Vettori, Wright to select final XI at World Cup

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Wellington, Feb 3 (PTI) New Zealand captain DanielVettori and coach John Wright have been entrusted with thetask of selecting the final XI at the World Cup, beginning intwo weeks time to be held in the sub-continent.

Wright said there were no plans of one of the threeselectors -- Mark Greatbatch, Glenn Turner and Lance Cairns --accompanying the side during the mega-event, unlike Australia,who usually take a member of the independent selection panelon tour.

The coach said that at the World Cup, the team hierarchywill call the shots at the selection.

"At the World Cup, myself, Dan Vettori and thevice-captain will pick the team. I''m very comfortable withthat, it''s the way I''ve always operated," Wright was quoted assaying by the ''''.

"I''m not a fan of rotation. You try to pick yourstrongest side. It gives you the best chance of winning andgetting some momentum going," he said.

Wright said he will not form an early opinion about hisfuture as the coach of New Zealand after the ODI series lossagainst Pakistan at home.

"Winning and losing is part of the game but the publicexpect a team that fights," the coach added.

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