Wright to use Pak ODI series as platform for perfect World Cup game plan

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Wellington, Jan 20(ANI): New Zealand coach John Wright has said that his team would use the early stages of the ODI series against Pakistan for experimentation purposes to prepare for the World Cup, starting on February 19.

The first match of the six-match series will be held in Wellington on Saturday.

"I think we need to try and settle things down during this Pakistan series and know exactly where we are the end of it so ... we might try a few things," Stuff.co.nz quoted Wright, as saying.

"We really need to look at the way we have been playing and to consider where we have our firepower, particularly our impact batsmen."

"Obviously there is the opportunity to start with the power play and then who plays where when we get to the next power play. We will have a look at that and make the decisions," he added.

Wright further believes that the selectors have picked a well-balanced squad for the World Cup, with several bowling options and batting strength down to No 9 and 10.

"All the talking is over, we've got this series against Pakistan and we've got to get some momentum going into the World Cup," Wright said.

The Black Caps are currently are on an 11-match losing streak in ODIs after being whitewashed by Bangladesh and India last year. (ANI)

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