Match Details:

Date: February 24-28, 2023

Time: 3:30 AM IST

Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington

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England's 'Bazball' army will look to complete a clean sweep against New Zealand when both teams meet in 2nd and the final Test in Wellington. The visitors thrashed New Zealand by 267 runs in the opening Test at Mount Maunganui. England's pace maestros James Anderson and Stuart Broad wreaked havoc as the duo became the pair with the most wickets in Tests after picking 12 wickets in the 1st Test. They now have 1,009 wickets in the longest format of the game. 


Meanwhile, New Zealand will look to avoid a series whitewash at their home. The defending WTC champions struggled this season, managing just 2 wins in 11 matches. Although the series is not part of the WTC cycle the hosts will look to salvage a series draw. 

Pitch Report:

Like all the other pitches in New Zealand, Basin Reserve is also known for swinging conditions. The average scores for first two innings are just over 300. The side winning the toss should look to bat first.

Probable Playing XI:

New Zealand:

Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee (c), Neil Wagner, Blair Tickner


Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Ollie Robinson/Olly Stone, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

Match Prediction:

New Zealand vs England 2nd Test - Who will win?

The English Test side is  thriving under the leadership of Ben Stokes. Head coach Brendon McCullum's 'all-out attack' strategy has reaped rewards for the Three Lions as the side is dominating at home and away. As Test captain, Stokes has led the English side to 10 wins in 11 matches. With a big win under their belt, England will be favourites to win the 2nd Test.

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