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Post by forhad725 on Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:58 pm

NZ vs BAN 2nd Test: Vettori welcomes Fleming input

Vettori benefits from Fleming's advice. (Action Images / Simon Baker)

Friday January 11, 2008
WELLINGTON (PA SPORT) - New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori admits he continues to rely on predecessor Stephen Fleming for advice.
The new Black Caps skipper did not seem to sound out Fleming, the Kiwi's captain for a decade, during the nine wicket win in the first test against Bangladesh earlier this month.
But the all-rounder said he had consulted the veteran batsman for advice.
"It's just getting the balance right," admitted Vettori. "We're just sort of working through that relationship at the moment and it seems to be going well.
"With his (Fleming) experience, he knows most situations like the back of his hand, so it's always nice to call on what he's got to offer."
Mark Gillespie is out of contention for a place in the squad for the second Test, having suffered a recurrence of his shoulder injury after taking three quick wickets for Wellington Firebirds in the State Shield.
Iain O'Brien, another Wellington bowler, Michael Mason and Jeetan Patel will challenge for a place in the Kiwi attack alongside Vettori, Kyle Mills and Chris Martin.
Bangladesh will rely on their full squad to pick a match-day XI at the Test, starting at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.
New Zealand (from): Daniel Vettori (captain), Brendon McCullum, Matthew Bell, Craig Cumming, Stephen Fleming, Peter Fulton, Chris Martin, Michael Mason, Kyle Mills, Iain O'Brien, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Mathew Sinclair.
Bangladesh (from): Mohammad Ashraful (captain), Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Enamul Haque jnr, Farhad Reza, Habibul Bashar, Zunaed Siddique, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rajin Saleh, Sajidul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal.
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