New Zealand head into this Test match with injury concerns to a couple of their players. Regular skipper Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the second Test match and so also Mitchell Santner. Tom Latham will lead the Kiwis in the game while Will Young will replace him in the Predicted Playing XI line-up.
Kiwis are unbeaten in their last seven test matches. They won six on the trot and the seventh was the first Test against England which ended in a draw. The Blackcaps could also rest a few of their key players ahead of the WTC final. Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson could make way for Doug Bracewell and Matt Henry. Spinner Ajaz Patel should make his return to the side.
New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI
Latham will lead the side as per reports after Kane Williamson was ruled out. He is closing in on 4000 Test runs which he targets to surpass at Edgbaston. Latham got starts in the first Test but could not convert into big scores.