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Sehwag,Dhoni on small grounds is pretty scary: Vettori

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori feels the prospect of facing Indian big-hitters like Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni in the upcoming series...

Written by Press Trust Of India | Christchurch | Published: February 18, 2009 11:47 pm

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori feels the prospect of facing Indian big-hitters like Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni in the upcoming series is “pretty scary” as it will be tough to contain them on the small grounds.

India’s current form in all three forms of the game has Vettori worried and he said stopping Dhoni and Sehwag could turn into a nightmare for his bowlers.

“You look at the individual players and some of the world’s best are coming,” Vettori said. “Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virender Sehwag batting on the little grounds in New Zealand is pretty scary,” the leg-spinner said,but added that India’s dismal past record gives some hope. “You balance that with them being notorious for not touring New Zealand all that well,” he said.

Vettori said he is also hoping to take some positives out of the drawn one-day series against Australia. New Zealand could claim moral victory though Ricky Ponting’s men retained the Chappell Hadlee Trophy after the series finished 2-2 with the decider being washed out. “It’s (India series) going to be huge backing up after Australia,but hopefully we can take confidence into the series,” Vettori was quoted as saying by the New Zealand Herald.

He also expressed satisfaction with the way the newcomers in his team have performed. “I’m happy these guys keep turning up and performing. We’ve got a nice group of 15-16 to choose from.”

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