Black Caps swing bowler Neil Wagner has already found he's going to be hamstrung by the foreign conditions in Antigua.
Wagner picked up three wickets in the draw against the West Indies President's eleven.
However he says his usual strengths have almost been nullified.
Wagner says it's very tough to get the ball to swing or reverse swing, so he's going to have to concentrate on cutting the ball.
In his first match abroad for the Black Caps, swing bowler Wagner saved the Black Caps from potential humiliation.
He says having South African born wicketkeeper Kruger van Wyk at the other end was an enormous help.
"The ball was turning and quite an inconsistent bounce, it was quite tough, and hard work. But having Kruger on the other side also helped me quite a lot, he knows me pretty well and knows my game so he talked me through it the whole time and kept motivating each other and kept talking through it."
van Wyk has finished unbeaten on 38, the first test starts on Thursday.
Photo: Neil Wagner (Photosport)