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India vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Preview, Live Telecast, Live Streaming, Playing 11 info

India vs New Zealand 2nd Test: TV Info

Mumbai, December 2: The first Test between India and New Zealand might have ended in an enthralling draw but now the time is over to ponder over what might have been as the second Test is not that far away.

The second Test between India and New Zealand will begin on Friday (December 3) at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Who will Kohli replace in 11?

The game will see the return of India skipper Virat Kohli, however, his comeback has left some selection dilemma for the hosts.

With Shreyas Iyer becoming the first Indian debutant to score a century and half-century in his debut Test, he cannot be dropped and with the poor form of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, the choice has been made all the more difficult on who should go out of the XI to make way for Kohli.

Rahane and Pujara failed to impress with the bat in the first Test, and the road ahead looks difficult for the once-reliable Test batters.

However, the management is expected to stick with these two for at least the Mumbai Test.

Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha suffered a stiff neck in the first Test, so he might make way for KS Bharat who can also bat as an opener.

So, in all probability, Kohli will come in place of Mayank Agarwal into the line-up.

Coming to the bowling scheme of things, Ishant Sharma looked completely out of sorts in the first Test, so Mohammed Siraj can be brought in to add further firepower to the bowling attack which already comprises Umesh Yadav, R Ashwin, Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja.

Talking about New Zealand, openers Will Young and Tom Latham were impressive with the bat, but the visitors will look to get more out of the middle-order, especially skipper Kane Williamson.

Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee produced one of the best bowling performances by visiting pacers on an Asian pitch, but the inability to dismiss the lower-order will play on the mind of the visitors.

The World Test Championship (WTC) winners will look to correct their mistakes and go one step ahead to register a memorable Test series win over India.

Here is then an essential guide to the second Test that contains Playing 11, Live telecast, Live streaming details etc.

Possible Playing 11

India: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal/KS Bharat (wk), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma/Mohammad Siraj.

New Zealand: Will Young, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls/Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Will Somerville.

Match info

Match day: December 3, Friday

Match time: 9.30 AM IST

Live telecast: Star Sports Networks

Live streaming: Disney + HotStar.

Full squad

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha, KS Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (Captain), Tom Blundell, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, Will Young.

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Story first published: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 10:44 [IST]
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