The Australian opening batsman Aaron Finch doesn't believe Brendon McCullum will necessarily find the Aussie fast bowlers any harder to deal with than their last three opponents at the Cricket World Cup.
McCullum showed his destructive best in his last game, scoring a record half century against England.
New Zealand and Australia meet at Eden Park on Saturday.
Finch said they'll have to find ways to deal with the belligerent skipper though he believes they can get the better of the Black Caps batsman.
He said Australia are, "well aware of the dangers McCullum can bring."
The Australians are in Auckland getting plenty of net-time, having played just one match so far in the tournanent..... Saturday's clash with Bangladesh was washed out.
Finch said while there are other threats in the Black Caps lineup, McCullum's wicket is key.
Finch has played 42 one day matches, but not once against New Zealand.