Craig looking forward to some extra bounce

New Zealand

New Zealand spinner Mark Craig is relishing the prospect of bowling on Australia's bouncier pitches in the upcoming three-match Test series, starting in Brisbane on Thursday.

The Aussies' legendary legspinner Shane Warne took 68 Test wickets at the Gabba and always said it helps the slow bowlers as much the faster men.

Australia's current slow bowler, Nathan Lyon, who is also like Craig a finger spinner, also enjoys the venue in Queensland.

Ahead of his first Test in Australia, Craig said: "One good thing you get in Australia, being a spinner, is you get bounce no matter what wicket.

"It might not turn as much but as long as you've got some bounce – Nathan Lyon has shown he's a world-class spinner and does very well here in his home conditions.

"The past has shown it's a bouncier wicket with plenty of carry in it. I don't think this will be any different.

"The bounce, a couple of lefties, so hopefully there's some footmarks to get into later on as the Test wears on, but the main thing is a bit of bounce."