Wellington bounce will scupper Windies

2015 World Cup

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson is pleased to be playing their World Cup quarter-final against the West Indies at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, where his bowlers have had great success in the past.

Hesson feels the strange bounce will prove problematic for the Windies, who have not got much experience at the Cake Tin, while the Black Caps are well acquainted with it and will look to advance to the semis in Auckland.

Hesson said: "It's quite an unusual bounce which takes a little while to get used to and we've played enough games there that our guys have adapted to that. Sides that haven't been there in recent times will need to adjust.

"I don't want to give too much away but it's a different surface, it's a drop-in and it had a big gap underneath it, now it's got some rubble or shingle underneath so it bounces a bit differently than it has in the past. We've had some recent experience of that."

Tim Southee took seven wickets against England at this ground last month, and has 21 wickets in six games, and Hesson feels the psychological advantage for the paceman will be massive.

He said of Southee: "When you go out on a ground where you've performed well you do feel good about it. He had great rhythm that day and the ball swung beautifully for him.

"Let's hope it's a nice still day and he can swing it around corners again."

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