first_imgNew Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi has said that the key to his team’s success on India tour will depend on how well and quickly they adapt to the conditions in the sub-continent.The Kiwis arrived in New Delhi early Monday for a three-Test and five ODI series.”Boys had some sleep on the long flight from Auckland. Good thing is that the time difference is not that big, not a problem really. It is better than South Africa and am sure it is  easier to settle down here,” Sodhi said after his arrival.Having just played a Test series in South Africa, it will be opposite playing conditions for the Black Caps in India. (Also read: Stuart Binny, Shardul Thakur dropped from India’s Test squad vs New Zealand)”Two extremes really. We came from the pace of South Africa to the spinner friendly conditions of India. This is the challenge a professional cricketer loves, can’t get better,” said Sodhi.  The squad, led by Kane Williamson, is up against history with their team having never won a Test series in India.”Every time you play against a team like India, it is a big opportunity to do well. A lot of people are watching. It’s going to be a big tour – three Tests and 5 ODIs. I am here to play Tests only and eagerly looking forward to it. Cricket is a religion in India, definitely prominent when you walk out of the airport gate. I guess it is in my blood too,” who was born in Ludhiana before his parents moved to New Zealand. (Also read: New Zealand wary of Ravichandran Ashwin threat, says coach Mike Hesson)advertisementThe Kiwis play a three-day game against Mumbai in Delhi before the first Test starts in Kanpur on September 22.”Weather here is a lot different than what we are used to. It is 6 am right now and still pretty humid. Starting to feel it already. But, the good thing is that a lot of boys have played here. Will be interesting to see how it goes on,” said Sodhi.last_img read more