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04 February 201115:14

Vettori, Wright to select final XI at World Cup

Coach John Wright says that at the World Cup, the team hierarchy will call the shots at the selection

Vettori, Wright to select final XI at World Cup
 - Cricket News

John Wright (L) and Daniel Vettori during a New Zealand team practice session.

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and coach John Wright have been entrusted with the task of selecting the final XI at the World Cup, beginning in two weeks time to be held in the sub-continent.

Wright said there were no plans of one of the three selectors - Mark Greatbatch, Glenn Turner and Lance Cairns - accompanying the side during the mega-event, unlike Australia, who usually take a member of the independent selection panel on tour.

The coach said that at the World Cup, the team hierarchy will call the shots at the selection. "At the World Cup, myself, Dan Vettori and the vice-captain will pick the team. I'm very comfortable with that, it's the way I've always operated," Wright was quoted as saying by the 'stuff.co.nz'. "I'm not a fan of rotation. You try to pick your strongest side. It gives you the best chance of winning and getting some momentum going," he said.

Wright said he will not form an early opinion about his future as the coach of New Zealand after the ODI series loss against Pakistan at home.

"Winning and losing is part of the game but the public expect a team that fights," the coach added.