Daily Mail UK – Its suitability as an international venue is an open question but New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has lauded Eden Park ahead of the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia.

Summary

  • Its suitability as an international venue is an open question but New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has lauded Eden Park ahead of the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia.
  • The straight boundaries at Eden Park – which earned international status before those regulations were introduced – are thought to measure between 45 and 55 metres.
  • But speaking ahead of Wednesday night’s final at the same venue in Auckland, Hesson said the rugby ground had proven its worth as a cricket venue over many years.
  • “I think you’ve just got to look at history and how many great games of cricket we’ve had at Eden Park,” Hesson said.
  • The pitch prepared for last Friday’s game will again be used in the final, potentially giving the spinners a little extra to work with.


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