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Ronchi lauds Black Caps batting


Published : 09 Jan 2022 08:05 PM | Updated : 11 Jan 2022 04:18 PM

Luke Ronchi, the New Zealand batting coach, noted that doing the basics well for long period of time helped them be in a dominating position.

“A massive part of it was to do the basics well and right for a long period of time. We did it quite well at Mount Maunganui, but we let ourselves down in periods that brought Bangladesh back into the game. We did it for the whole day today. The guys were amazing.

“We know from the last few seasons that we can put some good totals on the board batting on green surfaces. We had to do our basics well... leaving the ball well. When the ball is there (to be hit), we had to score off them as well. It puts pressure on the opposition bowling to change their plans and try different things.”

Ronchi also said that he worked with Latham after the first Test and praised his temperament to get through tricky periods.

“Leading into the series, his (Latham) mindset has been amazing. We had some work between Tests. What we saw today was amazing. You will get a bit of luck on green surfaces but also you have make the most of it. Some of his drives... the sound it made off the bat was awesome.

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“I have seen some amazing innings from him in all formats. He had the temperament and confidence through the work he put in between Tests. His numbers as a New Zealand opener are fantastic. He is a good leader in the group.”

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