New Zealand v India, 2nd ODI, Hamilton January 21, 2014

'We're not going to be nice to them' - McClenaghan

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After taking four wickets to consign India to defeat in Napier, Mitchell McClenaghan has carried on with the same aggressive form off the field. Not only was McClenaghan at India with the ball, he was also in Rohit Sharma's face just before he hooked McClenaghan straight to long leg. McClenaghan said there wasn't going to be a let-up.

"These guys are good players but at no point are we going to back away from a fight," McClenaghan told Fairfax NZ News. "We're not going to be nice to them, we're going to get in their face and let them know that we're here and we're going to put our mark on the build-up to the World Cup."

McClenaghan's most crucial strike was when he came back to dismiss MS Dhoni with a sharp bouncer to trigger a collapse that brought New Zealand back into a match that was fast slipping out of their hands. He said the short ball was an important part of his plan against India.

"When they [India] go to Aussie they get bombed," McClenaghan said. "It's something we've got with our attack, we've got guys who can bowl good bouncers. We know there's a few of their guys who like to hook compulsively. It's about picking and choosing the times that we use it and the grounds we use it on because they all have different dimensions. We'll just have to be really smart about the lines we use it on."

Dhoni has spoken about the need to play the shots to the short balls because you can't keep leaving alone two balls per over. Virat Kohli, who negotiated the bouncer well in South Africa and in Napier, has said that it is important to at least get into positions to play the bouncer so that you watch the ball more closely, and leave them better should the need be. However, the bouncer always becomes an issue when India go out of Asia because some of the others are not as good at facing them.

McClenaghan said this series against India is massively important for them, not just because India are the No. 1 side in the world, but also because this is the World Cup year. "It's a huge series against one of the best sides in the world," McClenaghan said. "Leading into a World Cup in our backyard we want to have consistency. This is our best team that we can put out on the park. Hopefully we can let everyone know around the world that in our own backyard on our grounds and our decks, we're not to be taken lightly come 2015."

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  • on January 22, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    @Deepak He made his debut in South Africa the then no. 1 odi team. Took a 4for including Amla, Ab, smith. Then went to England and champions trophy. Then to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Uh, expect him to bowl on moon? Get your facts checked.

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:12 GMT

    @Shane Bond: and how many matches has he played outside NZ? He thinks his short ball bowling will always be successful. Even mystery balls have been cracked, how long will these bouncers stay? He talks so much about plans based on ground opposition, etc., lets see him perform when he is clobbered round the park. It is going to happen sooner or later and may be in this series itself. The truth is there are very few who can play short ball well and most of them struggle. But only Indians are condemned for not playing it well. As Kohli said, it is all in the way you position yourself for it and play. Those teeny tiny details which they need to work on. Once they do it, people will be left with nothing to speak about them, or will they? As Hussey once said about Raina, that doesn't understand why people say he can't play short ball since according to him, Raina can play it pretty well. The problem is he tries to get too aggressive when he sees the short ball. It is just a matter of time.

  • Rahul_78 on January 22, 2014, 4:55 GMT

    McClenaghan and co are absolutely right to be aggressive and in your face with Indians. What baffles me is why MSD do not select someone of Yadav's pace and try to retaliate in his own way. His backing of Ishant is baffling. We dont need pundits to make it clear to us that Ishant is not made for ODI bowling where the batsmen look to be aggressive and lot of field restrictions are in place. Surely Yadav wont do any worse then Ishant. If you are not going to play your only bowler who can bowl fast consistently in SAF and NZ then where are you planning to utilize him? Or is it as the conspiracy theorists point out the fear of success in MSDs mind that makes him stick to guys in his inner circle.

  • on January 22, 2014, 3:22 GMT

    @Capitalist He has 6 four wicket hauls and 1 five wicket haul. 47 wickets in 19 matches. Better than any of your "capitalist" bowlers.

  • TSJ07 on January 21, 2014, 22:40 GMT

    @GRVJPR:- We have fast bowlers but we do not give chance to them.Yadav played well in CT in ENG and then against he was played in one match against SA and dropped.But players like Ishant,Raina,Ashwin are being picked consistently. Once Dhoni and his boss start selecting proper Indian ODI side we will start winning more matches. I am a big fan of Sandip Patil who always played aggressively in an era when hardly anyone would play like that but he is loosing my respect by choosing such team as per the direction of Dhoni and his boss. And worst is, we fans and Indian govt cant do anything to restore pride these guys are loosing at rapid rate.

