David Warner says Australia needs to be on top of their game to beat NZ in swinging conditions

Australia will hope to avoid similar fate against the Kiwis like the England loss in 2015.

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2016, 10:49 AM IST
David Warner says Australia needs to be on top of their game to beat NZ in swinging conditions

New Delhi: Australia's premier batsman David Warner is wary of the swinging and seaming conditions in New Zealand which are similar to England.

The Aussies suffered in Ashes 2015 in swinging conditions and will look to avoid similar fate against the Black Caps in the upcoming Test series next month.

According to a report in Stuff.co.nz, the left-hander said that they have to be on top of their game to beat the Kiwis. "We know the swinging conditions are probably going to favour them a little bit. We've got to be on top of our game to beat them over there."

Warner said that the wickets are not too dissimilar to England as he predicts a more greener wicket.

Australia were skittled for just 60 at Trent Bridge last year, when paceman Stuart Broad wrecked havoc. Australia batting had crumbled in England and now the Black Caps will be hoping to have a similar impact with the likes of Trent Boult in their kitty.

Warner, who has seen Australia dominate at home in Test cricket, is keen to go and play with similar intent in New Zealand.

Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 in a three-match Test series at home in November 2015.

Warner showed no mercy in the final Test against West Indies at the SCG to romp up a fiery 122*. Although the rain-hit Test match ended in a draw, Australia won the Frank Worrell Trophy as they got the better of Windies in the first two games.