The Dukes cricket ball has for long proved a batsman’s worst nightmare, especially when the dark red cherry is let loose in England’s misty climate.
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New Zealand, who play two Tests against England from June 2 to June 14 before playing the WTC final against India from June 18, used the Dukes ball at the pre-departure camp in Lincoln.
In the recently concluded test series between India and England, Virat Kohli and R Ashwin weren't happy with the quality of the ball being used since it is deteriorating faster than expected. The World Test Championship(WTC) Final between India and New Zealand was played with BSI Grade 1 Duke Balls. These balls are being used in Test cricket and county cricket in England since 2012.
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"I know for a fact we're going to get out there and pride ourselves the way we've been playing Test cricket and we want to win Test matches for New Zealand.” Wagner practised with the Dukes ball in training camps in Lincoln, near Christchurch, before leaving for the UK. The Dukes is used in England as opposed to the Kookaburra in New Zealand and Wagner said it was good to be able to try and get used to the different ball instead of rushing into a tour under-prepared like in the past.
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