Hesson wants green pitches prepared for series against India

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“I think everyone’s aware of the type of surface that we’d like”

New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson has called for green pitches to be prepared prior to the national team’s home series against India, which gets underway on January 19.

Hesson stated that he would be extremely “disappointed” if the curators at the Auckland and Wellington grounds, which is where the two Tests are scheduled to be played, failed to do as they were instructed.

“We’ll back our seamers over anyone’s at the moment,” Hesson said, according to Fairfax NZ News. “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.

“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.”

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