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Styris not fazed by lack of runs

Styris managed only two in his team's losing effort to Sri Lanka and again scored just two in their win over India.

On Monday New Zealand practised in humid conditions ahead of their Super Eights clash against England on Tuesday.

Despite the duo of flops he was upbeat, telling reporters: "It's never a good thing to not score runs but I haven't been too disappointed because part of it is the nature of the game.

"You take risks - a few more risks than you normally would. I was a little bit disappointed by the lbw decision in the first one and then I got run out with a direct-hit in the second.

"It's not the end of the world. If you start panicking with those sorts of dismals then your time in the game will be very short-lived I'm sure."

Asked how Daniel Vettori was fitting into the role of captaincy in the wake of Stephen Fleming's axing, Styris praised the young captain: "He is still probably defining how he wants to captain the side.

"He's had Stephen Fleming as his captain for 10 years and I'm sure he's picked out the best part of what he thought Stephen's captaincy were and will probably use those in his tenure as well.

"He's going well. He is a smart boy and thinks about the game. He understands the way it is and he has played a lot of cricket at this level. Even though he will continue to get better he is well capable now."

England lost to South Africa on Sunday, putting a serious dent in their World Twenty20 campaign. Another loss to New Zealand will effectively spell an early exit from the tournament.

However, Styris believes a New Zealand win is first and foremost on his nation's agenda before thinking about possibly sending the English packing.

"I don't think it matters what sport it is, everybody likes to see England going home early, whether it be rugby or even football. But we are not thinking of it like that.

"It's an opportunity for us more than them because if we win then we're a long way toward qualifying for the semi-finals and that's all that matters to us."

source - cricket365.com
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