Cricket World Cup 2019: To-be batting coach Peter Fulton backs New Zealand firepower in England
Ross Taylor is New Zealand's most successful batsman in ODI cricket. © AFP

Incumbent New Zealand batting coach Peter Fulton believes that the Black Caps have the firepower in batting to deliver a successful ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign,

Like many experts, former New Zealand batsman Fulton, who today was confirmed as Craig McMillan’s replacement after the World Cup, tipped big scores in England.

“I’m sure the games are going to continue in that trend where 300 plus is going to be required to win a game,” Fulton said on Wednesday. “I think they’ve [New Zealand] definitely got the firepower … [they’re] pretty well equipped for most conditions”.

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Fulton, who retired from cricket in 2017 after 16 seasons, viewed the World Cup as a very competitive tournament.

“You could probably throw a blanket over five or six of the teams at the World Cup,” he said. “There’s a lot of teams if they win their first two or three games they are going to be pretty dangerous.”

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Fulton, who played 84 internationals for New Zealand, will take over from McMillan as batting coach from August 1. His first assignment will be the tour of Sri Lanka later that month.

Watching how the Black Caps’ batsmen fare at the World Cup will be a priority for Fulton until then. “I’ll obviously be watching it with a slightly different focus to what I would have been,” he said.

New Zealand World Cup squad: Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

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