31 Jul 2012

Same old problem for NZ cricketers

5:52 am on 31 July 2012

The New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor has again put the heat on his batsmen if they're to gain anything from the tour of the Caribbean.

After yesterday's 9 wicket loss in the first test in Antigua, the Black Caps head to Jamaica for Friday's second test with the ongoing problem of batsmen getting a start but failing to go on.

Taylor says they had a chance to realistically draw the match.

He says hopefully the top order can continue scoring runs, and the middle order can score some runs and help them out.

He says this hasn't been the problem in the last couple of years, it's been a problem with New Zealand cricket for the last 10 to 15 years.

Taylor says to be competitive in Tests, players have to score centuries.

New Zealand have just one win on tour so far in the third ODI at Basseterre.

Taylor says they have one more match to improve in a couple of areas and he feels they're not far away.