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Indian cagers face Kiwis in hit outs before Commonwealth Games

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Melbourne, Mar 12 (UNI) Indian cagers, both men and women, will get a taste of the things to come when they face ''Tall Ferns'' and ''Tall Blacks'', the Kiwi female and male teams respectively, in hit outs before the Commonwelth Games gets underway.

The Tall Ferns will line-up in Auckland hosting the Indian eves for three tests after returning from an intensive training camp in Cuba.

Their guard, Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe, says although India are not exactly known to be a superpower, playing the minnows would be very useful.

''We will be facing all sorts of teams at the Games so it will be beneficial,'' she said.

Their male counterparts, the Tall Blacks, will also face India in a warm-up encounter.

Meanwhile, after the Kiwi male team drafted in two naturalised Americans to their 12-man squad, Australian coach Brian Goorjian has labelled them ''foreign legionnaires''.

The basketball competition takes place from March 16-24 at regional venues throughout Victoria and at the Multi Purpose Venue (MPV) here.

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