McCullum not focusing on Windies backlash

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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says the West Indies are likely to come out firing for the second Test at Port of Spain, after losing the first match within four days, but he's not overly concerned.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says the West Indies are likely to come out firing for the second Test at Port of Spain, after losing the first match within four days, but he's not overly concerned.

The Black Caps easily defeated the hosts in Jamaica by 186 runs, with spinner Mark Craig the man of the match with eight wickets. Few of the hosts did well with the bat, with only Shiv Chanderpaul shining.

McCullum said ahead of the Test, which starts on Monday: "The West Indies are a very proud team and we expect them to come hard at us in Trinidad. They are not a team to roll over and we expect that they will be coming for us.

"There is not much we can do about that. All we have to do is to prepare well and stop focussing on the opposition. I mean we have to focus on them in terms of their strength and weaknesses but at the same time we cannot forget our game.

"We need to keep fine tuning our game and take it from there. We have some very eager players with us and they want to do well badly and this has been working for us over the past year."

Meanwhile, the West Indies will be without batsman Dwayne Bravo after he re-injured his hamstring in training, having been expected to be fit for the second Test. He was left out for the first game as a precaution.

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