17 Nov 2011

Wright says England show how to beat Australia

11:51 am on 17 November 2011

The Black Caps coach John Wright says he hasn't focused on Australia's problems in South Africa but rather taken more out of England approach in its Ashes win earlier this year, as he prepares his side for a two-Test series in Australia next month.

Wright has named a 13-strong squad for the two Tests in Brisbane and Hobart, the first of which begins on December 1st.

Wright's included one new cap, Northern Districts left arm fast bowler Trent Boult.

Missing from the squad that went to Zimababwe are Wellington's Andy McKay and Jeetan Patel and ND's Graeme Aldridge.

Wright says the England's Ashes series provided a template on how to beat Australia by tight bowling while England opener Alastair Cook showed patience and playing straight were the keys to scoring runs.