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Only Vettori seen as a threat

Jamie Alter
Jamie Alter
Plenty to ponder for Daniel Vettori, New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day, December 5, 2009

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Bangladesh have been the entree before the main. Writing in the Herald on Sunday, Alex Malcolm gives an Australian perspective of their upcoming tour of New Zealand.
While the Australian public are largely ignorant of recent battles, and are wrestling with their own interest levels in the current one-sided summer against a hapless Pakistan and helpless West Indies, the Australian cricket team would be far less naive when it comes to the upcoming tour of New Zealand. The Black Caps always lift a cog for their trans-Tasman rivals, particularly in the limited overs format. Aside from the recent Champions Trophy final, the last three Chappell-Hadlee one-day series have been extremely competitive.

Jamie Alter is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo