Kiwi players should focus on their own performances, says Nash

Wellington, Mar 31 (UNI) Former New Zealand all-rounder, Dion Nash has said Kiwis should focus on their own performance instead of criticising the selectors and the coach John Bracewell over their handling of player axings.

Nash is one of the selectors in New Zealand and although he conceded that communication had not always been at its best.

''We've all been on the wrong end of something as a result of bad communication,'' he told the Sunday News. ''At times, it could have been better and dropping someone is never an easy situation. Sometimes you get communicated to but you don't actually hear it as well,'' the former crciker said.

''Ultimately, as a New Zealand cricketer your future is in your own hands. If you are scoring runs and taking wickets, you won't get yourself in a position to be dropped. That's my message back to the players that have criticised us for a lack of communication.'' With the squad for the tour to England to be announced on April 3, Nash indicated there would be fresh faces penciled in.

''The main challenge is to pick a side that can become a cohesive unit quickly,'' he said.

''There are going to be some new names and our hand is forced on that. I couldn't say whether any player will be dropped for sure but there are a number of positions we need to discuss,'' Nash added.


Story first published: Monday, March 31, 2008, 12:07 [IST]
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