Napier: India will have to contend with some hostile and aggressive fast bowling in the first one-dayer, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum warned on Saturday. The hosts have an impressive attack, consisting of five fast bowlers -- Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne and James Neesham. (Click here for latest on India's tour of New Zealand)
"We are leaning towards a full-pace bowling attack at this stage, but we will take a call only after seeing how everyone pulls through training. It will be quite nice to unleash a bit of pace in this opening game and try and be aggressive and hostile as we can with the ball in hand," said McCullum at the pre-match press conference.
The skipper added that he expected a "pretty big score in this game" even as he has bowlers who can make life tough for the Indian batsmen.