| West Indies
||vs|| New Zealand
ScheduleMonday, 16 June 2014 at 14:00 GMT / 15:00 UK / 19:30 IST
VenueQueens Park Ova, Port of Spain, Trinidad
The debutant off spinner of New Zealand, Mark Craig, was unplayable by the West Indian batsmen in the opening Test as the tourists went on to grab the match easily. The underrated Black Caps dismantled the Windies during four days and the latter was beaten in almost all departments of the game. The Kiwis are leading the series at 1-0 and will anticipate winning the next one with the same spirit.
The experienced duo of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Chris Gayle were the only impressive batsmen of the home side in the first game. They need positive batting from Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels whereas Jerome Taylor, Shane Shillingford and Sulieman Benn bowled with responsibility.
Kane Williamson and Jimmy Neesham blasted tons in the first Test while Tom Latham and BJ Watling scored lots of runs as well. Mark Craig was declared ‘Player of the match’ for his outstanding bowling on debut and Tim Southee along with Ish Sodhi assisted him nicely.
Monday, June 16 – Friday June 20, 2014 @ 14:00 GMT, 10:00 local at Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Mixed weather with temperatures around 25-32ᵒC
The winning captain will opt for batting
The surface will assist both batsmen and bowlers
West Indies – Denesh Ramdin (C), Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Shane Shillingford.
New Zealand – Brendon McCullum (C), Tom Latham, Peter Fulton, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham, BJ Watling, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mark Craig, Trent Boult.
The confident looking New Zealand squad can win the second Test and series