Kiwi coach Hesson calls for green pitches for India Tests

Dec 25, 2013, 05:46 IST | Agencies

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wants green pitches when India tour the country early next year.

Hesson said his team never get “any favours” as far as the wickets are concerned when they travel to India.

Mike Hesson

“We’ll back our seamers over anyone’s at the moment. We know these conditions as a batting group. Our batsmen bat on conditions that nip around in first-class cricket so they’re used to it and it can expose your technique if you're not,” the coach was quoted as saying on ESPNcricinfo.

“I think everyone’s aware of the type of surface that we’d like. We’ve been in India before and they’ve changed the pitch the day before a game because it wasn’t quite as dry as they would like. We certainly don't get any favours when we travel, so I’d be disappointed if we provide any at home,” he added.
India will play New Zealand in a five-match ODI series in January, followed by two Tests at Eden Park and Basin Reserve between February 6 and 18.

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