Kochi : The playing conditions in New Zealand will be tough for the Indian cricket team, newly-appointed manager T.C. Mathew said here Tuesday.
A month-long tour to New Zealand begins with the first of five ODIs Jan 19 and ends with the second Test Feb 18.
Mathew is currently the president of the Kerala Cricket Association and also the chairman of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. He is also member of the governing council of the Indian Premier League.