Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

New Zealand pacers can be genuine threat during ICC World Cup 2015, feels Sir Richard Hadlee

Wicket-taking pacer Mitchell McCeanaghan is expected to play a crucial role in next year's World Cup © Getty Images
Wicket-taking pacer Mitchell McCeanaghan is expected to play a crucial role in next year’s World Cup © Getty Images

 

Wellington: Feb 12, 2014 

 

New Zealand pace bowling legend Sir Richard Hadlee has said that he believes the country’s current bowling stocks are as good as they have ever produced and has a strong chance to be a genuine strength at next year’s World Cup.

 

The national Test side had just beaten India by 40 runs on the back of a strong bowling performance, especially by seamers Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner.

 

According to Stuff.co.nz, Hadlee is excited about the bowling stocks, the options coach Mike Hesson has at his disposal and the depth around the country and predicted that the fast bowlers could play a major role in New Zealand going deep in the 14-team 50-over tournament beginning next February.

 

Terming the depth and competition for places in the one-day side as a real boost, Hadlee said that New Zealand has the pace of Adam Milne, the experience and cleverness of Kyle Mills, the leadership of Tim Southee and an aggressive left-armer with a tremendous wicket-taking ability in the form of Mitchell McClenaghan.

 

Hadlee also said that even if Trent Boult, whom he branded as one of their finest left-armers in recent years, cannot make it to the One-Day International (ODI), the team can handle the competition as they have everything necessary in their arsenal. Hadlee further said that any number could force their way into the side by the time the World Cup begins on February 14 next year, adding that the team has got seam, speed, swing and one or two bowlers with real presence that take it to an opposition.

 

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wkts

Photos

RR vs KXIP, IPL 2014 Match 7 at Sharjah

Videos

Rajasthan Royals' unusual strategy in IPL 2014

Glenn Maxwell, David Miller’s blazing innings help Kings XI Punjab cruise past Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in IPL 7

Praveen Kumar believes making comeback for India is not difficult

Saqlain Mushtaq: Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine are skilful cricketers

Miran Bakhsh: The second-oldest Test debutant

Indian cricketers and copycat marketing

Chennai Super Kings David Miller Delhi Daredevils England India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore RR vs KXIP 2014 Virat Kohli

IPL 2014: Glenn Maxwell disappointed to leave run-chase unfinished

PCB didn’t pursue Rashid Latif owing to ECB pressure

Glenn Maxwell, David Miller’s blazing innings help Kings XI Punjab cruise past Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in IPL 7

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), IPL 2014: David Miller’s blitz puts Punjab in sight of victory

Cricket betting racket busted in Jaipur, 6 men arrested

Batsmen who have smashed last ball for six to win a game in the annals of One-Day Internationals

IPL 2014: Glenn Maxwell, David Miller form the core of Kings XI Punjab’s batting line-up

Praveen Kumar believes making comeback for India is not difficult

Saqlain Mushtaq: Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine are skilful cricketers

Miran Bakhsh: The second-oldest Test debutant

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

2 Posts | 0 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils IPL 2014 Match no 6 Video Highlights

Nike refutes FuelBand shutdown reports, says new color options incoming

5 reasons you’re not seeing results in the gym

HTC Desire 210 sub-Rs 10,000 smartphone in the works

KXIP vs RR, IPL 2014: Maxwell and Miller seal another victory for Kings XI Punjab

IPL 2014: Deepak Hooda, Ankit Sharma celebrate birthday with team-mates

Gibraltar fire stops global online betting

Soundarya Rajinikanth: I fulfilled my animation dream with Kochadaiiyaan

I am unable to penetrate my wife (Sex Query of the day)

Also on cricketcountry.com