25 Jun 2014

More bounce expected for Kensington Oval wicket for third Test

3:44 pm on 25 June 2014

The New Zealand cricketers have had their first look at the Kensington Oval wicket in Barbados ahead of the third and final Test against the West Indies starting on Friday and they like what they see.

The series is level at one-all.

The wicket is expected to be a bit pacier, with a suggestion that fast bowler Neil Wagner could get a start ahead of one of the spinners.

Wicketkeeper BJ Watling says the conditions are certainly different to the first two Test venues.

He says all the indications are that it will have more pace and bounce than Kingston and Port of Spain and the batsmen are looking forward to that.