Vettori says India on their home turf is the toughest challenge

Ahmedabad: New Zealand cricket team captain Daniel Vettori has said facing a top team like India on their home turf is the toughest challenge.

“It’s the toughest challenge, to face the top team in their own conditions,” a newspaper quoted Vettori, as saying.

“The talent and success they (India) have is awesome, while we are at the opposite end of the spectrum,” he added.

On the new faces in the team, Vettori said: “It is a huge opportunity for them to perform against some of the finest players in the world.”

Meanwhile, India, still fresh from the Test series clean sweep over Australia, are keen to continue their dominance when they take on a depleted New Zealand outfit.

The top-ranked Test team in the world have their eyes firmly on next month’s South Africa tour even as the men in blue gear up to face New Zealand in the first Test which begins in Ahmedabad on Thursday.