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Southee hails green grass of home but remains cautious


  • Cricket
  • Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A green Basin Reserve wicket was welcomed by New Zealand's Tim Southee after his recent exertions against Pakistan on dry, low and slow pitches in the United Arab Emirates, but the paceman was quick to point out that looks can often be deceiving.

New Zealand open their domestic test season against Sri Lanka on Saturday and were greeted by a verdant strip at the country's most historic ground, where sides that win the toss tend to try and exploit the seamer-friendly conditions.

   

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