16 Mar 2009

Indian cricketers still having to adjust despite better pitches

1:07 pm on 16 March 2009

While the wickets may be much more to their liking the Indian cricketers say there's still plenty of adjustment to make to conditions here.

On their last tour in 2003 India struggled to adjust to seaming greentops. This time the pitches have been much more batter friendly and the likes of Virendar Sehwag have flourised, leading the tourists to a 3-1 one day series win.

But skipper M.S. Dhoni says New Zealand is still unlike any other country and there's much to get used to.

He says in particular the wind, the dimensions of the ground and the temperature are very different to what they're used to.