Adapting to daytime conditions key for NZ pacer Southee in Scotland game



New Zealand will have to adapt to the daytime playing conditions when they face Scotland in Wednesday’s Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai, fast bowler Tim Southee has said.

New Zealand, who are third in Group II on two points, lost to Pakistan in the tournament opener but bounced back with a win against India last weekend, playing both matches at night. The ‘Black Caps’ will play the rest of their group games against Scotland, Namibia and Afghanistan in the afternoon, and will qualify for the semi-finals if they win each of those matches.

“It’s not only an opposition, we don’t know too much about and don’t get to play that often, but it’s also a day game [after] the first two were night games,” Southee told reporters on Tuesday.

“There’s that to adapt to as well, but we’ve had our scouting meetings. Obviously, there’s no dew factor, which you seem to be faced within the night games here, at the moment.

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