  • on January 21, 2014, 20:42 GMT

    Clearly, the so called "weakness" of the skills of Indian batsmen with respect to the hook/pull shot is getting oversold a lot. India do not play in those conditions and hence do not practice those shots much. Clearly, as Kohli voiced, it's a matter of being in good fitness and preparing for it - nothing more, nothing less. It's not as if batsmen from other parts of the world are supermen or vice-versa. The Dravid's and Tendulkar's of this world sweated their way to magnificence and command over their skills and believe it or not, there is no second way to go about it. My arm-chair advice, get cracking with practicing those (we'll definitely need that for the world cup) and be smart about using it.

  • Capitalist on January 21, 2014, 20:38 GMT

    LOL, one match takes 4 wickets talking like he has taken 200 wickets. Please talk after the series has been won. I bet you he is going to get tonked in the 2nd match and NZ are going to get trashed.

  • on January 21, 2014, 20:36 GMT

    As a NZ fan, I wish McClenaghan, Southee, etc. would just bowl, without copying Australian-style, unfunny, yobbish sledging.

  • BRUTALANALYST on January 21, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    Mitchell McClenaghan quickly becoming one of my favourite players, a real character that's great for the game !

  • Nampally on January 21, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    McClenaghan's Loud Rants should be countered by thumbing the Nose to counter his "Hot Air"! Clearly it is a Gamesmanship & verbal goading battle. I wish a cool guy like Dravid or Kumble was in charge of this team as the Manager/Advisor. Dhoni & Kohli have come out with statements that they will counter it by playing the hook shot - With 4 of the top Six falling to short balls does show lack of common sense on part of Indian batsmen. In SA. Morkel & Steyn tried the bouncers & India ignored them totally. Result Steyn had 1 wkt for 167 after nearly 3 innings. Morkel twisted his ankle with his futile bouncers! Ignore this guy & his bouncers. Dhoni & Jadeja both fell to him because they tried to hit the very first time he bowled short one- facing him in very first over. You judge the pace & bounce by watching it for a couple of times before trying to Hook. I expected more common sense from Dhoni. His foolish OUT cost India the ODI #1. Hook them only when you can do it safely or leave them!

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    @Deepak He made his debut in South Africa the then no. 1 odi team. Took a 4for including Amla, Ab, smith. Then went to England and champions trophy. Then to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Uh, expect him to bowl on moon? Get your facts checked.

  • on January 22, 2014, 6:12 GMT

    @Shane Bond: and how many matches has he played outside NZ? He thinks his short ball bowling will always be successful. Even mystery balls have been cracked, how long will these bouncers stay? He talks so much about plans based on ground opposition, etc., lets see him perform when he is clobbered round the park. It is going to happen sooner or later and may be in this series itself. The truth is there are very few who can play short ball well and most of them struggle. But only Indians are condemned for not playing it well. As Kohli said, it is all in the way you position yourself for it and play. Those teeny tiny details which they need to work on. Once they do it, people will be left with nothing to speak about them, or will they? As Hussey once said about Raina, that doesn't understand why people say he can't play short ball since according to him, Raina can play it pretty well. The problem is he tries to get too aggressive when he sees the short ball. It is just a matter of time.

  • Rahul_78 on January 22, 2014, 4:55 GMT

    McClenaghan and co are absolutely right to be aggressive and in your face with Indians. What baffles me is why MSD do not select someone of Yadav's pace and try to retaliate in his own way. His backing of Ishant is baffling. We dont need pundits to make it clear to us that Ishant is not made for ODI bowling where the batsmen look to be aggressive and lot of field restrictions are in place. Surely Yadav wont do any worse then Ishant. If you are not going to play your only bowler who can bowl fast consistently in SAF and NZ then where are you planning to utilize him? Or is it as the conspiracy theorists point out the fear of success in MSDs mind that makes him stick to guys in his inner circle.

