Tim Southee On Wankhede Pitch: New Zealand’s senior fast bowler Tim Southee believes that due to the falling temperature in Mumbai and prolonged cover, the fast bowlers will get swing here. Southee had troubled the Indian batsmen in the last Test even on the flat pitch of Kanpur.
There is a possibility that left arm fast bowler Neil Wagner may be included in the New Zealand squad for the second Test starting on Friday at the Wankhede Stadium. However, Southee did not give any concrete answer to this.
Asked how much the pitch would help the bowlers due to heavy rain, he said, “Nothing can be said. We will have to wait. We will have to adapt to it. With cover being laid, we can get swing.”
He further said, “The wickets have been under cover for quite some time. Let’s see how tomorrow goes. Hopefully Gary and Kane will check it out. It’s a different challenge, but whatever the wicket is, we have to adapt to it.” “
When asked about Wagner, he said, “Kane and Gary will take a decision on this. The decision will be taken after looking at the wicket and according to the weather.” Southee said that the Mumbai Test will be a new challenge for his team. “We did well in Kanpur, but now that has passed. Now we have to face a new challenge,” he said.