Napier:New Zealand coach Andy Moles is quite unhappy that his bowlers would not be getting a seaming track on which they could bowl out India twice in the second Test, beginning on Thursday at the McLean Park here.
Much to his chagrin, the surface had been moved two to three feet and now includes half the original pitch and half of the adjacent one which was used for the one-day game between the two sides earlier this month.
"We need a typical New Zealand wicket where it nips for about a couple of days so it brings our seamers into the game against their batting attack which is used to the ball being true and turning a bit," Moles said.
He had sought to checkmate the rampant Indian batsmen with sideways movement.
"If the wicket is very dry it can turn a lot, which is obviously something we don't want to experience down there," rued Moles.