New Zealand and Zimbabwe are the only teams having to play an elimination match to find a quarter-finalist at the knock-out tournament, in which the nine test-playing nations are taking part.
Doig said although he thought New Zealand's one-day ranking was above eight or nine in the world he felt it beneficial that New Zealand could get more matches in the conditions.
``In another draw I saw it had us meeting Australia first in the main pool. This would seem to be better.''
The winner of the Zimbabwe-New Zealand match faces world one-day champion Sri Lanka.
Doig was uncertain how the draw had been done or what rankings had been used.
24 Oct: Pre quarter-final. - New Zealand v Zimbabwe.
25 Oct: Quarter-final. - England v South Africa.
26 Oct: Quarter-final. - Sri Lanka v winner of New Zealand v Zimbabwe.
28 Oct: Quarter-final. - Australia v India.
29 Oct: Quarter-final. - Pakistan v West Indies.
30 Oct: Semi-final - Winner of England v South Africa v winner of Sri Lanka v New Zealand or Zimbabwe.
31 Oct: Semi-final - Winner of Australia v India v winner of Pakistan v West Indies.
1 Nov: Final (Reserve day -- November 2).