Wellington:Former Kiwi player Adam Parore has advised the New Zealanders to "isolate" Indian greats Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid if the hosts aspire to succeed in the later Test series against the tourists.
Parore said Indians are vulnerable in cold conditions here but because Tendulkar and Dravid are quick to adapt to any conditions, taming them would help the hosts immensely.
"Two of the greats, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, are here, and they will be expected to make runs the way they almost always do. Greats like Tendulkar and Dravid know how to adapt. They will make runs anywhere. It is unrealistic to expect to dominate them.
"The idea is to operate as a team, to isolate the great players so as to put the pressure on the others," Parore wrote in his coloumn for the 'New Zealand Herald'.
The former stumper, who had joined rebel ICL, said Indian batsmen will struggle because of the completely different conditions in his country.
"Still, I think our bowlers have certain advantages, because the conditions are so foreign to the Indians. And whereas India has had a bit of success in, say Australia, recently, the way we take the pace off the ball and our ability to exploit our two-paced wickets should still trouble them," he wrote.
New Zealand will play three-match Test series against India starting from March 18.