Coach Mike Hesson has insisted New Zealand's bowlers will continue to deploy aggressive tactics, laden with short deliveries, during this month's Test series against India.

The approach worked well during the hosts' four-nil ODI series win against the same opposition in January. Opener Shikhar Dhawan's shortfalls typified India's inadequacies against short-pitched bowling.

"If conditions allow, absolutely. "It is the ability to push guys back and then bowl their natural length to set the batsman up, the ability to do that and obviously presenting the seam so that we can find the outside edge," said Hesson.

"That is the sort of formula that we have had for a while. I think we showed that at the Basin Reserve the last time we played, and the way we forced West Indies back and took them out, that is something we will look to continue."

The Indians are currently playing a two-day tour fixture against a New Zealand XI at the Cobham Oval in Whangarei. The first Test will get underway at Eden Park in Auckland on Thursday. The Basin Reserve in Wellington will host the second and final Test.

"I don't think Eden Park ever looks green to be fair. The drop-ins don't look green, sometimes they do more than I think. I talk with New Zealand Cricket. I don't ring groundsmen and give orders," added Hesson.

"That is not the way we operate. NZC are very clear about the type of surface we would like but with that comes risk as well as we know how good the Indian seamers are."