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India vs New Zealand Second Test Match Preview

Team India will take on New Zealand in the second test at Wankhede Stadium. The match will begin on Friday, the 3rd of December. Both the teams are looking in good form. New Zealand's skipper, Williamson, took the charge of the team in the previous match and failed to score big in both the innings, whereas Latham was their star player and scored big in both the innings. On the other hand, Kohli will be back in the team in this match, and fans will expect to see some big score in Mumbai.


The previous test was a draw but we saw some pretty good performance from the young boys in the team. In the first innings, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer added up 157 runs on the scoreboard, where Iyer scored a century. Jadeja too hit a half-century. Axar patel impressed the spectators with his bowling as he took 5 big wicktes. Ashwin struck 3 wickets and Umesh and Jadeja struck one wicket each. In the second innings, Iyer and Saha hit 60+ runs while other players failed to perform good. 

New Zealand

Latham was the top performer from the New Zealand's side and fell five runs short from his century. The first wicket partnership had a great impact on the Indian bowlers as both Latham and Young made a good stand on the pitch. The middle order couldn't survive India's spin attack and collapsed early in the game. Hopes will be high from Williamson in this match as his rival Kohli is back in the game. 

Weather Report

The minimum and maximum temperatures at Mumbai will be 23 and 28 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be around 75 percent with a bit of cloudy day.

Pitch Report

The last test played at Wankhede was 5 years ago. Wankhede's pitch is a batting friendly one. Some assistance will be provided to the spinners too. The teams winning the toss would like to bat first.

Probable Playing XI For India 

Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

Probable Playing XI For New Zealand

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

Key Players


Virat Kohli

Axar Patel

New Zealand:

Tom Latham 

Kane Williamson

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