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England vs New Zealand: Pacer Neil Wagner says Kiwis not treating Test series as warm-ups for WTC final

England vs New Zealand: Pacer Neil Wagner says Kiwis not treating Check sequence as warm-ups for WTC last

Auckland: New Zealand quick bowler Neil Wagner on Monday stated his group isn’t going to deal with the upcoming two-match sequence towards England as warm-ups for the World Check Championship (WTC) last versus India.

This will likely be Wagner’s third journey to England as a part of the New Zealand squad, though he performed there solely in the course of the 2013 Check sequence, moreover enjoying within the County Championship for Lancashire. AFP

India and New Zealand will lock horns for the inaugural WTC title, at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl, fromĀ 18-22 June, 4 days after the Check sequence towards hosts England is scheduled to conclude.

“We’re not going to deal with these two Check matches towards England simply as warm-ups (for the WTC last),” Wagner advised reporters on the Auckland airport earlier than his departure.

“I do know for a truth we will get on the market and delight ourselves the best way we have been enjoying Check cricket and we wish to win Check matches for New Zealand,” he added.

A majority of the New Zealand Check gamers arrived in UK on Monday for the two-match sequence towards England and the WTC last towards India, however Wagner was a part of the second batch of cricketers to go away for his or her UK tour.

Wagner, ranked quantity three on the planet amongst Check bowlers, educated with the Dukes ball in Lincoln earlier than departing for England. Dukes ball is used for Check matches in England.

He stated he benefited from the camp.

“It has been fairly good, it is clearly acquired totally different traits to the Kookaburra,” Wagner stated.

“The best way we have been coaching for the final whereas is one thing we did not all the time have previously, having the amenities and having a marquee up and getting quite a few coaching periods in earlier than going to England.

“On excursions previously you rock up there and you have solely acquired a few coaching periods and possibly one head out with the Dukes ball earlier than the primary Check and with that you will discover your self a bit of bit behind.”

He added, “Having had these little little bit of trainings main into it has been fairly useful, simply because it is a bit of bit totally different, and clearly adapting to it. It has been actually good preparation and all people is happy bowling with it.”

This will likely be Wagner’s third journey to England as a part of the New Zealand squad, though he performed there solely in the course of the 2013 Check sequence, moreover enjoying within the County Championship for Lancashire.

“Generally it’s important to management all that as a result of there is a excessive expectation of the ball doing lots and shifting round however generally you will get there and it may be fairly flat and gradual as effectively,” Wagner stated.

“The great factor about it’s we have got a wealth of expertise and the blokes have been there earlier than so we are able to feed off one another and bounce concepts off one another as effectively,” he added.

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Updated: May 17, 2021 — 11:29 am

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