  • on January 22, 2014, 3:22 GMT

    @Capitalist He has 6 four wicket hauls and 1 five wicket haul. 47 wickets in 19 matches. Better than any of your "capitalist" bowlers.

  • TSJ07 on January 21, 2014, 22:40 GMT

    @GRVJPR:- We have fast bowlers but we do not give chance to them.Yadav played well in CT in ENG and then against he was played in one match against SA and dropped.But players like Ishant,Raina,Ashwin are being picked consistently. Once Dhoni and his boss start selecting proper Indian ODI side we will start winning more matches. I am a big fan of Sandip Patil who always played aggressively in an era when hardly anyone would play like that but he is loosing my respect by choosing such team as per the direction of Dhoni and his boss. And worst is, we fans and Indian govt cant do anything to restore pride these guys are loosing at rapid rate.

  • on January 21, 2014, 20:42 GMT

    Clearly, the so called "weakness" of the skills of Indian batsmen with respect to the hook/pull shot is getting oversold a lot. India do not play in those conditions and hence do not practice those shots much. Clearly, as Kohli voiced, it's a matter of being in good fitness and preparing for it - nothing more, nothing less. It's not as if batsmen from other parts of the world are supermen or vice-versa. The Dravid's and Tendulkar's of this world sweated their way to magnificence and command over their skills and believe it or not, there is no second way to go about it. My arm-chair advice, get cracking with practicing those (we'll definitely need that for the world cup) and be smart about using it.

  • Capitalist on January 21, 2014, 20:38 GMT

    LOL, one match takes 4 wickets talking like he has taken 200 wickets. Please talk after the series has been won. I bet you he is going to get tonked in the 2nd match and NZ are going to get trashed.

  • on January 21, 2014, 20:36 GMT

    As a NZ fan, I wish McClenaghan, Southee, etc. would just bowl, without copying Australian-style, unfunny, yobbish sledging.

  • BRUTALANALYST on January 21, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    Mitchell McClenaghan quickly becoming one of my favourite players, a real character that's great for the game !

  • Nampally on January 21, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    McClenaghan's Loud Rants should be countered by thumbing the Nose to counter his "Hot Air"! Clearly it is a Gamesmanship & verbal goading battle. I wish a cool guy like Dravid or Kumble was in charge of this team as the Manager/Advisor. Dhoni & Kohli have come out with statements that they will counter it by playing the hook shot - With 4 of the top Six falling to short balls does show lack of common sense on part of Indian batsmen. In SA. Morkel & Steyn tried the bouncers & India ignored them totally. Result Steyn had 1 wkt for 167 after nearly 3 innings. Morkel twisted his ankle with his futile bouncers! Ignore this guy & his bouncers. Dhoni & Jadeja both fell to him because they tried to hit the very first time he bowled short one- facing him in very first over. You judge the pace & bounce by watching it for a couple of times before trying to Hook. I expected more common sense from Dhoni. His foolish OUT cost India the ODI #1. Hook them only when you can do it safely or leave them!

  • GRVJPR on January 21, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    What irritates me is that why in India we don't have a pacy bowler to give them back the same stuff. Then we will know better who plays the short stuff well.

  • CricketMaan on January 21, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    I see that a lot of fans all over the world that does not endorse India are simply against anything that the players do or say. I guess BCCI has earned such a bad name that neither fans or players from India are spared. Its game and you win some and you lose, but it appears that the negativity is so much that if India wins its luck, if they lose they are arogant, flat pitch bullies so on and so forth. World cricket is moving to a zone where home series are WON and away series are LOST. There has been exceptions to this but that is sheer brilliance of some legendary players. India has a long way to go before they start winning comprehensively overseas likewise many other sub-continental teams are in the same boat. On the other hand even Aus have lost in sub-continent.

  • on January 21, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    Its good for India that they face the barrage from these guys and get prepared for the WC 2015. Its always a different ball game playing the WC matches and this time India will be without the services of Master Blaster Sachin and so needs a couple of more attacking batsman who can play the short ball well by the time the WC is here. Thank you NZ for giving India the practice they need before their tour of Australia later. Only problem for India is that Dhoni likes to stick to the same players even after they fail consistently and do not give newcomers a chance to get the much needed Match Practice, so Dhoni needs to wise up and make others play as well or we Definitely will see a new Captain, in Kohli, in WC 2015.

