Kiwis will miss Bond, Cairns: Kapil Dev

Published: Thursday, August 21, 2003, 22:40 [IST]
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Bangalore: Cricket legend Kapil Dev said on Thursday the touring New Zealanders would miss fast bowler Shane Bond and all-rounder Chris Cairns in the upcoming Test series against India and it would be "tough" for the Kiwis. "New Zealand will miss two key players who are not coming (to India)," Kapil told reporters here.

"It will be tough for New Zealand." Earlier, when asked about the New Zealand tour to India, he said, "It will be tough. But in our conditions, it will not be that tough." Bond is still recovering from a stress fracture in his back while Cairns' partner was due to have a baby during the Test series.

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