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Cricket Match Information:
The New Zealand vs India second test match will begin at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Saturday. It is going to be part of the ICC World Test Championship, which India are currently leading by a huge margin. While India are at the first spot after winning seven out of eight cricket games played under championship, New Zealand are placed on the fifth spot with two wins out five games. Our prediction is of a closer game than the first test match.
- Tournament: ICC World Test Championship
- Cricket Match format: Test Cricket
- Cricket match time: 04:00 am IST
- Cricket match date: 29.02.2020
- Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
- Weather: Temperature: 18 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: New Zealand
- Team B: India
- Team A Captain: Kane Williamson
- Team B Captain: Virat Kohli
New Zealand are going to be led by Kane Williamson in the second and final test match of the two-match cricket series. They would be very confident coming into the second test match courtesy of a big win in the first test.
New Zealand would be thrilled with the comeback of Neil Wagner in this game. He did not play the first test as his wife was expecting a baby. It would be a tough decision for the team on whether to play or leave Kyle Jamieson in this game. Jamieson played the first match and made a big impact.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Neil Wagner in place of Kyle Jamieson in this game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of New Zealand’s playing XI:
- Kane Williamson
- BJ Watling
- Trent Boult
- Colin de Grandhomme
- Tom Blundell
- Tom Latham
- Ross Taylor
- Tim Southee
- Ajaz Patel
- Neil Wagner
- Henry Nicholls
India are going to be led by Virat Kohli in the second match as well. India faced their first defeat under him in the ICC World Test Championship.
It was a bad loss for India in the first cricket game. Neither their batting clicked nor their bowlers managed to restrict New Zealand to a low total in the game. The most disappointing aspect was how the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara and the skipper himself Virat Kohli performed.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja in the playing eleven in place of Ravindra Jadeja in this cricket game.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Virat Kohli
- Mayank Agarwal
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Cheteshwar Pujara
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Rishabh Pant
- Ishant Sharma
- Mohammed Shami
- Prithvi Shaw
- Hanuma Vihari
Expert Prediction: NZ vs IND
India’s tour of New Zealand has reached its culmination. After a bright start of a 5-0 T20 series win over the hosts, they fizzled out and lost the ODI cricket series by 3-0 and have lost the opening test match already. If they can win the final test match, they would leave the country in a better mindset.
New Zealand, on the other hand, will not let that happen on their watch. They have a side which knows their own conditions very well and plays a relentlessly aggressive brand of cricket. Their batting played Indian bowlers very well and even their lower order had lots of fun and pushed New Zealand’s lead further.
India will have to contend with a new threat in this game of cricket in the form of Neil Wagner, who was not there in the first test match. Wagner has been the man behind a lot of success for New Zealand and his addition will boost New Zealand further.
India would be looking very closely at how Prithvi Shaw performs in this test match. His dismissals have been ugly on this tour and have left everyone unimpressed. Apart from him, even the senior men like Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have not shown the composure that they are known for. Rishabh Pant, too, has to get a big score if he intends to stay in the team.
Considering the conditions and current form, our prediction is of a win for New Zealand in this game of cricket.
Astrology Prediction: NZ vs IND
The stars and luck are shining brightly on New Zealand and they seem to have turned against India. Hence, our prediction is of New Zealand’s win in this game of cricket.
Toss prediction? – Our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first and take advantage of the helpful conditions first up.
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman – Kane Williamson (NZ), Ajinkya Rahane (IND)
Top Bowler – Trent Boult (NZ), Ishant Sharma (IND)
Most Sixes – Kane Williamson (NZ), Ajinkya Rahane (IND)
Man of the Match – Kane Williamson (NZ)
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand (350+), India (150+)
Our Official Partner Odds for New Zealand vs India
New Zealand – 2.20
Draw – 5.95
India – 2.30
*odds may change anytime