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    New Zealand seek Muralitharan's help

    The Kiwi team leaves for Colombo on Thursday. They will play one Twenty20, five one day internationals and two Tests.

    Test cricket's leading wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan will be asked to pass on his expertise to New Zealand's bowlers and batsmen on their tour of Sri Lanka, the country's head coach has said.

    The New Zealand-based members of the team leave for the tour, which includes a Twenty20 match, five one day internationals and two Tests, on Thursday with new bowling coach Shane Bond making his first tour with the side.

    The former New Zealand bowler was only appointed to the role last week and has had little to do with spin bowlers throughout his career, hence head coach Mike Hesson's decision to seek Muralitharan's help.