Kane Williamson is conscious that spin is a “big component” in a Test sequence in India and expects his specialist gradual bowlers — left-arm orthodox Ajaz Patel and off-spinner William Somerville — to adapt to the situations rapidly and make a distinction.
New Zealand have been hammered in Kanpur again in 2016 with Ravichandran Ashwin taking part in a giant half and skipper Williamson is aware of what to anticipate on this a part of the world.
“Throughout the whole series, spin component will be a definite factor,” Williamson mentioned on the eve of the primary Test.
“Number of teams have faced similar challenges and our expectation won’t be any different. There will be a large spin component.”
On one facet, there may be Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja with practically 700 wickets between them whereas the Black Caps will depend on Patel and Somerville, who’ve thus far collectively taken 41 sticks in 13 video games (4 for Somerville).
“Spin factor is going to be there and someone like Ajaz and Somerville have played big part in our bowling attack. Particularly, in these conditions, so they will play an important role for us. There will be some reverse swing, we will try to create ways to get wickets so there will be role for both seamers and spinners,” Williamson mentioned.
Against Jadeja and Ashwin, the endeavour can be not solely to outlive when the ball turns but additionally to make sure that the batters devise methods of scoring runs, the captain mentioned.
“We know the energy of Indian spin bowlers and so they have been implausible over a time frame.
“We have to find ways to look to score and try and be effective and try and build those partnerships. And every player is different, so their ways will be slightly different from one and another.”
Williamson expects each participant within the facet to know their roles and contribute in the absolute best method.
“Everybody is looking at different ways to be effective. We have to be prepared as well as we can for some of the challenges we will face.”
The Black Caps skipper mentioned that the present Indian crew, with as many as 5 adjustments from the eleven that performed in Southampton for the World Test Championship crown, would additionally must be factored in.
“Few different factors need to be taken into account and try and be prepared,” he mentioned.
So would Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami’s absence make New Zealand the favourites, and the reply from the skipper was an emphatic “no”.
“I don’t think we are favourites. The big strength of Indian cricket is its depth. Their knowledge of own conditions is unique and the challenge is a big one. We are excited to take that on,” he concluded.