Hesson wary of inexperienced England


New Zealand coach Mike Hesson is looking forward to the ODI series against England, which starts on 9 June, but is wary of the new players in the home side, as they're unknown quantities.

The Black Caps won the second Test in Leeds to level the series, and must now face an ODI side filled with young players he's not encountered before, like Jason Roy and David Willey, none of whom were part of England's disastrous World Cup.

England are without senior pace bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson, while Moeen Ali and Ian Bell have also been left out, leaving Eoin Morgan to lead a side with far fewer caps than the Kiwis.

Hesson, whose side reached the final against Australia, told AFP: "I think it's an exciting squad. Some of the players have been left out I guess on form, others to rest for the Ashes.

"But it's an exciting side, a dangerous side. In areas it's inexperienced, but sometimes that's a tough area to scout.

"We've got plenty of work to do between now and the start to familiarise ourselves with a few unfamiliar faces."

Looking back on the Test series, HEsson was glad to maintain his side's unbeaten series run over the past two years, and was over the moon to get a first Test win in the UK for 16 years.

He added: "It's seven Test series in a row without defeat. That's something we are immensely proud of as a group.

"We are challenging good sides in their own home conditions. It's another thing to win away from home. That's what makes this test victory so special.

"We haven't won (a test) here (England) since 1999 and we've won five times in 54 attempts, so it's obviously a tough place to come."