2 Feb 2015

Black Caps not settled on best XI

11:57 am on 2 February 2015

The Black Caps coach Mike Hesson says he hasn't yet settled on his strongest XI for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, and he says he's likely to tinker with his line-up according to the conditions on game day.

Mike Hesson says they don't plan on using any ghostly taunts against Pakistan's Haris Sohail.

Mike Hesson says they don't plan on using any ghostly taunts against Pakistan's Haris Sohail. Photo: Photosport

New Zealand will take a 1-0 lead into the second one-dayer against Pakistan in Napier on Tuesday, and Hesson says the entire squad should be fit and available for the final match of the two-game series.

Following that match, the Black Caps have just two warm-up games against Zimbabwe and South Africa before their first match of the World Cup proper, against Sri Lanka in Christchurch on Valentine's Day.

Hesson says he has complete confidence in all the 15-man squad and he will be picking his playing XI on a horses for courses basis.

"We haven't seen the conditions in Christchurch so until we do, we'll pick a side that suits those conditions," he says.

"But we're fairly well advanced in terms of what we think we've got that suits certain conditions but until we see that we won't make that call. We're pretty pleased with how all 15 are tracking at the moment."

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