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Nice to feel the change in climate at Kanpur, says Tim Southee

Series tied at 1-1 with decider at Kanpur on Sunday

Tim Southee
Tim Southee  (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee, in a recent interview, stated that it feels pleasant to undergo a change in climatic condition after flying up to Kanpur from the humid conditions of Mumbai and Pune.

The Kiwis visibly felt the heat during the first ODI at Mumbai as the players lost a large amount of fluid while taking the field first in the Day-Night game. Despite all odds, Virat Kohli stitched a sensational ton as he kept pushing his limits during the innings while suffering dehydration himself.

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“Training today was nice; it wasn’t too hot. We know that coming to India, the heat is always a challenge. What we
experienced in Mumbai was something, some of the players never experienced before…the humidity and a number of fluids lost. Pune was relatively nice. It is different again here,” commented Tim Southee while talking about the conditions in Kanpur and Maharaashtra.

Series tied at 1-1 with decider at Kanpur on Sunday

Prior to the start of the series, six players from the current squad were included in the New Zealand ‘A’ tour as a matter of preparation for the ODI series. Many players are coming directly from an off-season. The last time the Kiwis played an International match was against Bangladesh in Champions Trophy back in June.

“We were involved in a lot of preparations coming into the series. Various guys were participating in different competitions around the world, be it in the Caribbean or in England or some of the guys on the A tour here,” added Southee.

“Some of the guys had breaks too. We came together in Mumbai where we had two good warm-up games before that first one-dayer. India bounced back nicely. Now with the series on the line, as I said, a lot of good sides have come here and haven’t been able to move India over, so it’ll be very satisfying if we could do that tomorrow,” concluded the 28-year old.

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