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Black Caps' Tim Southee embracing the white ball and 'always looking at ways to get better'

A rejuvenated Tim Southee admits he has struggled recently with the white ball for the Black Caps and says he is "always looking at ways at trying to improve".

New Zealand defeated India last night by 80-runs in their first Twenty 20 match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Southee took figures of 3-17 in his four overs with the ball.

"So I guess you are always looking at ways to get better and always looking at ways at trying to improve as a cricketer," Southee told 1 NEWS at Auckland Airport today.

"It's just always evolving your game and looking at different ways at getting better and looking back to when you were at your best and how you were operating then."

The 30-year-old quick said having the Aotearoa name embroidered on their uniforms was a special touch to mark Waitangi Day.

Black Caps players celebrate the wicket of Hardik Pandya off the bowling of Ish Sodhi during the first T20 I of the International T20I Series between Blackcaps v India, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Wednesday 06th February 2019. Copyright Photo: Raghavan Venugopal / © www.Photosport.nz 2019
Black Caps players celebrate the wicket of Hardik Pandya off the bowling of Ish Sodhi during the first T20 in Wellington. Source: Photosport

"I guess anytime you get a New Zealand shirt it is special and yesterday it being Waitangi Day and the Aotearoa on the shirt. They did it a number of years ago I think against Zimbabwe, it's a nice touch," Southee said.

"It is there to stay for the whole series, so yeah it is always nice to see something different on the shirt."

The Black Caps take on India tomorrow night at Eden Park in Auckland for their second T20 fixture.

Southee took figures of 3-17 in New Zealand’s T20 win over India in Wellington. Source: 1 NEWS