New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum promises hostile, aggressive bowling in first ODI against India

New Zealand have an impressive attack and they are expected to go with an all-pace attack in first ODI against India on Sunday in Napier.

updated: January 18, 2014 20:30 IST
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Napier: India will have to contend with some hostile and aggressive fast bowling in the first one-dayer, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum warned on Saturday. The hosts have an impressive attack, consisting of five fast bowlers -- Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne and James Neesham. (Click here for latest on India's tour of New Zealand)

"We are leaning towards a full-pace bowling attack at this stage, but we will take a call only after seeing how everyone pulls through training. It will be quite nice to unleash a bit of pace in this opening game and try and be aggressive and hostile as we can with the ball in hand," said McCullum at the pre-match press conference.

The skipper added that he expected a "pretty big score in this game" even as he has bowlers who can make life tough for the Indian batsmen.

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