The India vs New Zealand Second Test Match will begin from 30th September 2016 to 4th October 2016. The First Test match has won by the blue team, India by 197 runs. The Player of the match has received by Ravindra Jadeja. Whereas, he took 6 wickets and scored 92 runs in the both innings. Ravichandran Ashwin took 10 wickets totally and he scored 40 runs in the first innings. He didn’t get the chance to play the second innings. By his 10 wickets, he got the World’s second place who reached the 200 Test wickets in short period of matches. The India’s second innings batting line-up is different from the first innings.
Luke Ronchi, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham are played their batting as well and made a decent score. Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner are performed well in the first innings but, didn’t well in the second. The New Zealand team just took 5 wickets in the second innings by giving 377 runs.
India vs New Zealand Second Test Playing XI, Team News
Let’s check the latest team news for the second match along with the team playing XI. Player injuries, Alternative new players, venue pitch conditions are covered in this article.
New Zealand Team News
Mike Hesson, the head coach of New Zealand confirmed about the James Neesham’s rib injury, and he will not play this second match. Early, the team announced that he would play from second test match but not in first. Neesham is failed to recover from the injury on time. So, the New Zeland team will play without this All-rounder. Also, Mark Craig is not there in this series.
India Team News
In India team, the opener of the first test, KL Rahul will not play in this second test at Eden Garden Tomorrow, September 30. He injured in his first match, the team India need to choose the opener from these two name as Shikhar Dhawan and Gautam Gambhir. Ravichandran Ashwin is also suffering from his finger injury. So, the India team need additional bowling power for this match.
Eden Garden Venue: India vs New Zealand Second Test
The ground is not fully suitable for the spinners as like the Kanpur. So, both of the team is now on the discussion about the batting line-up and also on bowling strength. Whereas, India had 6 batsmen in the first test. Here for the second match, they need to improve the batting or need to the improve the bowling strength. The Kolkata Eden Garden is a moisture pitch. Rohit is one of the powerful players in this ground. He had more fine records in this ground.
India vs New Zealand Second Test Team Playing XI Prediction
India Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.
New Zealand Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (Captian), Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, BJ Watling, Ish Sodhi, Jeetan Patel, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner.
Team Squads: New Zealand Tour of INDIA 2016
India: Virat Kohli(Captain), Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Gautam Gambhir
New Zealand: Kane Williamson(Captain), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling