Black Cap batsmen must step up and perform: SinclairBy ANI
Thursday, October 21, 2010
NAPIER - Veteran New Zealand Test player Mathew Sinclair has said that it is time for senior Black Cap batsmen to step up to the plate and perform.
“The management structure - with help from people such as [New Zealand Cricket high performance director] Roger Mortimer - gives you everything, but once you step over the white line then it’s up to you to do the job,” stuff.co.nz quoted Sinclair, as saying.
“I’m not saying the players should have played ugly, but they needed to dig their toes in a little bit because the Bangladeshis bowled to the conditions,” the Central Districts Stag said.
Winning, he said, was a habit and, while it was always an uphill battle, players needed to bunker in for the long haul.
The 33-test player, who turns 35 on November 9, said the Black Caps often played spin bowlers quite effectively “through the line” at domestic level, something that new CD teammate and spinner Tarun Nethula had attested to as well. (ANI)