7 Aug 2012

Wright says Black Caps batsman aren't learning from mistakes

10:39 am on 7 August 2012

The outgoing New Zealand cricket coach John Wright says a failure to learn from mistakes and an inability to rotate the strike are the main reasons behind the Black Caps miserable performances with the bat.

Wright's tenure has come to end following the disastrous tour of the West Indies in which New Zealand claimed just one win from 10 games.

The Black Caps batsmen were largely to blame, highlighted by their capitulation in the second innings of the second test effectively handing the Windies a 2-nil series victory.

Wright says the New Zealand batsmen must take more personal responsibility for going out in the same fashion over and over again as it makes it too easy for the opposition to identify and target a players weakness.

He also says the difficulty the batsmen have in rotating the strike with singles means pressure builds up on the players too quickly while the non-facing batsmen spend too much time at the non-strikers end.

Wright moves aside for incoming coach Mike Hesson who takes over for the Black Caps tour to India which starts at the end of the month.