Daniel Vettori backs Kiwis to bounce back after England thrashing
Daniel Vettori has tipped a strong response from New Zealand after their thumping 210-run defeat by England at Edgbaston on Tuesday
London: Daniel Vettori has tipped a strong response from New Zealand after their thumping 210-run defeat by England at Edgbaston on Tuesday.
Vettori, who ended his illustrious international career following the World Cup believes the tourists will not be licking their wounds for too long.
"It's hard to read too much into a scorecard but sit back and say that Root and Buttler must have played exceptionally well," the slow left-armer told Press Association Sport.
"New Zealand had to be aggressive to try and chase it down but just to hear about Root and Buttler's hundreds off 71 and 66 balls is pretty impressive.
"But New Zealand have been confident in their abilities to turn it around relatively quickly. It's the nature of cricket, these days, that you get an opportunity to play again soon and rectify or continue on with what you've been doing.
"All those guys in the New Zealand team are incredibly experienced so I know they'll bounce back pretty quickly."
It was New Zealand's first ODI following the retirement of Vettori, who took 305 wickets in 295 appearances, including a star turn at the World Cup where he collected 15 scalps at an average of 20.46.