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Black Caps still up for the fight: Henry

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/10/2016

The Black Caps are still up for the fight, says Matt Henry. © Getty The Black Caps are still up for the fight, says Matt Henry. The Black Caps are determined to make amends for their miserable showing so far in India during the rest of the one-day international series.

After losing all three Test matches, the Black Caps were well beaten in the opening ODI last weekend and will look to stop the rot in the second match in Delhi on Thursday.

Pace bowler Matt Henry was rested for the clash in Dharamsala but is set to return to a team who he says are determined to notch a first win on tour.

"After the Test series, we really wanted to make a statement. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be," he said.

"The guys are still up for it and working hard and keen to move on to the next one. Everyone's determined to make amends and there are areas we can make adjustments in. We'll be good and ready to go."

The standout performer in Dharamsala was another young paceman, 23-year-old Indian Hardik Pandya.

On his ODI debut, the right-armer took 3-31 and was named man of the match.

He is set to be given another chance in Delhi, and head coach Anil Kumble is excited by Pandya's potential.

"All rounders who can come in and bowl quick and bat are certainly an asset and he's someone who we'll closely monitor and see how he progresses," Kumble said.

"He's showed his potential in the limited (Twenty20) opportunities that he has got. We are hoping that he will continue with that in this series."

India will again be without batsman Suresh Raina, who missed the first ODI with a virus and has not recovered sufficiently.

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