Warner Wary Of Dangerous Black Cap Bowlers

Publish Date
Thursday, 11 February 2016, 8:55AM
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Australian opener David Warner's preaching patience in New Zealand conditions ahead of the first cricket test against the Black Caps starting tomorrow.

The Australians haven't had any red ball preparations for the match, apart from a small group playing a domestic match in Lincoln.

Warner says you only have to go back to last year's Ashes series to see what happens when swing bowlers can steal a march.

"Don't want to get too far ahead of yourselves, look at Trent Bridge where it was swinging around, so we just have to adapt to whatever we face on game day."

Warner said the likes of Southee and Boult are able to make the ball sing.

"They're showing what they're capable of in these conditions, but at the end of the day they've got to get their length right."

However, the opener said the greenness of the deck doesn't guarantee success with the ball.

"Most of the batters want to be bowlers looking at that wicket but the one thing that bowlers can't do is get carried away with seam movement."

"The wickets are generally a fraction slower over here, and you expect a bit of grass and it might carry a bit, which is great."

Both sides train at the Basin Reserve today.

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