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Fulton scored back-to-back centuries in the third Test against England in March 2013
New Zealand batsman Peter Fulton has announced that he is looking forward to playing his first Test series in the subcontinent as the Black Caps take on Bangladesh in a series consisting of two Test matches, three ODIs and a one-off Twenty20 International.
Fulton, who has represented New Zealand in 15 Test matches since making his debut in 2006, revealed that he had prepared himself for the tour by practising on worn-out pitches with team-mate Dean Brownlie.
“The good teams, the good players are able to adjust to any conditions,” Fulton told the New Zealand Herald. “That’s probably the biggest challenge you have in international cricket. All around the world, you get different conditions, different types of bowling attacks and that’s what makes it exciting. There’s always something new to come to grips with.”
Fulton enjoyed a lot of success in the recent domestic season, smashing 1,249 runs, which included five centuries and came at an incredible average of 59.47.
He carried his outstanding form into New Zealand’s home series against England in March, where he amassed 347 runs in five innings at an impressive average of 69.40.
During the home series against England, Fulton registered centuries in both innings of the third Test in Auckland.
With New Zealand set to face the West Indies and India over the coming months, Fulton has set his sights on cementing his place in the national team.
“Hopefully that’s the plan,” Fulton said. “In terms of Tests for New Zealand over the last few years, there’s sometimes been a bit of a shortage, so it’s good to see a pretty busy Test programme and it’d be nice to be part of that.”