The second Test between India and New Zealand will start from February 14, with the visitors trailing the two-Test series 0-1 after losing the first one in Auckland by 40 runs with an entire day to spare. (Agencies)
"I don't expect they (India) will be too happy when they see that," Sipthorpe was quoted as saying by a news website.
Four days of rain had hindered pitch preparations for the final test but the showers eased to finally allow some work.
Sipthorpe has had produced wickets with lively pace and bounce and the Black Caps had requested him the "same again" pitch on which they romped to an innings and 73-run victory over the West Indies in December.
Sipthorpe said it was a guarantee that the toss winning captain would bowl first on Friday.
"It had good pace and bounce in it this summer and basically we are aiming for exactly what we had for the West Indies one. That was nice and bouncy and had a little bit of nip around, which suits the seamers," he said.
"It just depends on what the weather brings us. If we have to take a little more off we will but we don't want to lose our pace and grass cover is pace. We will do everything we can to try to keep as much grass on as we possibly can," he added.
Sipthorpe further said bounce, rather than spin, would be the key to success at Basin Reserve.
"With the weather we have got leading into this one, there is almost no chance of it drying out to bring spinners right into it. I think the bounce will be the key,” he said.
The second Test between India and New Zealand will start from February 14, with the visitors trailing the two-Test series 0-1 after losing the first one in Auckland by 40 runs with an entire day to spare.