The captain of the Australian Cricket Team Steven Smith has said that their players will be playing all forms of Cricket and will be in practice even they all of them would not get a chance to play practice matches ahead of the all important 2-match test series.
The series would be short and if Australia lose the first test, they would not be able to win the series. On the other hand New Zealand have a terrific record in Test matches at home and have not lost a test match at home for almost 4 years now, since 2012.
Smith said that they will be ready to face the challenge as some of the them will see the conditions in the One-Day International (ODI) series against hosts whereas some of the them will play the Sheffield Trophy match in New Zealand, which is special arrangement.
Some of the players will play the domestic cricket match back at home and would not get a chance to get adjusted to the tough New Zealand conditions, before the first test begins. Those players include in-form Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns, James Pattinson and Pete Siddle.
Smith said that the ball swings in New Zealand more and their bowlers would also do their best to take advantage of the conditions. He said that their batsmen would also do their best to face the in-form New Zealand seamers in those conditions.