24 Feb 2010

Bond's comments leave Australians unimpressed

7:13 pm on 24 February 2010

The New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond's comment that Australia have had a relatively easy summer at home haven't impressed the Australian coach Tim Neilsen

Bond believes the Black Caps will put the Australians under greater pressure than Pakistan or the West Indies have managed, with Australia recording their first unbeaten run at home in almost ten years.

Neilsen says his side's had a good run and while he professed to be not sure who the Black Caps have been playing lately, they'd want to front up pretty well.

Shane Bond's return from injury gives the New Zealand attack some much needed firepower and he says the teams are evenly matched, with Australia still missing the likes of Glen McGrath and Shane Warne,