New Zealand cricketers attend a team meeting during a training session on the eve of the second Test match between India and New Zealand, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on September 29, 2016  / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR / ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT
New Zealand cricketers attend a team meeting during a training session on the eve of the second Test match between India and New Zealand, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on September 29, 2016 / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR / ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT

Kolkata: Troubled by the subcontinent conditions, the spin-wary New Zealanders today took tips from former India captain Sourav Ganguly who gladly offered hisknow-how, demonstrating a few drives near the centre wicket on the eve of the second Test.

The Cricket Association of Bengal chief was seen having a friendly chat with New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan and another support staff who were paying a lot of attention to the former lefthander.

Ganguly quickly got into his lefthanded stance and gave suggestions to play strokes through the V, and how the ballmoves in these conditions.

The Eden strip has been in the news after it was reportedthat it would lack spin as the grass was further trimmed this morning.

“The ball is likely to move in the first two days and there should be turn from day three. We have got Bermuda grass that makes the wicket harder as the ball travels faster. The best part is it grows quicker and takes away the moisture,” Ganguly, who was seen checking the firmness of the pitch with a key, said.

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