Ex-Kiwi quick Morrison excited by Black Caps’ young pace battery

Islamabad: Former fast bowler Danny Morrison has said the future of New Zealand new ball attack is in safe hands with Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Doug Bracewell performing brilliantly of late.

Southee, Boult and Bracewell bowled superbly to help Kiwis win their first Test match in Sri Lanka since 1998 in the drawn 1-1 series that concluded recently.

“They bowled well pretty much in that one innings they could have a go in Sri Lanka, where Southee got his rhythm right and his seam presentation with the ball,” Morrison said during an exclusive interview with Pakpassion.net.

“He swung the ball out again which was very impressive, and had a left-hander to complement him, a bit like having a left-right hand batting combination opening the batting,” he added.

“The other one is Doug Bracewell, a different style of bowler. He’s more into the pitch and probably suits bowling in bouncier conditions in Australia or South Africa, and on certain pitches in New Zealand where it can go through,” he said.

“So he’s an exciting strong guy, only 22, Boult’s 23 and I think Southee’s turning 24 this December,” he further stated.

Morrison also spoke highly of youngster Adam Milne and believes under the tutelage of bowling coach Shane Bond, he has a good future ahead. “And then the other guy Adam Milne, who played a one day international at Hambantota during New Zealand’s tour of Sri Lanka, he can get up to the mid 140s (kph).

He’s another talent, so running into Shane Bond who’s now the bowling coach of the Black Caps, it’s a very exciting time for him and the guys around him,” Morrison said.


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