ABOUT THE MATCH
After a clinical win in the first test, New Zealand is set to take on England in the second Test match at Hamilton’s Seddon Park between November 29 and December 3.
The New Zealand’s wicket-keeper batsmen BJ Watling created a record with his double-century in the first match. Along with Mitchell Santner’s ton, he helped New Zealanders to win by an innings and 65 runs.
Ben Stokes and Joe Denly chipped in with 91 and 74, respectively, to help them reach 353 in the first innings. In the second innings, their poor batting performance led them to put on only 197.
The pitch at Hamilton is a batman’s paradise and the team which wins the toss will opt to bat first.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The pitch at Hamilton’s Seddon Park generally favors the batsmen.
The weather forecast shows some rain on Friday and Monday, which might affect the match.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF NEW ZEALAND
Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF ENGLAND
Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach
- After facing a tied Test with Sri Lanka, New Zealand came up with a stunning win in the first Test against England.
- BJ Watling’s double-century and Mitchell Santner’s century helped them to post a winning score of 615/9.
- Neil Wagner’s 5-44 restricted visitors to 197.
- Lockie Ferguson and Todd Astle were dropped out of the squad, while Matt Henry and Tom Blundell were left out.
- Trent Boult is out of the team with an injury while Henry is expected to join the team in the final Test.
- England is going to participate in its first Test series since the Ashes, which finished 2-2.
- Ben Stokes’ unbeaten century in the third Test of Ashes kept the series alive.
- Jofra Archer’s six first-innings wickets, and Stuart Broad and Jack Leach share of eight wickets between them in the second innings helped them post a 135-run win.
- Dom Sibley made his Test debut as he opened the batting with Rory Burns.
- Zak Crawley is likely to debut in this match.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
New Zealand is in a strong form and is likely to win in the second Test match against England.
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