Anderson: No letting up


Published: Sunday 15th February 2015 by The News Editor

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New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has called on his side to keep their foot on the pedal when they meet Scotland in Dunedin on Tuesday.

Scotland could hardly have drawn a tougher start to their campaign and Anderson has warned that the in-form Black Caps, who kicked off the tournament with a 98-run win over Sri Lanka, will not be taking the game lightly.

“We’ll have to be pretty switched on,” Anderson said.

“We don’t want to be two or three down early on otherwise we’ll be chasing our tails. We’ll treat them as they are a good side and go about our way.”

Anderson saw Scotland’s threat first hand when he was part of a New Zealand XI who beat them by just a single run in Lincoln last October.

“I think we probably got put in our place a little bit in Lincoln when they did give us a run,” he added.

“It showed us they do have players who can play and bowlers who can bowl. We’re not taking them lightly.”

Scotland have been in good form since arriving in the Antipodes as they first thrashed Ireland in their opening warm-up match before falling just three runs short of West Indies.

That has served to increase expectation they can claim their first-ever win at the tournament and batsman Richie Berrington revealed they were targeting the scalp of a full-member nation.

“Our first goal is to try to turn over one of the full member teams,” he said.

“We’ve got five opportunities to do that. That’s the first aim and we’ll take it from there.”

The Scots are also set to enjoy strong support in Dunedin – which draws it name and roots from Scotland – and there are still many expats living in the city.

“I believe there are a few Scots out there,” Berrington added.

“We’ve also got a few people coming out to watch us (from Scotland) so we’re quite excited about what’s coming up.”

Published: Sunday 15th February 2015 by The News Editor

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