Bangalore: Undone by spin in the opening match, New Zealand`s embattled cricket team is hoping that the overcast conditions here would favour its pace bowlers when it takes on India in the second and final match of the series starting on Friday.
Their pace bowlers are hoping to utilise the overcast conditions prevailing at Chinnaswamy stadium to their advantage in the second Test starting August 31.
"At the moment the wicket looks nice and has a bit of grass on it, but I expect it to be removed before the Test begins. The overcast weather here looks to be helping us and it might work in our favour," all-rounder Doug Bracewell told reporters here.
The team which lost inside four days in the opening Test is also taking tips from talismanic skipper Daniel Vettori, who has been ruled out of the series due to injury.
"We talk to him and he gives his thoughts. That is good for us. We are happy Dan is back into the set up," Kiwi he said.
Bracewell said the wicket looked similar to the one given to the visitors in Hyderabad.
Replying to a query, Bracewell said it is tough to be down in series but the team should forget about the outcome of the last match and only focus on the positives.
Asked about the team composition, Bracewell said it would be upto the team management.
"The side they will choose will be the right decision on the day," he said.
"There are lack of spinners back home. We don`t have plenty of them. However, some young spinners are coming through. That is always good," he added.
First Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 16:09