4 Aug 2015

Pressure on Black Caps bowlers

11:04 am on 4 August 2015

There is plenty of pressure on the New Zealand bowlers heading into tonight's second one-day international against Zimbabwe in Harare.

Black Caps spin bowler Nathan McCullum

Black Caps spin bowler Nathan McCullum Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Black Caps picked up just 3 wickets, all to spinner Nathan McCullum, in the 7 wicket loss in the opening game on Sunday.

Without the likes of Tim Southee and Trent Boult the New Zealand pace attack was ineffective on the local conditions.

Therefore the New Zealand selectors may look to introduce new spinner George Worker.

The batters didn't have too many problems in the first game as they scored 303 and the same lineup is likely to bat again tonight.

Captain Kane Williamson says he's after an improved performance and wants his players to execute a bit better.

New Zealand play 3 ODI's and a T20 against Zimbabwe before heading to South Africa.

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