Wellington, Jan. 17: Corey Anderson, who earned a place in the record books by scoring the fastest 100 in ODIs, is fatigued and in need of a break, according to New Zealand coach Mike Hesson.
The powerful allrounder, who began the New Year with a world record 36-ball century against West Indies in Queenstown, has not been able to score freely.
Anderson’s last three completed innings were 29, nought and six, while in the Hamilton runfest he took 1-77 off 10 overs and in Wednesday’s Twenty20 finale in Wellington conceded 50 off four overs.
Hesson said Corey’s played a lot more cricket in the last couple of months than he has during his whole career, and being an allrounder it’s tough on his body.
He further said that the team has to look to manage Corey well, and added that he’s definitely a little bit fatigued, Fairfax NZ News reports.
Hesson said Corey is excited about India, but there might be a time in the series where he doesn’t play and that’s a just a matter of managing his loads.
Either Anderson or fellow allrounder Jimmy Neesham will likely miss out for Sunday’s ODI series opener in Napier and it may be an ideal time to give Anderson a freshen-up. (ANI)