2 Aug 2012

Black Caps must learn how to bowl to left-handers

4:28 pm on 2 August 2012

The New Zealand cricketers are confident they can find ways of combating the West Indies glut of left-handed batsmen in the second test starting in Jamaica tomorrow morning.

The Black Caps must win to level the two-test series, after losing the first test in Antigua by nine wickets.

Paceman Neil Wagner, who debuted in Antigua, says the Black Caps bowlers must improve their lines against all the Windies left handers.

The Black Caps will be without talismanic all-rounder Dan Vettori for the second test with the former captain returning to New Zealand with a groin strain.

The tourists have also lost opening batsman Daniel Flynn because of a groin strain similar to the injury which forced Vettori out of contention.

Flynn could be replaced at the top of the order by BJ Watling or Brendan McCullum, while Tarun Nethula could make his debut replacing Vettori.