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Wayne Martin, writing for Fairfax NZ News, is not surprised by the reverses experienced by New Zealand against a commanding West Indies team, and expects further difficulties.
New Zealand's fast bowlers were involved in Brisbane for a camp, but the batsmen have been left to their own devices. Williamson and Martin Guptill had been playing county cricket, Kruger van Wyk playing in Scotland and Dean Brownlie in Perth.
It's a recipe for failure, with New Zealand Cricket's seemingly casual approach to the Black Caps' tour preparations having done little to instil a young and comparatively inexperienced side with any degree of confidence.