Sydney: West Indies skipper Darren Sammy has said that New Zealand`s significantly cooler weather and its less hectic cricket environment will provide a challenge and some respite for his side after their tour of India.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the all-rounder was one of the late arrivals ahead of three Tests against the Black Caps, as the West Indies lost a one-day series on the sub-continent.
Sammy said the biggest hurdle facing the tourists with the first Test beginning in Dunedin on Tuesday would be getting used to the different conditions as quickly as possible, according to the report.
Sammy is expecting the New Zealanders to have the added motivation of getting some payback over coming weeks, when the sides will also play five one-dayers and two Twenty20s, the report mentioned.
Sammy also said that he is sure the Black Caps haven`t forgotten their last trip to the Caribbean in 2012, when they lost series in all three forms of the game.