Hesson wary of dangerous England team

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson insists that his team remain wary of a dangerous England side, despite the co-hosts being overwhelming favourites to claim a victory when the two sides meet in a World Cup Pool A match in Wellington on Friday.

The Black Caps go into the game on the back of wins in their first two games of the tournament, against Sri Lanka and Scotland, and will feel confident going into the clash.

Hesson however has cautioned against writing off the England team, who suffered a heavy defeat to the other co-hosts Australia in their only match of the tournament so far.

Black Caps coach Hesson said: "They're a dangerous side. They've got a lot of quality players. Some are in form, some are not so much so. Their seam attack have got good pace and bounce – and they bat pretty deep so they're a dangerous outfit.

"In a World Cup anything is possible, and they've got some very good players.

"They've got a lot of match-winners with bat and ball and we've had some pretty good battles with them over the last few years. We expect another good one on Friday."