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West Indies seek ODI revenge against New Zealand

26 December, 2013

WELLINGTON: West Indies have rejected any suggestion of a Test hangover going into the opening one-day international against a New Zealand side bolstered by the return of Jesse Ryder.

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On Thursday, West Indian captain Dwayne Bravo after losing the Test series 2-0 said "We are more comfortable in the shorter forms of the game."

He said, it was a disappointing Test series but hopefully the guys have put that behind them.

With seven ODI specialists added to the squad "it`s a different vibe, a different energy," he added.

New Zealand welcome back Ryder while the West Indies will be without their talisman Chris Gayle, the Windies` Darren Sammy noted.

Gayle remains sidelined with a hamstring injury while Ryder has been in devastating form in New Zealand domestic cricket ahead of his return to the international arena after a 22-month self-imposed exile.

New Zealand selection manager Bruce Edgar said Ryder will provide "added firepower" at the top of the order where he will partner another returning international Martin Guptill.

Despite New Zealand`s comprehensive win in the Tests the first time they have won a three-Test series in nearly eight years.

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