New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will be taking the decision of making spots in playing XI which will be a first test against India to be held at Basin Reserve in Wellington. Kane strongly believes that he once need to have a look at the pitch condition before taking final decision of the team that will take the field.
Williamson said Reuters “We just want to have another look at the pitch”.
He added “It’s got to be a different look to what we were used to see here at Basin”.
First choice packer Neil Wagner will be miss out the first test as he awaiting his first child’s birth. The lanky Kyle Jamieson willingly to be handed his test debut though Matt Henry being roped in as a cover for Wagner.
Williamson keeping Wagner’s importance and his absence in mind said “The qualities and abilities brought by Wagner were quite unique but you bring in other guy who came up with different height and targets slightly in different areas”.
Will New Zealand play a spinner in the form of Ajaz Patel or will they opt for an all pace attack with Colin de Grandhomme and Daryl Mitchell who are all round options now.
The grassy pitch and the breeze being the huge factor, Basin Reserve offers a challenging test to batsmen. How far both the teams live up to the challenge will be the most exciting thing to see.