McCullum feels New Zealand are on the right track

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 13, 2013, 9:14 AM IST
McCullum feels New Zealand are on the right track

After a win and a washed out game against Sri Lanka and Australia respectively, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum believes that his side is doing well and can make it big in the ongoing Champions Trophy provided they keep the good work going.

"Im confident we're on the right track. We've played good one-day cricket in the last sort of while. Sometimes we've been a little bit off the ball as well. But I think as a whole, we're playing some decent cricket.

McCullum mentioned that there were a few areas that they needed to work on but was still upbeat about his team's chances of going all the way and repeating the historic feat when they lifted the second edition of the Champions Trophy in 2000.

"If we're serious about thinking we can win this tournament, we need to make sure we tidy up a few areas that haven't been quite right", he was quoted as saying on the Champions Trophy website.

After the game against Australia was abandoned due to rain, the 31-year old wicket-keeper batsman also mentioned that although they haven't been consistent in all the three departments, they have still managed to put up a decent performances overall.

"When we do play a decent game as we have done against the first two games against England in the series, we're a very tough team to beat. So we have to make sure we get those things sorted out and we'll give ourselves an opportunity.

New Zealand skipper also gave his views about Australia and the recent run they've been in. He said that although Australia are no longer the side they once used to be they still are a good unit and have a few match winners in their line-up.

McCullum evaded questions about the recent "infamous" incident involving Australian opener David Warner and him missing out the game against New Zealand.

"I started hearing a bit of a whisper obviously late last night and then this morning. But it's really got nothing to do with us, and I don't want to speak on something that we don't know anything about either.

I'd rather sort of speak about today and also the game that's coming up versus talking about Davie, he added."

First Published: June 13, 2013, 9:14 AM IST

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