Challenge excites Carter

MATT RICHENS AND WILLY NICHOLLS
Last updated 05:00 09/08/2012
Bob Carter
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NEW CAP: Bob Carter will join Black Caps coach Mike Hesson as his assistant as they iron out the NZ team's batting for their tour to India.

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New Black Caps batting coach Bob Carter is confident he's the man to help turn around the national side's batting woes.

It would seem new head coach Mike Hesson agrees; he hand-picked the 52-year-old Cantab, who will join the Black Caps on their upcoming tour of India.

Carter's appointment as batting and fielding coach is expected to be announced today.

The former Northamptonshire and Canterbury batsman confirmed his departure to Canterbury chief executive Lee Germon on Tuesday.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said Carter, like Hesson, was contracted through to the 2015 World Cup.

Carter replaces Trent Woodhill while bowling coach Damien Wright remains with the side.

This is Carter's second stint with the New Zealand team; he was John Bracewell's assistant for four years until 2008 when he took over the Canterbury side.

Hesson and Carter believe a change in culture will help transform the national side's batting.

"Good players don't become bad players overnight," Carter said. "The [national] side has some very fine players and I'm excited about the opportunity to work with them. I believe I can add something working with Mike. I'm really excited about it."

Carter's batting nous and techniques have often been spoken highly of by Canterbury players and outgoing coach John Wright.

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