New Zealand vs. India 2nd Test, Betting odds, Tips and Preview

Zia Rana Feb 11, 2014 No Comment 62,496 views
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Team New Zealand mesmerized the overconfident Indians by winning the 1st Test but the visitors will anticipate clinching the 2nd one and squaring the series. The Black Caps woke up like sleeping tigers and mesmerised the tourists while beating them all ends up in both formats of the game. The tussle is still on and a great game of cricket will be witnessed in the second Test in Wellington.

New Zealand anticipates a clean sweep
New Zealand anticipates a clean sweep

Players to watch

Shikhar Dhawan rose to the occasion in the first Test with a fighting hundred whereas Virat Kohli will carry along the top order and Rohit Sharma will play an important role in the middle order. Ishant Sharma was the top wicket taker in the first game and the experienced Zaheer Khan has the ability to bounce back.

Brendon McCullum was the highest run getter in the opening game with a double century whereas Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson are enjoying their top form after smashing tons in the first encounter. Neil Wagner and Trent Boult will once again create problems for the Indian batsmen with their fast and furious bowling.

Time & Venue

Friday February 14 – Tuesday February 18, 2014, @ 22:00 GMT (previous day), 11:00 local, 0300 IST at Basin Reserve, Wellington


Mostly sunny with temperature around 14- 19ᵒ C


The winning captain will opt for bowling first

The Pitch

The fast bowlers will enjoy bowling on the seaming track


India : Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt, wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishwar Pandey.

New Zealand : Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (wk), Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham

Pl note: Jesse Ryder and Dough Bracewell have been replaced by Jimmy Neesham and Tom Latham


The Black Caps have their tails up and will win the game

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