  • gsingh7 on January 21, 2014, 14:21 GMT

    dickson- expect mcgleshan and nz to wilt in upcoming odis as 70 % of indians had just 1 game in nz so far. india is brimming with talented cricketer and so have maintained top spot in odis for so long. even aus cud not defend 350 plus scores when indian batsmen are in full flow. expecting india to win series 4-1.

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 21, 2014, 14:15 GMT

    I blame my own countrymen who selected such political influenced team or bad selection . Whatever just what Rohit sharma doing here,after so many chances he

    will keep failing and when it comes home he fires few hundreds and justifies. He's clearly not match winner not better than sehwag. His strike rate and calm

    lazy movement gives me blood pressure.For ODI:- 1.Shikhar Dhawan 2.Robin Uthappa 3.Virat kohli(VC) 4.Yuvraj Singh 5.Raina 6.Rahane 7.Dhoni(C) 8.Ashwin

    9.Shami 10.Bhuv kumar 11.Unadkat (Sub) 12.Irfan pathan 13.Jadeja 14.ishwar pandey/zaheer 15.Dinesh karthick We have beautiful T20 side:- 1.Sehwag 2.Dhawan

    3.Uthappa 4.Yuvraj(VC) 5.Raina 6.Yusuf pathan 7.Dhoni(C) 8.Rahul sharma 9.Bhuv kumar 10.Shami 11.Irfan pathan sub 12.Kohli 13.Jadeja 14.Mohit sharma 15.Binny

    Test side:- 1.Shikar dhawan 2.Vijay 3.Pujara(VC) 4.Rohit sharma 5.Virat kohli(C) 6.Badrinath 7.Dinesh karthick 8.Amit mishra 9.Zaheer khan 10.Shami 11.Ishwar

    pandey 12.Ishant sharma 13.Rahane 14.ashwin 15.Umes

  • on January 21, 2014, 13:11 GMT

    @Gladiatorthrone Your selecting a team with out captain. Can you please pick the skipper among those 15?

  • Abubvs on January 21, 2014, 12:46 GMT

    Got to appreciate the Indian Team full of gutsy characters..as they r the Number One Side in the world despite the whole world unleashing barrage of short pitched stuff..

    I dont think any team faces so much short stuff noting that even the best hooker Ponting was all at sea when confronted with sustained short stuff

  • on January 21, 2014, 12:36 GMT

    All other teams have good bowlers to make it horrible for India but India, on the contrary doesn't have fire power in bowling to counter punch them

  • Cricdew on January 21, 2014, 12:35 GMT

    @Dickson./.......That is the point Mate , this Indian side also got new blood except 1 or 2 players...so don't be so over excited..

  • fairfan70 on January 21, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    India has to play well and earn the respect of cricket fans in NZ. As simple as that. If Dhoni likes to stick with his favored boys (Ishant, Rohit, Ashwin), there isn't a chance of India doing well in the remaining games.

  • on January 21, 2014, 11:47 GMT

    Good to see some aggression from NZ even off the field. appears they really r pumped up & want to stamp their authority. Actually its good for world cricket. coming back 2 this series, mcclenaghan did really well in the first ODI but there's a lot of cricket left in this series. Elders say-'one should always b economical with their words. Because sometimes u'll have to eat them'. long ago one bowler named pommy bawngwa[cant get the spelling right] did the same to sachin & two matches later got disappeared. Fingers crossed for mcclenaghan. but I do believe NZ have got a very good quartet of pace bowlers.

  • pitch_curator on January 21, 2014, 11:47 GMT

    @ Michael Dickson - Using that yardstick, 70% of the players from Indian team are playing in NZ for the first time. Dont think that should be a reason to perform poorly for the entire series. 1 or 2 games in the beginning is acceptable. In any case, I think India will come hard in the other games. NZ just does not have the team to compete against India once Indian batsmen acclimitize to the conditions. NZ were playing at 95% of their capability and India at 60% of their potential in the first game. Still the game was close. If I were NZ I will ask the curators to prepare quick bouncy pitches in all the games - just to have the best chance.

