11 Nov 2010

NZ cricketers hoping for better conditions

6:22 am on 11 November 2010

The New Zealand cricketers are hoping for bowler-friendly conditions in Hyderabad to build on their strong performance in the first test against India.

Batsman Ross Taylor says they're happy with the way they played but they know that is in the past.

New Zealand had the upper hand against the world's top ranked test side in the first test in Ahmedabad and have plenty of confidencde heading into tomorrow's second test.

Taylor says they're expecting different pitch conditions in Hyderabad, it will probably have a little bit more bounce and probably turn a little bit more.

New Zealand's biggest worry going into the second Test will be the lack of stability at the top of the batting... while Brendon McCullum did well in his new opening position, his partner, Tim McIntosh, bagged a pair.

James Franklin has arrived in India following the injury to bowler Hamish Bennett.