NZ v England: Andy Flower wants tourists to be ‘sharper’

Andy Flower wants England to sharpen up after being “sloppy” and suffering from some “soft dismissals” in their defeat to a New Zealand XI in Queenstown.

The coach was disappointed with aspects of his side’s performance in their three-wicket defeat ahead of the first Test starting on Tuesday [2130 GMT].

“It was a timely lesson that if you are slightly off your game you can lose to both Test and ‘A’ sides,” he said.

“I hope to see us a lot sharper for the first Test.” Read more
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