Expecting the conditions in the first Test against India to be drastically different from those in the ongoing warm-up tie against Mumbai, New Zealand opener Tom Latham said it was a positive development that several batsmen of his side got to spend substantial time in the middle.
The pitch laid out for the tie at Kotla did not offer turn on day one but the one for the first Test in Kanpur beginning September 22 is expected to assist India’s quality spinners.
Latham, showed promise with a solid 55, said there was no point worrying about the conditions in the Test series.
New Zealand settled for a draw against Mumbai in their lone warm-up match ahead of the three Test match series. Latham was one of them who attacked the spinners with purpose.