Feisty Black Caps ready to duke it out with England and India

Neil Wagner says the New Zealand bowlers will be ready to fully utilise the swing of the Dukes balls in their tests in England. Picture: STUFF SPORTS.

New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner believes some meticulous planning has the Black Caps positioned to hit the ground running for their tour of England.

It’s a crucial visit with two tests against England leading into the World Test Championship final against India.

Wagner and Tim Southee, Ross Taylor and BJ Watling, left Auckland on Monday to link up with the rest of the squad.

The dogged left-armer says training sessions in New Zealand with the unique Duke ball used in England has them ahead of schedule.

The dogged left-armer says training sessions in New Zealand with the unique Duke ball used in England has them ahead of schedule.

“It’s been quite nice, it’s obviously got different characteristics to the Kookaburra,” Wagner said.

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