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Stead expressed sympathy for Patel, who has failed to take a wicket in three Tests on home soil, despite his heroics in India.
India vs New Zealand: You may see three spinners playing, says Kiwi coach Gary Stead ahead of Kanpur Test
Gary Stead also feels that New Zealand's two-Test series against India won't feature the kind of tracks that England got in Ahmedabad during their series against Virat Kohli's men.
India vs New Zealand: Men in Blue set to begin new chapter as Kiwis hope to move on from T20 World Cup heartbreak
New Zealand commence their tour of India with a three-T20I series starting Wednesday, just three days after their eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Australia in the T20 World Cup final.
India vs New Zealand 2021: Coach Gary Stead terms tour as 'tough and challenging' after T20 World Cup defeat
New Zealand on Sunday lost to Australia by eight wickets in the showpiece but Kane Williamson's men will hardly have any time to regroup as it faces India in the opening T20I at Jaipur on Wednesday.
Conway had made a valuable 46 in New Zealand's successful chase of 167 on Wednesday.
Winning Test matches in India one of world cricket's greatest challenges, says New Zealand coach Gary Stead
New Zealand are set to tour India from 17 November, right after the T20 World Cup. The two sides will play three T20Is followed by a two-match Test series.
India vs New Zealand: Trent Boult unavailable for Tests citing bubble fatigue as Kiwis include five spinners
Both Boult and pace-bowling all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme decided to skip the tour, having stayed extended period in multiple bio-bubbles.
Fleming has joined the New Zealand team after guiding Chennai Super Kings to their fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title on Friday.
Williamson was left out of Sunrisers Hyderabad's playing XI for their final match of the Indian Premier League, but Stead played down concerns around the chances of the injury hurting Williamson's participation in the marquee event.
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead on Sunday said the decision to cancel the tour of Pakistan was "out of our hands" and backed his players to treat their upcoming T20 World Cup opener against the Asian nation like any other match despite the angry remarks by PCB chief Ramiz Raja.
Henry was initially scheduled only to take part in later games in Pakistan but will now leave New Zealand on Monday for Bangladesh.
World Test Championship Final: Kane Williamson expected to be fit, Kiwis pick Ajaz Patel over Mitchell Santner in squad
Williamson was forced to miss the second Test against England due to an elbow injury and Tom Latham had led New Zealand to a comfortable eight-wicket win, which had sealed a series triumph for the visitors.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was on Wednesday ruled out of the second Test against England to give much-needed rest to his "irritated" left elbow ahead of the World Test Championship final against India
England vs New Zealand: Black Caps coach Gary Stead plays down talk of 'World Cup final revenge' ahead of Lord's Test
This week's match will be the Black Caps first fixture at the 'Home of Cricket' since their agonising loss Super Over loss to England in a 2019 World Cup final where the scores were tied at the end of 50 overs per side.
"I heard from Tim just a little while ago. I think the really encouraging thing is he's tested negative and my understanding is he's on a flight out of India pretty quickly as well," Stead was quoted as saying by 'stuff.co.nz'.
South Africa-born Conway was rewarded for his outstanding Twenty20 displays, including an unbeaten 99 in the recent series victory over Australia.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead has said the team could travel to India for this year's ICC World T20 with a 20-member squad because of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Zealand earned a place in the decider — to be held at Lord's from 18 June — after Australia withdrew from a Test tour to South Africa this week due to COVID-19 fears.
Santner and Mitchell are also members of the New Zealand squad which will meet the West Indies in three Twenty20 internationals starting Friday.