Durban - Mike Hesson
believes South Africa and New Zealand share a mutual respect that was demonstrated
at the end of their 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final in Auckland back in
Caps are in the country for a limited overs series (2 T20Is and 3 ODIs) against
the Proteas that gets under way with the first T20I in Durban on Friday.
time the sides met was in that memorable World Cup semi-final where the Proteas were
sent crashing out of the tournament in the final over, a match that still haunts
cricket lovers in the country.
So, is the
upcoming series about revenge? The New Zealand coach doesn’t think so.
the adverts on TV and they seem to be portraying it that way. I think both
sides have highly competitive people,” Hesson said in Durban on Monday.
Cup semi-final was a big game but I think you saw at the back end of it the
respect that both sides have for each other. I think that we play the game in
the right spirit and South Africa do as well.
ebbed and flowed throughout the whole match ... rain, wickets falling at key
times, sides feeling like they’re on top and then falling behind. We were
fortunate to come out on the right side but it could have easily gone the other
lost a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh last month and recovering
from that will likely be more important than anything else for Russell Domingo’s
says there is no shame in losing a series in Bangladesh these days.
some tough times in Bangladesh as well. They are a very tough proposition in
their own country,” he said.
how to play in those conditions and for players that are brought up on wickets
that have more pace and bounce it certainly is a completely different challenge
of your skills. I wasn’t surprised at all.”