After losing the last Test against Bangladesh, New Zealand would look to bounce back strongly in the second and final Test at Hagley Oval Ground, starting from 9th January 2022. New Zealand would be disappointed with their batting performance, especially in the second innings.
Tom Latham got out cheaply in both innings and would look to make amends in the second Test. Devon Conway scored a century in the first innings but couldn’t replicate a similar knock in the second innings. He will be the biggest bet for New Zealand in the batting department alongside Will Young, who smashed two half-centuries in the last Test.
Ross Taylor, who will be playing his last Test match, would look to end it on a high. Henry Nicholls played a valuable 75-run knock in the first innings. He should retain his place in the eleven and the team would expect him to deliver a similar innings in the next Test match.
New Zealand’s strength lies in its bowling department. In the first Test, they looked like a shadow of their former self. The bowlers were guilty of not bowling at the right areas on a consistent basis. As a result of that, they conceded a mammoth 458-run total in the second innings.
Tim Southee picked only two wickets for 114 runs, while Jamieson picked 1 for 78. Boult and Wagner picked 4 and 3 wickets respectively but looked far from their best. The fans would expect a better performance from the bowling unit in the next game.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, would be brimming with confidence. A combined effort from the bat and ball helped them register their first-ever Test win against New Zealand. Their next target would be to win the next Test and thereby win the series. Given how they performed in the first Test, it would be foolish to think that they can’t replicate a similar performance in the next Test match.
Four batsmen, namely Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shanto, Mominul Haque and Litos Das scored 50-plus scores, while Mehidy Hasan scored 47. All looked in great touch and this should keep the team in good stead. Mushfiqur Rahim got out on 12 off 53 in the last Test match. He would look to make a valuable contribution in the all important next Test match. Sadly, Hasan Joy has picked up an injury and he is likely to replaced with M Naim in the next game.
Bangladesh would be equally satisfied with their bowling performance. All the fast bowlers bowled well in the Test match. Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam picked three wickets each. Ebadot Hossain produced a dream spell in the third innings of the Test match as he picked six wickets for just 46 runs in 21 overs. His heroic spell led to New Zealand getting bundled out for just 169 runs. He will be the man to watch out for in the second Test.
NZ vs BAN Prediction- Who Will Win The Match Between New Zealand vs Bangladesh, New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2022, 2nd Test
Teams Head to Head Records: Tests
|Stats||Matches||NZ Win||BAN Won||Draw|
|In the last 5 matches||5||4||1|
Recent venue records (Records at Hagley Oval Ground)
STATS – TEST
|Matches won batting first||2|
|Matches won bowling first||5|
|Average 1st Inns scores||282|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||309|
|Average 3rd Inns scores||291|
|Average 4th Inns scores||164|
|Highest total recorded||659/6 (158.5 Ov) by NZ vs PAK|
|Lowest total recorded||104/10 (41 Ov) by SL vs NZ|
Toss Prediction for the 2nd Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh
The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.
Who will score the most runs for New Zealand in the match: Tom Latham or Devon Conway
Who will pick the most wickets for New Zealand in the match: Trent Boult or Tim Southee
|Najmal Hossain Shanto||1||81||40.50|
|Liton Das (wk)||1||86||86|
Who will score the most runs for Bangladesh in the match: Mushfiqur Rahim or Mominul Haque
Who will the pick most wickets for Bangladesh in the match: Taskin Ahmed or Ebadot Hossain