11 Mar 2016

Munro can take over McCullum's role

2:57 pm on 11 March 2016

The New Zealand cricketer, Corey Anderson, says his teammate, Colin Munro, has taken to Brendon McCullum's role as the master blaster like a fish to water.

Colin Munro

Colin Munro Photo: Photosport

Munro and all-rounder Anderson both scored in the 60s and hit 12 sixes between them in the Black Caps 74 run win over Sri Lanka in their World T20 warm-up match in India this morning.

Anderson says Munro has made the number three batting position his own.

"He's just banging it every game basically, it's tough to bowl to him when he's in that kind of form, but it's nice to bat with him as it's going to free up the other end and that's always exciting as well," said Anderson.

Munro hit the second-fastest fifty in Twenty20 against Sri Lanka in January... today he hit a 21-ball fifty which included six sixes... four in one over.

He ended on 67, while Anderson made 60.

Anderson, says his side can take a lot of confidence from this morning's game and winning by such a large margin is always enjoyable.

"Obviously makes it easier at Wankhede here in Mumbai, so if we have a similar type of thing that happens its all good, but it could be different guys that step up next game and that will be good as well for guys to get time in the middle."

Pace bowler Adam Milne took three wickets in the Sri Lankan innings while spinner Ish Sodhi took two.

The Black Caps next warm up match is against England on Saturday night.