25 Feb 2013

Hesson says Rutherford is frontrunner to partner Fulton

10:27 am on 25 February 2013

The Black Caps coach Mike Hesson says Hamish Rutherford is favoured to partner Peter Fulton as the opening batting combination for the first test against England next week.

Rutherford and Tom Latham will have a workout for the New Zealand Eleven against England in a 4-day warmup match starting in Queenstown on Wednesday.

Hesson says Rutherford has shown the mental approach to succeed at top level and he can adjust his game from the limited overs form of the game.