15 Oct 2010

Former Black Caps coach blames senior players for failure

7:11 pm on 15 October 2010

The former New Zealand Cricket coach Warren Lees is blaming the Black Caps senior players for the side's failure in Bangladesh.

The Black Caps have become the first test playing nation to lose a one day series to the minnows of world cricket, after going down by nine runs in Mirpur last night.

Lees says skipper the top order of Brendan McCullum, Ross Taylor, Jesse Ryder and skipper Dan Vettori need to take repsonsiblity for scoring runs.

He says while Kane Williamson's effort in becoming the youngest batsman to score a one day century for New Zealand should be applauded, those types of performances are a bonus.

Lees says the top order should be cashing-in in Bangladesh as the Black Caps are better players, but they appear to lack any sense of a plan when they're batting and they've simply been beaten by a more disciplined side.