West Indies perfect opportunity to test death bowling: NZ coach

West Indies perfect opportunity to test death bowling: NZ coach
New Zealand's Ajaz Patel (2L) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Pakistan's Sahibzada Farhan during the first T20 cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at The Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 31, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP)

A power-hitting West Indian side will give the ideal chance to test bowling strategies in the last ‘passing’ overs in front of the Cricket World Cup, New Zealand bowling mentor Shane Jurgensen has said.

While New Zealand’s bowlers delivered a heavenly presentation at the highest point of the innings in Saturday’s six-wicket prevail upon India, Jurgensen said the warmup coordinate against Jason Holder’s side on Tuesday should allow them to chip away at completing off an innings too.

“They’ll put us under strain and I feel that will be key for us, particularly for the bowlers,” Jurgensen said.

“One key territory for all groups in this competition is the means by which you bowl at the demise and restricting those limits in the last 10 overs.

“Taking wickets at the top will be a key segment however at the back end of the innings you need to not spill such a large number of limits and hold scores to an unassuming aggregate.”

Jurgensen included that he was satisfied with the way Trent Boult, who took three early wickets, bowled against India, with his presentation additionally appearing essential it was to abuse what swing is accessible amid the competition.

The Oval pitch bolstered New Zealand’s bowlers against India however Jurgensen did not anticipate that the ball should swing or crease as much in the competition, foreseeing that opening bowlers may just get help for their initial two overs.

“It was a decent begin against India yet we can’t get excessively energized,” Jurgensen said. “We have to continue trucking on and working our way through the competition.

“It’s a long crusade. Each time we play we have to ensure that we execute in all divisions.”

Jurgensen included that Matt Henry, unused against India, was probably going to play against West Indies in Bristol and all-rounder Jimmy Neesham said it was fundamental that the entire squad saw some activity in front of their competition opener against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on June 1.

“Getting a few overs into the legs of the folks that didn’t bowl such a great amount in the last game and ideally getting a couple of keeps running too,” Neesham said of the objective for Tuesday’s down.

“From here on in it’s tied in with making the folks feel good so we can hit that first game realizing that we can do it.

“The World Cup is the apex and the folks are truly humming. We need to hold the energy hush-hush.”


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