Cricket World Cup 2019: All Blacks offer message of support to Blackcaps

The All Blacks have shown their support to the Blackcaps with a video message ahead of the Cricket World Cup final at Lord's. 

The Blackcaps face England in the final on Sunday night (NZ time). 

The All Blacks posted a 30-second video to their Twitter page before the team flew out to Argentina for their opening Rugby Championship game in Buenos Aires next Sunday. 

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen led the wishes, congratulating Blackcaps coach Gary Stead and captain Kane Williamson on a great tournament so far, before captain Kieran Read offered some words of advice. 

"How good will it be when you stuff the Poms on the Home of Cricket? Let's go lads, give 'em a taste of Kiwi," Read, who was a good junior cricketer himself, said.

"Kane and the boys, go hard, we're right behind you here, everyone will be watching."

The New Zealand Breakers basketball team and the Warriors NRL team have also posted messages of support to their social media pages. 

After the Blackcaps' win over India, All Blacks fullback Ben Smith admitted he was tired after staying up watching the match. 

"So good," he said. "Last night, I couldn't really turn the telly off.

"Obviously, we had training this morning, but I kept watching last night… it was awesome to see the boys get the job done."


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