The NZ vs SA second Test match will be played from February 13-17. The Kiwis won the first test by 281 runs are are looking to make it 2-0. They are currently topping the WTC points table after the first Test win.
New Zealand will be led by Tim Southee. The New Zealand Cricket Board has named a full-strength squad for the two-match series. Former Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson slammed two tons in the two innings and upcoming batter Rachin Ravindra scored his maiden Test double ton. Daryl Mitchell is ruled out of the second Test and the following Australia T20I series with a foot injury.
The inexperienced South African side will be led by Neil Brand who made his Test debut in the first Test. As many as seven players made their Test debut in the first Test including their skipper. The side is placed seventh in the WTC points table with a PCT point of 33.33.
The first-choice South African players were busy playing in the SA20 while the first Test match was on in Mount Maunganui. It is being said that SA20 is crucial to Cricket South Africa earning crucial revenues.
This decision by the board has drawn severe criticism from cricket experts all around the world. However, the CSA has repeatedly spoken about the importance of SA20 in bringing cricketing revenue to the country.
The back-to-back successful editions of the SA20 have helped it earn a major place in the cricketing calendar. It is now starting to compete with leagues like the CPL, BBL, and IPL. The IPL is by far the best T20 league in the world and the involvement of IPL franchises in the SA20 shows the power that these franchises carry with themselves.
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Meanwhile,e New Zealand and South Africa have played 48 Test matches so far. South Africa have won 26 matches while the Kiwis have only won six. The first Test win was the sixth win for the visitors overall.
16 Test matches ended in a draw. The Kiwis are leading the points table with a PCT of 66.66. Australia (55.0) is placed second followed by India (52.77), Bangladesh (50.0), and Pakistan (36.66) as the top five teams.
The New Zealand squad has been announced for the NZ vs SA second Test. Daryl Mitchell is ruled out of the second Test followed by the Australia T20I series due to a foot injury.
Tim Southee will lead the side with Rachin Ravindra and Kane Williamson available for selection. Southee, Matt Hendy, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner, and Neil Wagner make up the bowlers.
Recent Venue Records (Seddon Park, Hamilton)
STATS – TEST
Total matches 27
Matches won batting first 9
Matches won bowling first 10
Average 1st Inns scores 312
Average 2nd Inns scores 328
Average 3rd Inns scores 234
Average 4th Inns scores 168
Highest total recorded 715/6 (163 Ov) by NZ vs BAN
Lowest total recorded 93/10 (43.3 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
Who Will Score Most Runs For New Zealand: Kane Williamson /Rachin Ravindra
Who Will Take Most Wickets For New Zealand: Tim Southee / Neil Wagner.
Who Will Score Most Runs For South Africa: Keegan Petersen / David Bedingham
Who Will Take Most Wickets For South Africa: Duaane Olivier / Dane Piedt
NZ vs SA Today Match Prediction- 2nd Test, Who Will Win Today’s Test Match? 2024
New Zealand won the first test by 281 and with their far superior and experienced squad are favourites to win the second Test as well.
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