The Captain of New Zealand One-Day International (ODI) Cricket Team Brendon McCullum has said that he is not 100% fit and he was feeling sore after playing in the final game against Pakistan but he has few weeks left so he will try to give his 100% for the team.
McCullum said that he will try his best to play every game but he would not become a burden on the team and will make honest assessment before every game to make sure that he can contribute something for the team's cause and would not play if feels unfit.
The skipper said that a lot has changed between both sides since they met in the World Cup final last year, where Australia had won their fifth trophy by denying New Zealand their first. But in the group stage New Zealand were the only team to stun Australia.
McCullum also said that he is proud of the way team played in the World Cup and his focus will be on winning the Chappel-Hadlee Trophy. Australia will be without almost half of the team that competed in the World Cup final as some have retired and some are injured.
The Australian side will surely be tested as they do not have so much time to prepare and adjust in the New Zealand conditions as there are no practice matches as they will have to go and play the World T20 Championship in India only few weeks after the series.