New Zealand coach wants to unleash pace on India

Mike Hesson feels his bowlers let West Indies off the hook in the just concluded series at home - a mistake not to be repeated against a strong Indian team.

updated: January 17, 2014 14:45 IST
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Napier: New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson on Friday, called on his fast bowlers to welcome Indian batsmen with aggression when they clash with the visitors in the five-match ODI series starting here on Sunday.

Hesson wants his bowlers not to repeat the mistakes they committed during the West Indies series, when their pacemen let the visitors off the hook. (Suggested read: Martin Crowe says Kiwis can beat favourites India)

"It's aggression in terms of where you bowl the ball, the pace you bowl and the areas you bowl. You're not just running up and putting it there and hoping good things will happen, you're actually trying to make things happen. We've got a few guys who do that naturally so we'll certainly be encouraging that," Hesson was quoted as saying by a website. (Also read: India's top-spot in ODIs at stake in NZ)

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