Saturday 22 March 2014 

Video - 'We Need To Be As Good As We Can Be'

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum warns that his side know they need to produce their best form when they come up against an England side that has struggled in the build-up to the ICC World T20.

McCullum, who scored a brilliant century in the previous event against Bangladesh, knows that any team can quickly turn around a poor run of form in Twenty20 cricket.

"That's obviously a note of caution for us as well that whilst they are short of form at the moment they can quickly turn around," he said.

"So we got to make sure that we are as good as we can be and don't let chance come into it."

New Zealand also play the Netherlands, South Africa and Sri Lanka in Group 2 of the competition and McCullum admitted that as recent results for the Black Caps in Bangladesh have not been good, he is hoping for a change of luck.

"But that wasn't long ago we came over here and got beaten against Bangladesh as well, so there is a little bit of hesitation there I think we have got the personnel that we if we get it right early then we get some momentum going and we nail our game plan the way that we want to then I think we can be dangerous.

"But we have got to make sure we are right on top because conditions could be quite challenging and the nature of the game is we got to need a little bit of luck along the way with T20 I think we saw that in the last world cup and hopefully luck favours us this time."

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