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Stead Calls For Separate Coaches For New Zealand Test, White Ball Teams

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Stead has held both roles since succeeding Mike Hesson in 2018, guiding New Zealand to the final of the 50-over 2019 World Cup and the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) title in 2021.

New Zealand head trainer Gary Stead says it’s time for the Black Caps to have separate trainers guiding the Test and white ball brigades to help ease the demands on staff.

Vantage has held both places since succeeding Mike Hesson in 2018, guiding New Zealand to the final of the 50- over 2019 World Cup and the initial World Test Championship( WTC) title in 2021.

He hopes to continue guiding New Zealand when his contract expires after this time’s World Cup in India.

“I suppose it’s time that we do need to resolve off and look at it, ” the 51- time-old told journalists in Wellington on Tuesday.

“I suppose the ultramodern game is getting veritably, veritably tough for players and trainers to try and sustain everything across that whole period of time and New Zealand Justice and I are surely talking about that as an option. ”

New Zealand limited the home Test summer on Monday with an innings and 58- run palm over Sri Lanka to sweep the series 2- 0.

New Zealand’s WTC title defence is formerly over but it won its last three Tests of the cycle and can look forward to the coming crown with sanguinity.

Vantage will now turn his attention to guiding the Black Caps in three ODIs and three T20Is against Sri Lanka starting at Eden Park on Saturday, with a slew of regulars similar as Kane Williamson absent to play in the Indian Premier League.

Vantage suggested his preference was to continue guiding the Test platoon if still in charge when the team assembles for a stint of Bangladesh after the World Cup in October- November.

Still, he said he’d not rule himself out of the job if New Zealand Justice wanted him to continue overseeing the white ball brigades as well.

Despite the comprehensive series win over Sri Lanka, New Zealand’s bowling depth remains a concern following Trent Boult and all- rounder Colin de Grand homme’s opinions to conclude out of their public contracts.

Kyle Jamieson is recovering from back surgery while 37- time-old fellow paceman Neil Wagner is sidelined with a serious hamstring strain and carried a back problem through the home summer.

None of New Zealand’s fast bowling mounts offered a compelling case for their retention, though Blair Tickner battled hard against the Wellington wind to take 3- 84 in Sri Lanka’s alternate innings on Monday.

Pickers decided against calling up Boult for the home Test series against England and Sri Lanka, and vantage said it was still too early to confirm the former pace forefront would join New Zealand’s shot for a first 50- over World Cup title in India.

“Trent and I’ll be talking in the near future before he goes to the IPL and just trying to, I guess, work out where we both lie with prospects as well. ” Know More Latest Cricket News…

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