"(I said) the New Zealand public are behind you guys because of the way you're playing your cricket – you're showing the fighting characteristics that, as New Zealanders, we love to see," he said. "But we know as a group that we've just turned a corner and we have to get better and better."
New Zealand will be co-hosting next year's 50 over World Cup along with Australia and their Cricket board member Martin Snedden said their performance will provide a huge boost to the game ahead of the sporting extravaganza.
"We needed the home team to be firing to make sure people's enthusiasm was at the right levels and the team has responded brilliantly," said Snedden. "So it's all good news for cricket in New Zealand at the moment."