10 Mar 2010

Changes to batting order in store as Black Caps try to save series

6:27 pm on 10 March 2010

Changes to the Black Caps batting order are in store for the fourth one day cricket international against Australia in Auckland tomorrow.

Trailing 2-1 in the five match series after yesterday's six wicket loss in Hamilton, the home side must win tomorrow to keep the series alive.

Neil Broom, having a top score of only 21 in the three matches so far looms as a likely casualty while coach Mark Greatbatch has indicated Martin Guptill could return to opening the batting which could see Peter Ingram miss out.

Greatbatch says they also need to make greater use of skipper Dan Vettori, suggesting a move up the order is likely.

Greatbatch expects bowler Darryl Tuffey and allrounder James Franklin to be over injuries which kept them out game three and to play.