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New Zealand vs England 2nd Test – Match Prediction

After a crushing defeat in the first Test against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, England is all set to face the hosts in the second Test starting from 29th November at Seddon Park in Hamilton at 3.30 AM IST. New Zealand made a stunning comeback in the First Test as they walloped England by an innings and 65 runs. BJ Watling and Mitchell Santner were the stars with the bat while Wagner was crucial with the ball. The hosts take a 1-0 lead into the second Test of the two-match series, but they will miss the services of Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme, who got injured on the final day of the first Test. Matt Henry and Daryl Mitchell are set to replace both the players for the second match.

Captain Root will be under tremendous pressure as England's innings defeat in the first Test against New Zealand was Joe Root's 14th in 34 Tests. His form with the bat is also a worrying sign for the England management as the batsman managed to score just 13 runs across two innings. With the series on the line, Root will be looking to turn it around in the second Test.

Head to Head



New Zealand






Pitch Report 

The match is scheduled to be played at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. The wicket is green, but it is expected to play well. Batting might be difficult in the first hour of play but is expected to ease out in the second session.

Weather Conditions 

Morning showers are expected on Day 1 and Day 4 of the second Test. The temperature will be between 22 to 24-degree celsius.

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand

Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner


Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad.

New Zealand

Kane Williamson

BJ Watling


Ben Stokes

Rory Burns


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