Black Caps coach Andy Moles backs his team to fight backMarch 10th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Hamilton (New Zealand), Mar.10 (ANI): New Zealand cricket team coach Andy Moles is optimistic his troops can recover from the battering India has inflicted on them in the fourth match of their one-day series in Hamilton tomorrow.
According to the Waikato Times, Moles is upbeat about Black Caps fighting back at Seddon Park.
Skipper Daniel Vettori is back following the birth of his son and fellow spinner Jeetan Patel has been retained in the 12, while Tim Southee and the injured Ian Butler have been omitted. All rounder Ewen Thompson also makes the grade.
Moles said the bowling attack “needs to be more consistent in our execution with the ball. We have plans for all their batters, but for whatever reason, we haven”t been able to carry out those plans. The flat wickets and small boundaries have meant that’’s proved expensive but we”ve not been helping ourselves.”
While their preference this season has been to chase targets, the hosts are eyeing batting first tomorrow should Vettori win the toss.
“We were going to bat in Christchurch until the groundsman persuaded us otherwise,” Moles said.
“I think we will here if the conditions are right. Let’’s bat first, put a score on the board, then try to get a couple of early wickets and put India under pressure for once,” the 48-year-old added.
“There’’s immense talent in the side. It’’s my job to get the players to believe in themselves and play with the freedom they show in practices,” he said. (ANI)
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