Vettori wary of England
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is warning his side not to under-estimate England despite the convincing win in Hamilton.
Last Updated: 12/03/08 11:17am
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is warning his side not to under-estimate England despite their convincing win in the first Test in Hamilton.
The hosts took a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series after inflicting a humiliating 189-run defeat on England.
However Vettori has no doubt that England will come storming back at them at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
"I'm expecting them to come back very strongly," said Vettori.
"They're a resolute side and very well led and I know Michael [Vaughan] will be asking a lot of them.
"There's personal pride at stake as well. The guys will want to step up for themselves and put in performances tomorrow that's worthy of their ability."
England go into the game with a new-look attack after Steve Harmison and Matthew Hoggard were both axed in favour of Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
And Vettori will look to his side to put England under pressure from the start.
"Confidence can turn pretty quickly," he added.
"If we can turn up on the first morning with bat or ball and do a job then hopefully we'll be able to carry that on, but if England turn the tables quickly then they'll be the ones who carry the confidence.
"The responsibility is on us whatever we do tomorrow morning to do it well and hopefully carry some momentum from the Hamilton Test match."
New Zealand (from): DL Vettori (capt), MD Bell, J How, SP Fleming, RPL Taylor, MS Sinclair, JDP Oram, BB McCullum (wkt), KD Mills, MR Gillespie, CS Martin, GD Elliot, JS Patel.