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 21, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    Test side:- 1.Shikar dhawan 2.Vijay 3.Pujara 4.Rohit sharma 5.Virat kohli 6.Badrinath 7.Dinesh karthick 8.Amit sharma 9.Zaheer khan 10.Shami 11.Ishwar pandey 12.Ishant sharma 13.Rahane 14.ashwin 15.Umesh yadav

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 21, 2014, 11:23 GMT

    We have beautiful T20 side:- 1.Sehwag 2.Dhawan 3.Virat 4.Uthappa 5.Yuvraj 6.Raina 7.Dhoni 8.Rahul sharma 9.Bhuv kumar 10.Shami 11.Irfan pathan sub 12.Yusuf pathan 13.Jadeja 14.Mohit sharma 15.Binny

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 21, 2014, 11:20 GMT

    I blame my own countrymen who selected such political influenced team or bad selection . Whatever just what Rohit sharma doing here,after so many chances he will keep failing and when it comes home he fires few hundreds and justifies. He's clearly not match winner not better than sehwag. His strike rate and calm lazy action gives me blood pressure.For ODI the team has to be:- 1.Shikhar Dhawan 2.Robin Uthappa 3.Virat kohli 4.Yuvraj Singh 5.Raina 6.Dhoni 7.Jadeja/Rahane 8.Ashwin 9.Shami 10.Bhuv kumar 11.Unadkat (Sub) 12.Irfan pathan 13.Rahane 14.ishwar pandey/zaheer 15.Dinesh karthick

  • on January 21, 2014, 11:08 GMT

    Good to see NZ playing some great cricket, they have a good combination of young and experience and and will be one of the favourites for the WC. Who cares if it is at home. It's not like India won the last WC away from home. Enjoy the game the competitiveness and the atmosphere.

  • rickyvoncanterbury on January 21, 2014, 10:45 GMT

    Surely Mr McClenaghan must know he is playing against India, Everyone expects you to say... "they are the masters"... "at this moment we do not know what to do".... " they have to be considered the favourites for the WC, so basically we are wasting our time playing against these legends".... " we just hope we are good enough to compete".......... Good Luck NZ, play hard.

  • on January 21, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    @Mandeep, then your India just got beaten by the lightest team, what does that say for them?

    @Shridharan.S, there is absolutely no point in your comment where you say "come to the Indian subcontinent". Rohit said the same to Steyn last month and Steyn said "I thought we're playing in Durban, we're in Durban aren't we?" The fact of the matter is, this is NZ, and the World Cup is co-hosted by NZ. Sure, NZ did poorly in the limited overs formats in Bangladesh, but we also didn't have our best squad there either, mostly due to injury. Many of our players, McClenaghan included, were playing their first ODIs in the subcontinent in that series. He will learn and prosper, he's about to become the second fastest of all time to 50 ODI wickets, so I'd say he has plenty of reason to be confident, don't you?

  • Shridharan.S on January 21, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    Mr.Mitchell McClenaghan, I agree you are a good bowler and fared well in the first ANZ ODI at Napier. But that doesn't mean that you talk bad about Team India. You don't have the rights to say," When they [India] go to Aussie they get bombed". If you come to the Indian Sub-continent you wall thrashed by Kohli and co. and your economy rate will be around 8 runs per over. Even Bangladesh could thrash your bowling when your team toured the country recently having drawn the test series, whitewashed in the ODI series and just winning a T20 International. Improve your way of public speaking. Expecting you to get thrashed in the coming matches. Ha..ha..ha !

  • on January 21, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    i think nz is the most lightest team in upcoming world cup

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  • on January 21, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    i think nz is the most lightest team in upcoming world cup

  • Shridharan.S on January 21, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    Mr.Mitchell McClenaghan, I agree you are a good bowler and fared well in the first ANZ ODI at Napier. But that doesn't mean that you talk bad about Team India. You don't have the rights to say," When they [India] go to Aussie they get bombed". If you come to the Indian Sub-continent you wall thrashed by Kohli and co. and your economy rate will be around 8 runs per over. Even Bangladesh could thrash your bowling when your team toured the country recently having drawn the test series, whitewashed in the ODI series and just winning a T20 International. Improve your way of public speaking. Expecting you to get thrashed in the coming matches. Ha..ha..ha !

