MCG's too big for NZ - Hayden

8:38 am on 28 March 2015

The Black Caps aren't buying Matt Hayden's baiting that they'll struggle with the big boundaries of the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Australian great Hayden says the Black Caps have been sitting in a comfort zone on their small grounds, and the New Zealanders could be found out in Sunday's World Cup final at the massive ground - the biggest in world cricket.

But New Zealand pace bowler Matt Henry doesn't think it's going to be a problem adjusting to the bigger dimensions of the MCG.

Matt Henry fronts the media in Melbourne

Matt Henry fronts the media in Melbourne Photo: RNZ

And Henry says the Black Caps' big hitters definitely won't be curbing their aerial enthusiasm on Sunday.

"We've played cricket around the world so nothing really changes, it's just, you adapt to the conditions and we've been doing that throughout New Zealand and nothing will change here, so yeah, we're just looking forward to it."

Henry thinks the size of the MCG won't hold back the likes of his captain Brendon McCullum.

"You know if you get it wrong in the nets, doesn't really matter how big the ground is, with some of the boys in our team, some boundaries aren't big enough. We don't need to worry about that. Like I said, we've adapted to the conditions, it's international cricket and we travel around the world and play on different grounds everywhere, so nothing changes there."

Henry's enjoying the ride after only being brought into the squad for the semi-final win over South Africa as an injury replacement, and he can't wait to play in the biggest game of their lives.

The Black Caps Matt Henry is disappointed after a catch is dropped.

Matt Henry was the most economical of the NZ bowlers against South Africa Photo: PHOTOSPORT

"This is the best time of our lives, so just enjoy it. This is Melbourne and it's a great place and it's an amazing stadium so just enjoy it and just soak it up."

Hayden's baiting has sparked a meme on Twitter, with the #MCGsobig hashtag trending strongly.