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Development tours on Hesson's radar

AAP logoAAP 13/10/2016

Coach Mike Hesson believes a return to New Zealand A tours of India could be part of the solution to improving the Black Caps' Test record on the subcontinent.

Speaking after New Zealand's third heavy Test loss to India, Hesson said reinstituting the second-tier tours would widen the pool of cricketers with experience in those challenging conditions.

The Black Caps capitulated to be dismissed for 153 on the fourth day of the final Test in Indore on Tuesday, losing by 321 runs after succumbing by 197 and 178 runs in the first two Tests.

New Zealand has only won two Test in India, most recently in 1988, and Hesson said his team's shortcomings were highlighted in their most recent series.

"I think it's fair to say we were exposed in this series against a very good side in tough conditions," he said.

"We didn't adapt as well with the bat in particular."

Hesson said he had no doubt that New Zealand A tours to India would help.

"Ideally you want a number of players who have had experience in these conditions to be able to pick from.

"Exposing more players to these conditions, you find out more about them."

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