July 22, 2012

New Zealand cricket

'New Zealand won't be defeated in West Indies Tests'

Abhishek Mukherjee

Despite the comprehensive loss in the T20I and ODI series against West Indies, New Zealand will not lose the Test series that begins on July 25 in Antigua, says former New Zealand opener Mark Richardson in the New Zealand Herald.

I believe the Black Caps will not lose the Test series. I'm not saying they will win the series because I'm never confident they have enough firepower to bowl a reasonable team out twice in conditions that don't suit medium pace seam bowling. What I base this prediction on is a belief that they should score enough runs not to lose.

Question is: Will our players have the defensive wherewithal to formulate such plans?


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