India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match Prediction

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India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match Prediction After a magnificent Test game in Kanpur, the energy shifts to Mumbai as India and New Zealand eye a row wins. Team India’s possibilities have been boosted by the appearance of Virat Kohli, who will be enthusiastic to guide his side to a set win. However, the hosts will be cautious of what the Kiwis are competent of reaching

Virat Kohli, who took a rest from the premature game, comes back, which means at the tiniest one player from the Kanpur Test XI requires to make a way out of the main playing XI. With surprising rain in the build-up to the competition, the returning Indian skipper has explained the call of who faces the ax superimposed his return would be made celebrating in the conditions.

Match Details

IND vs NZ, 2nd Test

Date and Time: 3rd December 2021, 9:30 AM IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Pitch Report

An aggressive track sign at the Wankhede Stadium, with the pacers supposed to get some help early on. The batters will require to bide their course in the middle before unfolding their offensive side. Spin will come within a play as the match proceeds, with some extra bounce anticipated off the surface.

Read more Two Indian cricketers could make way for Kohli in the playing XI against the Kiwis, according to Wasim Jaffer.

Weather Report

There may be little rain during the build-up and advanced stages on Friday. But thereafter require dry situations with the temperature reaching 31 degrees on most days. 

India vs New Zealand Playing 11

India Predicted Playing 11

Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, William Somerville, Ajaz Patel

Key Players

Kane Williamson

Another Kiwi who didn’t have the top most game in Kanpur was Kane Williamson. The skipper couldn’t obtain a big score when his team was in difficulty. Although his current Test form isn’t too great, Williamson has the knowledge and skill-set to shine in the sub-continent. He should be a good supplement for his team.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin has been in excellent form across all forms, with his off-spin being India’s go-to alternative on the subcontinent. Ashwin has been honest with the bat as well. Wankhede should offer more help to the seamers, something that should play Ashwin’s palm.

Team News

  • There is lots of thinking around the make-up of the India team for this Test Match with the arrival of captain Virat Kohli implying that someone must make space. Debutant Shreyas Iyer made 105 and 65 in Kanpur and must definitely hold his place in the side. Mohammad Siraj is also likely to get a re-call at the cost of Ishant Sharma.
  • After giving so much character in the First Test, it would be a big blow if New Zealand were to make any adjustments ahead of this match. All their bowlers did very well on a tough pitch in Kanpur and, they will have had the chance to renew and relax leading of this Mumbai Test.

India vs New Zealand Match Tips

The First Test was an excellent competition with neither team securing over 350 in their opening innings and New Zealand enduring on in the last overs. We expect another close game in Mumbai, but with some higher first innings results and India stretching out on top in the end.

Today’s match prediction: India to win the match.