Fulton keen to broaden experience
New Zealand batsman Peter Fulton has said he is looking forward to the challenge of playing in Bangladesh, his first Test series in the subcontinent. New Zealand play the first of their two Tests against Bangladesh starting October 9 in Chittagong. They will also play three ODIs and a T20 on their tour.
Fulton, who has played 15 Tests since his debut in 2006, has been preparing for the series by practising on worn-out tracks with his team-mate Dean Brownlie.
"The good teams, the good players are able to adjust to any conditions," Fulton told the New Zealand Herald. "That's probably the biggest challenge you have in international cricket. All around the world, you get different conditions, different types of bowling attacks and that's what makes it exciting. There's always something new to come to grips with."
Fulton, who was dropped from the side in 2009, earned a Test recall in 2012 against South Africa. His comeback, however, was cut short due to injury. Fulton, however, returned with a successful domestic season, scoring 1249 runs in 23 innings at an average of 59.47 and five hundreds. He carried that form into the Test series against England in March, finishing with 347 runs in five innings at an average of 69.40, including centuries in both innings of the Auckland Test. With a busy season scheduled for New Zealand, Fulton has set his sights on cementing his place for the home Tests against India.
"Hopefully that's the plan," Fulton said. "In terms of Tests for New Zealand over the last few years, there's sometimes been a bit of a shortage, so it's good to see a pretty busy Test programme and it'd be nice to be part of that."