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Williamson: New Zealand not favourites

Kane Williamson says the "fickle" nature of Twenty20 means there are no favourites ahead of their WorldT20 semi-final with England.

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New Zealand may be the only unbeaten side at the World Twenty20 ahead of their semi-final with England, but Kane Williamson is not comfortable with his side being seen as favourites.

The Black Caps played an aggressive style of cricket throughout the Super 10 stage of the tournament as they beat India, Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

A first international title since their ICC Champions Trophy win in 2000 has been mooted for Williamson's side as they prepare for their last-four clash in Delhi, but he says T20 is too hard to predict.

"I think it's almost impossible to give a favourite tag," he told a news conference. "It [T20] is so fickle in nature that on any given day the team that plays the best wins, and anyone can beat anyone. 

"Every team is strong, coming into the tournament every side felt they could go all the way. We're no different, I'm sure England are no different. 

"In Twenty20 cricket, anything can happen. It's a big, exciting match but our feet are firmly on the ground.

"The team is very relaxed, we're playing some good cricket, fearless and smart cricket and that's what we'll try to do again, and hope [it] holds us in good stead."

West Indies and hosts India meet in the other semi-final on Thursday.

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