  • on January 21, 2014, 10:29 GMT

    @Mandeep, then your India just got beaten by the lightest team, what does that say for them?

    @Shridharan.S, there is absolutely no point in your comment where you say "come to the Indian subcontinent". Rohit said the same to Steyn last month and Steyn said "I thought we're playing in Durban, we're in Durban aren't we?" The fact of the matter is, this is NZ, and the World Cup is co-hosted by NZ. Sure, NZ did poorly in the limited overs formats in Bangladesh, but we also didn't have our best squad there either, mostly due to injury. Many of our players, McClenaghan included, were playing their first ODIs in the subcontinent in that series. He will learn and prosper, he's about to become the second fastest of all time to 50 ODI wickets, so I'd say he has plenty of reason to be confident, don't you?

  • rickyvoncanterbury on January 21, 2014, 10:45 GMT

    Surely Mr McClenaghan must know he is playing against India, Everyone expects you to say... "they are the masters"... "at this moment we do not know what to do".... " they have to be considered the favourites for the WC, so basically we are wasting our time playing against these legends".... " we just hope we are good enough to compete".......... Good Luck NZ, play hard.

  • on January 21, 2014, 11:08 GMT

    Good to see NZ playing some great cricket, they have a good combination of young and experience and and will be one of the favourites for the WC. Who cares if it is at home. It's not like India won the last WC away from home. Enjoy the game the competitiveness and the atmosphere.

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 21, 2014, 11:20 GMT

    I blame my own countrymen who selected such political influenced team or bad selection . Whatever just what Rohit sharma doing here,after so many chances he will keep failing and when it comes home he fires few hundreds and justifies. He's clearly not match winner not better than sehwag. His strike rate and calm lazy action gives me blood pressure.For ODI the team has to be:- 1.Shikhar Dhawan 2.Robin Uthappa 3.Virat kohli 4.Yuvraj Singh 5.Raina 6.Dhoni 7.Jadeja/Rahane 8.Ashwin 9.Shami 10.Bhuv kumar 11.Unadkat (Sub) 12.Irfan pathan 13.Rahane 14.ishwar pandey/zaheer 15.Dinesh karthick

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 21, 2014, 11:23 GMT

    We have beautiful T20 side:- 1.Sehwag 2.Dhawan 3.Virat 4.Uthappa 5.Yuvraj 6.Raina 7.Dhoni 8.Rahul sharma 9.Bhuv kumar 10.Shami 11.Irfan pathan sub 12.Yusuf pathan 13.Jadeja 14.Mohit sharma 15.Binny

  • Gladiatorthrone on January 21, 2014, 11:27 GMT

    Test side:- 1.Shikar dhawan 2.Vijay 3.Pujara 4.Rohit sharma 5.Virat kohli 6.Badrinath 7.Dinesh karthick 8.Amit sharma 9.Zaheer khan 10.Shami 11.Ishwar pandey 12.Ishant sharma 13.Rahane 14.ashwin 15.Umesh yadav

  • pitch_curator on January 21, 2014, 11:47 GMT

    @ Michael Dickson - Using that yardstick, 70% of the players from Indian team are playing in NZ for the first time. Dont think that should be a reason to perform poorly for the entire series. 1 or 2 games in the beginning is acceptable. In any case, I think India will come hard in the other games. NZ just does not have the team to compete against India once Indian batsmen acclimitize to the conditions. NZ were playing at 95% of their capability and India at 60% of their potential in the first game. Still the game was close. If I were NZ I will ask the curators to prepare quick bouncy pitches in all the games - just to have the best chance.

  • on January 21, 2014, 11:47 GMT

    Good to see some aggression from NZ even off the field. appears they really r pumped up & want to stamp their authority. Actually its good for world cricket. coming back 2 this series, mcclenaghan did really well in the first ODI but there's a lot of cricket left in this series. Elders say-'one should always b economical with their words. Because sometimes u'll have to eat them'. long ago one bowler named pommy bawngwa[cant get the spelling right] did the same to sachin & two matches later got disappeared. Fingers crossed for mcclenaghan. but I do believe NZ have got a very good quartet of pace bowlers.