Just to emphasize how difficult it's going to be for the Black Caps in India later this month the locals have shown their depth with India A crushing New Zealand A for a second time.
The New Zealanders suffered a second straight innings defeat in their 4-day internationals.
The New Zealanders were beaten by an innings and 26 runs in the second and final game against India A in Vijayawada.
Starting the last day on 104 for one and needing a further 132 to make India bat again... the New Zealanders were dismissed for 210.
Captain Henry Nicholls made 94.
Young leg spinner Karn Sharma, who has played 1 Test for India, was the chief destroyer taking 16 wickets over the two matches.
The scores in the game, New Zealand A 211 and 210, India 447.
The New Zealand selectors have the difficult job of find six players from the A side to bolster the Black Caps squad for their one-day series in India later this month.
By contrast the Indian selectors have decided to pick two separate A teams for the 5 one-dayers against New Zealand A starting on Friday.