New Zealand vs England: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 2nd Test

New Zealand Cricket Team

Match Preview

New Zealand will host England for the second and final Test at Wellington on 24th February.

England are currently leading the series 1-0 and will look to clean sweep New Zealand at their home.

In the first Test, England won by 267 runs and put up a dominant performance against hosts.

Now, in order to draw the series, New Zealand will have to play really well against the English.

Both teams have great players and who can dismantle any opposition.

However, in the first Test, New Zealand put up a rather poor show and would certainly want to improve themselves for the second one.

England have been very lucky under the able pair of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum.

Therefore, they are certain of winning this match and taking home the series 2-0.

Thus, we have an exciting game between these two sides in two days’ time.

Match Details

Match: New Zealand vs England, 2nd Test

Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington

Date: 24-28 February 2023

Time: 3:30 AM IST

Pitch Report

Wellington has been known to provide very windy and swinging conditions. Moreover, the average scores for the first two innings at this venue have been only 300. Furthermore, batting will be pretty hard during the latter stages of the game, thus the side winning the toss will look to bat first.

Full Squads for New Zealand vs England, 2nd Test

New Zealand

Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tom Blundell (wk), Tom Latham (wk), Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee (c)


Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Joe Root, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes (c), Dan Lawrence, Will Jacks, Ben Foakes (wk), Ollie Pope (wk), Jack Leach, James Anderson, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Olly Stone, Stuart Broad

Probable Playing XI for New Zealand vs England, 2nd Test

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, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

Probable Winner

From the team combinations, we can say that England are sure to win this game.

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