BLACKCAPS back in training in Dhaka

After three days' rest in Dhaka over the EID religious festival period, the BLACKCAPS got back in the nets at the National Cricket Academy ground, right next door to the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, venue for the second Test. 

Corey Anderson and fellow debutant Ish Sodhi (with Peter Fulton in background) are keen to get back into the Test arena. 

Corey Anderson, who made his Test debut at Chittagong, is happy with the extended period between matches. "I think the break's done us well. It was tough, that first Test, my first one. We spent a lot of time on our feet, so it's been great to have a longer break than usual, and get back into training feeling refreshed and revitalised."

 

Anderson found his first Test tougher than he'd thought, and is keen to get back into Test match action: "It was a lot higher intensity than I was used to - when I came out, the crowd was going, and it's a lot different to four day matches, but yeah, I loved it. It's under my belt now, and I'm looking forward to the next one." 

"We would've liked to have won the first one, and while our declaration gave us a chance, we've got things to work on for the next one, and hopefully we go about it the right way and come out firing." 


Anderson is starting to feel at home in sub-continent conditions. "The conditions we're faced with are nothing like what we have in New Zealand, but we've had good warm ups, and some of us have been away with New Zealand A in Sri Lanka and India, so we're all been over here long enough that we know what to do. 

"What ever kind of pitch is produced out there, I think we'll be able to handle it. You just have to be patient - as much as it's tough to be out there, it's your job to hang in there and get 20 wickets, we've got good plans, and hopefully they pay off." 


The BLACKCAPS have two more days training at Dhaka before the second Test starts on Monday, at 4.30pm New Zealand time. The match will be covered live on SKY Sport, with live scoring here at blackcaps.co.nz and updates and more on Twitter at @BLACKCAPS


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