might make sense then it’s easier to accept.”