Anderson is in desperate need of a break, says Mike Hesson

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“He’s definitely a little bit fatigued and these next couple of days will be a good break for him”

New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson has announced that all-rounder Corey Anderson is in desperate need of a break after the national team’s recent triumph over the West Indies.

Anderson recently broke the record for the fastest ODI century, but Hesson noted that the 23-year-old looked to be “a little bit fatigued” and would be given some time off during the upcoming series against India, which gets underway on January 19.

“Corey’s played a lot more cricket in the last couple of months than he has during his whole career,” Hesson was quoted as saying by Stuff.co.nz. “He’s strung a lot of games together and being an all-rounder it’s tough on the body.

“We have to look to manage Corey as well as we can. He’s definitely a little bit fatigued and these next couple of days will be a good break for him. He’s excited about India, as everyone is, 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.”

Hesson added that he was impressed with wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi’s performance during the Twenty20 series against the West Indies, which New Zealand won 2-0.

“He’s been hitting the ball extremely well in the nets for a few weeks, probably a couple of months,” Hesson said. “He’s just needed a bit of luck. He’s hit one out of the bat to deep square leg and trod on his stumps. For him to play the way he did, we were all expecting it.”

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