Melbourne, Feb 23 (IANS) Allan Border feels the tragic earthquake in New Zealand will motivate their team to do better in their World Cup clash against Australia in Nagpur.
New Zealand players expressed their remorse when news of the quake reached them Tuesday, with opener Martin Guptill describing it as a “terrible thing to have happened again”.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) say they are working with officials for Friday’s match to organise the best way to honour those who have lost their lives in the tragedy.
“They’re a side that tend to lift against Australia and given the recent events in Christchurch, they’ve got the added incentive to do well,” Border was quoted as saying in foxsports.
“Not that that should make that much difference, but you’ve got that incentive in the back of your mind to lift for the sake of your countrymen. They’re a dangerous opponent, there’s no doubt about that.”