Date: December 3-7, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM IST start for all match days
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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Preview: India are set to take on New Zealand in the second and final Test of the series between the sides, starting December 03, 2021 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The Kiwis showed some phenomenal display of cricket on the final day of the Kanpur Test and will aim to continue their momentum as they walk into the second game. For the Indian side, regular skipper Virat Kohli is set to return, acting as a major boost. Given that the first Test ended in a draw, both the teams will give it all to win the upcoming match and seal the series.
Analysis: The Blackcaps played quality cricket in the Kanpur Test and will hope to sustain the momentum in order to outplay the hosts. Tom Latham and Kane Williamson are the top batting picks from the side with the former being a bankable captain choice. Will Young’s innings in the first Test makes him a smart pick for anyone’s fantasy team. From the bowling end, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson are the best picks and can guarantee to fetch some fantasy points.
With regular skipper Virat Kohli returning to the team, it’ll interesting to see who will make way for him in the upcoming game. Shreyas Iyer had a remarkable Test debut, scoring a ton, followed by a half century in the second innings, making him a must-have in one’s fantasy team. Besides, all-rounders Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can contribute in both batting and bowling, resulting in more fantasy points, considering their current form.
Probable Playing XIs
India- Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane/Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha/ KS Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
New Zealand– Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville
Wicketkeeper: Tom Blundell
Batters: Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Tom Latham
All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Rachin Ravindra
Bowlers: Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Umesh Yadav
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