Stuff – The heavy batting artillery like Chris Gayle will eventually reach New Zealand, but not soon enough to bolster a flimsy West Indies who vow to bounce back in the second test.

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  • The heavy batting artillery like Chris Gayle will eventually reach New Zealand, but not soon enough to bolster a flimsy West Indies who vow to bounce back in the second test.
  • READ MORE: * Watling in for tough battle * Blundell’s leg side love affair * Blundell walks home in whites * Stokes circus moves northHe hasn’t played a test in three years (he averages 42.
  • “No I’m happy with what [batsmen] we have now,” he said, as the sides move to Hamilton for Saturday’s second and final test.
  • They lost by an innings and 209 runs in the first test at Edgbaston then a week later won by five wickets at Headingley with Hope scoring dual centuries.
  • Southee returns to his favourite venue where he’s taken 34 wickets at 19.55 in six tests, his most recent 8-140 for the match against Pakistan a year ago.


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