Southee confident Black Caps will adapt

2015 World Cup

New Zealand bowler Tim Southee believes their pace attack can cope if there is no swing on offer at the MCG in the World Cup final against Australia on Sunday.

Many pundits and ex-players feel the Black Caps will struggle as this will be their first match in the global competition that will be played outside of New Zealand.

On their home grounds, the Kiwi pace bowlers found the pitch and overhead conditions were favourable and assisted them with swing and seam movement, especially new-ball pair Southee and Trent Boult.

Southee though, says all the grounds back at home are different and they have had to adapt from one stadium to the next, and it will be no different on Sunday.

Speaking at the MCG, Southee said: "A bit of swing would be nice, but it hasn't swung for us in every game and we've found ways to take wickets.  I think that's the beauty of our attack. We've got variety to it, and if it does swing we do become a bit more dangerous.

"But we have found ways to take wickets when it's not swinging. One of our strengths is we've adapted to the conditions. We're familiar with the conditions in New Zealand but they have been different in the various grounds we've played at.

"We've managed to adapt as the game goes on and what the wicket has thrown at us. It doesn't change here. If we see something we'll try to adapt as the game goes on."

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