Sunday, October 5, 2008

Vettori expects series victory

Pleased with the "nice build-up" to New Zealand's tour of Bangladesh, Daniel Vettori does not except anything less than series wins in the Tests and one-day internationals. A 3-0 sweep in the ODIs will elevate New Zealand to No. 2 in the ICC rankings, which Vettori said would be special.

Despite whitewashing Bangladesh at home during their visit to New Zealand in December-January, Vettori said away conditions provided a tougher challenge.

Bangladesh's recent results - they haven't won against an ODI against Test-playing nation since the World Cup in 2007 - does not inspire confidence but Vettori was wary of a shock defeat.

New Zealand play a warm-up game on October 7 ahead of the ODI series, which starts two days later in Mirpur. The Tests begin on October 17.

- CricVille -
Sandesh Kumar
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