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Anderson still wants to bowl

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/12/2016

Corey Anderson is keen to remain an all round option for the Black Caps despite only been picked as a specialist batsman for their 20/20 series with Bangladesh starting in Napier next week.

Anderson has not bowled in the domestic competition for the Knights since re-aggravating his back injury last month but believes he's not done with the ball despite the latest setback.

"I still want to be an all rounder as it adds value to the Black Caps and balance to the side so hopefully I don't have to spend to much more time on the sides lines with the ball.

"It's week by week at the moment but all been well I can bowl at some point for Northern Districts during their one day campaign," Anderson said.

The left-hander has been playing well for the Knights, averaging more than 32 runs per innings with the bat during the domestic competition and is keen to repay the selectors faith in him.

"20/20 is a strength of mine with the batting and it's nice that I have been looked at and considered for that middle order position.

"I'm just focused on trying to wrap my head around the role I have to play and the runs I have to score" he said.

Anderson won't be underestimating Bangladesh either despite the Tigers being hammered by 77 runs by the Black Caps in the first one-day international in Christchurch.

"We have been caught out as well when we go overseas and the first game you end up chasing your tail a little bit.

"They have guys who have played a lot of cricket here and they will be better for the hit out and will come out firing in the next one," Anderson said.

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