Williamson has faith in young Black Caps

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New Zealand's Test side has been in great for at home in recent months, winning their recent series against the West Indies and India, and batsman Kane Williamson is sure they can replicate that away from home.

New Zealand's Test side has been in great for at home in recent months, winning their recent series against the West Indies and India, and batsman Kane Williamson is sure they can replicate that away from home.

The Black Caps will play the Windies in the Caribbean over the next few weeks, and Williamson, still in England playing County cricket, is sure the team filled with young and enthusiastic players can repeat the form they showed at home.

In the series in New Zealand, the Windies were demolished in Wellington in three days, and lost the series two-nil. Williamson knows the conditions will be very different, but has faith that they'll get an away series win for the first time since 2011.

Williamson, averaging over 43 so far this season for Yorkshire, said of the Caribbean trip: "It will certainly be a good challenge in their conditions.

"We played them at home and did very well. But, as we all know, the conditions are the complete opposite to what we're used to, so spin and things like that come into it a lot more.

"It will be a great challenge for us and one we're looking forward to. The team has been playing well and if we can adapt to those conditions, there's no reason why we can't perform.

"There is a whole bunch of young guys in the side at the moment. I'm not sure what the average age is, but it's very young with some experienced players like Brendon McCullum and senior heads that have been around for a while.

"There are a lot of young cricketers, some of whom have some games under their belts and are becoming more experienced. There are still a few young guys that are extremely talented and it's nice to see a few all-rounders coming into the mix as well.

"When you do have that core, you're going to learn a lot. Perhaps last time in England [a 2-0 defeat last May], we got exposed as a young side and we learnt a lot from that.

"But by playing together, you can only move forward. Win or lose, you're ultimately gaining those experiences and improving."

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