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Kirsten unfazed by Wellington wicket

Published: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 11:34 [IST]
 
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Kirsten happy with Wellington wicket

Wellington: Indian coach Gary Kirsten on Wednesday said his side will have no trouble adjusting to seamer-friendly wickets of Basin Reserve track in the third and final cricket Test against New Zealand starting here on Friday.

Kirsten said that his side won't be concerned about the cold and conditions in the Wellington. India has not won a Test in the city for the past 34 years.

"What they have done all through this tour is they have prepared good cricket wickets. We can see there is going to be good bounce in it. It looks like a good cricket wicket. We are happy with the conditions as well," said Kirsten, taking time off from a tutoring session with Dinesh Karthik, to complete the mandatory press briefing.

"Whatever be the wicket or the conditions, it is up to the performances of the day. New Zealand have shown they were really competitive and they were well up in that last Test match. We had to use all our determination to save the game, which we did really well. For me it was a remarkable performance. We are looking forward to a good Test match," he added.

Kirsten felt it was important to give the bowlers something to look forward to in a wicket. "It is always important that you give the bowlers something on all the conditions. All bowlers love a bit of bounce. They feel if they get good bounce, and they have a good bowling day they can get something going," said Kirsten.

Kirsten was glad that his bowlers were well-rested before the third Test

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