Disappointed Vettori Hoping For Win In Final ODI
With his side trailing Bangladesh 3-0 in their five-match One-Day International series, New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is hoping for a win in the final match, which they go into aiming to restore some pride.
“We have got one game left for a little bit of pride," he told New Zealand Cricket's website (www.blackcaps.co.nz).
"I know everyone back home will be extremely disappointed and everyone in our dressing room will be extremely disappointed. International cricket is about playing off them, we have got to make sure we turn up next game and win.
“It’s incredibly frustrating, every game you play you play to win and when that doesn’t happen it is disappointing. I know Bangladesh are an improving team but we should still be able to beat them. We should still be coming here and playing better than we have. That’s the most disappointing thing, that we haven’t actually played that well.”
Although New Zealand's performances have disappointed the left-arm spinner, he was quick to praise the way that Bangladesh have played in the series.
“They know their conditions well, they have got a lot of home games and they have got great crowd support," he said. "The crowd was fantastic today and event though we are on the losing side, to be able to play in front of a crowd like that is great for cricket.
“They were fantastic; I think the crowd probably puts more pressure on the Bangladesh team than us. Any time someone blocks three balls they get a little bit upset with them. It’s a great crowd to play in front of and Bangladesh are lucky to have such a vocal crowd."
And Vettori was brutally honest when asked about his own performance in the series, where he has scored just 41 runs in the three completed matches from number six in the order.
“It’s going alright with the ball, its just not working with the bat," he conceded. "Coming up to sixth (in the order) there is a lot of expectations on me and I have let the team down with my performances. You need your captain to lead and that hasn’t happened with the bat.”
The final game is on 17th October.
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