8 Oct 2010

Greatbatch asking batsmen to play straighter

12:30 pm on 8 October 2010

The New Zealand cricket coach Mark Greatbach says the Black Caps batsmen must play straighter if they're to prosper on the sub-continent pitches and beat hosts Bangladesh in the second one dayer in Mirpur.

The Black Caps were beaten by nine runs in the opening match.

As per normal, Greatbatch is asking for more from his batsmen.

He says with the Bangladesh wicket being a bit on the slow side, the side needs to play straight shots for longer periods of time, and not force the riskier plays.

Rain is forecast.