A month-long tour to New Zealand begins with the first of five ODIs Jan 19 and ends with the second Test Feb 18.
"Even though the New Zealand cricket team is struggling, the conditions are tough for more reasons than one. Our team will have to put up a good show," Mathew told reporters.
Mathew is currently the president of the Kerala Cricket Association and also the chairman of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. He is also member of the governing council of the Indian Premier League.
--IANS (Posted on 31-12-2013)