Tim Southee warns India about short-pitched bowling in third ODI

After losing the first two ODIs, India will be looking to register a win in the third one-dayer at Auckland but they will have to prepare themselves for a flurry of short deliveries, if pace bowler Tim Southee's words are anything to go by.

updated: January 24, 2014 15:34 IST
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Auckland: New Zealand's bowling spearhead Tim Southee today warned India of short bowling in the third one-dayer, given that the boundaries here at the Eden Park are short and the pitch expected to be quick.

"The pitch does offer a bit of pace and bounce, but generally it is a pretty good batting surface. With the small boundaries, it is a bit daunting for the bowlers but in the last couple of games it has managed to swing around a little bit. It does generally swing in here. So, hopefully we can make the most of that," said Southee at the pre-match press conference.

"If there is a little bit of pace in the wicket, short bowling will be an option. The square boundaries are a bit bigger and it will come into play as strategy. We have plans in place for each of their batsmen. The plans had worked well in the first game," he added.

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