The second test between New Zealand and England is expected to be played on a far livelier pitch than the first.
The Dunedin pitch was noted for being a low, slow wicket, and the Basin Reserve has had nearly 2,000 runs scored on it over three domestic one-dayers in the last fortnight.
However, groundsman Brett Sipthorpe said there will be more in it for the test bowlers.
Sipthorpe said they knock a lot more life out of one-day wickets, so you can't make any comparison between the two.
Former England test player Geoffrey Boycott slammed the University Oval pitch, claiming it couldn't produce a result in a 10-day match.
Both teams train today, ahead of the start of the test on Thursday.