Traditionally, overseas teams have often struggled to play well in Asian conditions as they are not habitual of tackling extravagant spin and grassless wickets back home. The ongoing series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand has been another illustration of the above stated fact as the visitors have been troubled by the host bowling.
Black Caps pacer Tim Southee has urged his teammates to show consistency in the tough Sri Lankan conditions as the first Test at Galle was lost due to the insignificant efforts by the players especially the batsmen.
“We played some good cricket throughout the five days, but Sri Lanka were just better in the back end of the game. We showed glimpses throughout and the guys learned a lot from playing in these conditions. Hopefully we can put in the hard work and turn out a performance over the next test match,” he said.