9 Dec 2008

Pressure fairly and squarely on Black Caps heading into first test

5:59 pm on 9 December 2008

The returning allrounder Jacob Oram admits the pressure is fairly and squarely on the home side heading into the two test cricket series against the West Indies starting in Dunedin on Thursday.

Oram is back in the New Zealand squad after missing the two tests in Australia due to injury.

He says he hasn't found returning to the new coaching and management structure under Andy Moles too unsettling as having missed the Australia tour he's been out of the loop for a while.

He says the side knows they underperformed in Australia and Bangladesh and they need to put that behind them come the West Indies series.