Laura Geitz of the Diamonds tangles with Irene van Dyk of the Silver Ferns during game two of the Constellation Series. Photo: Getty Images
Australia will look to put New Zealand in a spin when the two teams meet for the third Test in the Constellation Cup series on Friday night in Adelaide.
Diamonds captain Laura Geitz said fast ball movement would be the key to overcoming the Kiwi defence with the Silver Ferns looking to hit back after a loss in Auckland.
''The go-to for us is that short, sharp ball movement,'' Geitz said. ''That works really well and gets their heads spinning a bit. When we're moving the ball quickly, it proves to be a bit of an issue for them.''
Australia's three-goal win in Auckland followed a four-goal loss in Invercargill, the Diamonds allowing the Silver Ferns too many easy entries at the top of the circle.
They cut down the supply to the Kiwi shooters in the second Test, but Geitz said the visitors would have watched video of that game and would be working on a way of overcoming the Australian tactics.
''They'll be looking to get the ball into Irene [van Dyk] under the post,'' Geitz said.
Australia are expected to take an unchanged line-up into the game with no injury concerns while defender Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit has been rushed into the New Zealand squad after an injury scare to Leana de Bruin. De Bruin sustained a knock to a calf at training on Wednesday.
Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu said while the problem was not serious it was important for the team to have cover with three Tests remaining.
Friday's game will also be goal attack Natalie Medhurst's 50th appearance for the Diamonds making her the 22nd player to reach the milestone. ''To be wearing the green and gold is a huge honour and I certainly don't take it for granted,'' she said.
The 29-year-old returned to the Diamonds camp this year after missing most of the 2012 international season following foot surgery. After Adelaide the Constellation Cup moves to Melbourne (Monday) and Canberra (next Sunday), with a series win offering the victors a key psychological advantage going into next year's Commonwealth Games.