6 Jun 2014

Black Caps prepare spin twins for Kingston

5:59 pm on 6 June 2014

The New Zealand cricket team say they're prepared to play two spin bowlers in next week's first Test against the West Indies.

The Black Caps have left the Jamaican beach resort of Montego Bay and arrived in the capital Kingston, the scene for Monday morning's series opener.

New Zealand's bowling coach Shane Bond says the state of the wicket at Sabina Park will determine the shape of the Black Caps' bowling attack.

He says the off spinner Mark Craig and the leg spinner Ish Sodhi could both make the team along with the batsman and part-time spin bowler Kane Williamson.

On the other hand, Bond says the absence of West Indies spin bowler Sunil Narine from the series could foster pitches more suited to the hosts' pace attack.

Narine ripped the Black Caps apart during their last tour of the Caribean, but the talented spinner has been omitted from the hosts' line up after he elected to remain in India to play in the Premier League final.