"Obviously there's the dew factor, the conditions are all very different depending on the grounds you go to".
Mike Hesson, the New Zealand coach, said his players needed to hit the ground running in India if they wanted to challenge the world's top-ranked One-Day International team on their home turf.
New Zealand will start their tour with two warm-up games against Board President's XI in Mumbai on October 17 and 19 before the three ODIs and three T20Is. The Men in Blue are in the middle of a dream run in the limited-overs format, which includes a series win the Caribbean, Sri Lanka and recently the ODI series against Australia.
"We have got three others on the New Zealand "A" tour there so we will have a look at them and make a decision over the next few days".
"You know going over there that you have to perform, otherwise you get taught a pretty harsh lesson".
The Kiwis have already announced a nine-man squad for the India tour, constituting the likes of Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Trent Boult and the rest of the squad will be selected from the New Zealand A side which is now playing India A in Vishakhapatnam. "It's important for us to adapt really quickly", he said on Thursday (October 12). "The beauty of an "A" tour means we've already got people in India, adapting to conditions, so when they come in they should be as familiar as they're going to be", he pointed out. "We're going to rely a lot of the experience of our senior players".
Latham said he has previously played lower down the order before and is looking forward to the challenge of moving back after spending time as an opener.
He will pick a further six players from the New Zealand A side now touring India. "Colin Munro and George Worker are two guys who certainly have some good qualities to create a good strike rate at the top of the order".