Bowling on days one and two is generally preferred at the Basin Reserve, and after that it flattens out for batsmen who can maintain concentration.
Australia coach Darren Lehmann is looking forward to the Test series against New Zealand, starting in Wellington on Friday, and has stressed that the players get the basics right at the Basin Reserve.
Veteran Australia all-rounder Shane Watson says World Twenty20 hosts India will be the toughest opposition to beat next month, given their experience in the format in home conditions.
Former Australia international Andrew Symonds is considering making a comeback of some sort to competitive cricket as he is enjoying his stint playing in the Masters Champions League, a tournament for players that have retired from international cricket.
English county side Middlesex have resigned Australia batsman Adam Voges for the 2016 domestic season, around his national commitments for the Aussies.