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'World Cup adaptability is key' - Tom Latham
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

'World Cup adaptability is key' - Tom Latham

Tom Latham said Tuesday that adaptability was the key to World Cup success and that New Zealand were "lucky" to have had recent experience of playing Bangladesh.

New Zealand started in impressive fashion at this year's tournament in England and Wales, steam-rolling Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Cardiff last weekend.

"We play nine games at nine different venues around the country," said Latham. "It's important to adapt to every surface, every team, as quick as possible.

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"The way we usually play a series back home, you play two or three games against a side and you're able to try to work out the way they go about things.

"But in a World Cup and this situation, you run once and it's important that you adapt really quickly to what that side offers."

He said New Zealand would benefit from recent knowledge of playing Bangladesh, whom they face at the Oval on Wednesday.

"I guess we're lucky with a side like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who we have played recently in our home summer," he said. "We are sort of familiar with them."