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Vettori, Mills on track to return for New Zealand

 New Zealand's Ross Taylor, left, and captain Daniel Vettori look on during a practice session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Sri Lank...
 New Zealand's captain Daniel Vettori, left, and Ross Taylor laugh during a practice session ahead of a Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match in Mumbai...

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New Zealand's Ross Taylor, left, and captain Daniel Vettori look on during a practice session ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against Sri Lank...

India Cricket WCup New Zealand

New Zealand's captain Daniel Vettori, left, and Ross Taylor laugh during a practice session ahead of a Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match in Mumbai...

The New Zealand team remains optimistic that key bowlers Daniel Vettori and Kyle Mills will be fit for Friday's World Cup quarterfinal against South Africa.
Vettori has missed two games with a knee injury, while Mills sat out the loss to Sri Lanka with a thigh strain.
A New Zealand team spokesman says both players are continuing to recover well and should line up Friday against South Africa.
New Zealand decided not to train Tuesday, having arrived in Dhaka at midday local time.