India are always dangerous: Vettori

“I don’t think so,” said Vettori when asked if the absence of the likes of MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar had driven them to complacency. “We know all their players from the Indian Premier League and we know how dangerous they can be. We are not underestimating anyone.”

Before the New Zealanders lifted themselves in Tests, they had received a 0-4 thrashing at the hands of Bangladesh preceding the India tour. “It’s important in terms of the World Cup,” said Vettori, stressing the necessity to rise to the challenge.

“We had a disappointing series over there in Bangladesh. (But) we have some experienced players coming back into the side. With the injury to Jesse Ryder, it’s a chance for other people, let’s see how we go from here.”

The all-rounder termed the conditions here pretty slow. “We’ll have a look at the wicket in the morning and then decide because it’s an early start. I think the conditions are pretty slow here. Nice seam movement in the morning and it will probably get slower and slower as the day progresses,” he pointed out while confirming that Brendon McCullum, who is yet to fully recover from back spasms, would keep wickets if he were to play on Sunday.

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