After dismantling New Zealand in the first match quite easily, Team India will now move to Mount Maunganui for their 2nd test match of New Zealand test series. This time around India again will be looking forward to winning as captain Virat Kohli has announced his absence in the last two ODI matches. India’s playing XI will be retained with the spinning duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. The comeback performance by Shikhar Dhawan and Mohammed Shami’s quick actions on wickets.
The change in the pitch has definitely put a smile on Team India as it demands spinners of short innings. This definitely makes a way for Ambati Rayadu.
New Zealand is disgusted after their defeat as none of the playing XI made an impact on the scoreboard except Kane Williamson. This time around as well it will be tough for New Zealand to match the skills and tactics of Team India at Mount Maunganui. There is a chance of Colin de Grandhomme to make an appearance in this match.
New Zealand: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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With a line-up of Dhoni, Shikhar, Virat, and Rohit that prefer long shots, it would be tough for New Zealand to survive this as well.