New Zealand vs India 2020: 2nd Test, Christchurch – Match Prediction; Well, there comes the final game of India’s tour of New Zealand, which has got all the required factors to put fans on edge of their seats. India and New Zealand team will fight neck to neck for obvious reasons.
The New Zealand team have no concerns whatsoever, as every player in the team is delivering goods for the team. The batting department looks solid while the bowling section has been brilliant as always.
The team would hope for the repeat of performance by bowlers, to seal the series.
New Zealand eyes another 60 points:
On the other hand, after being completely outplayed in Wellington by the Kiwis, India would be keen on a comeback – to level the series and finish the tour on a high.
India’s position in the World Test Championship (WTC) hasn’t been affected a lot by the loss in Wellington as they were on a seven Test matches winning streaks.
Indian National Cricket Team is being troubled with the opening partnership and the form of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara alongside Bumrah is a worrying sign.
Apart from Mayank Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane, all the other batsmen are finding it tough to cope up with the bowling of New Zealand on a green wicket.
From New Zealand’s point of view, what’s more, important than just winning this series is for them is to get another 60 points and strengthen their position in the WTC points table.
The hosts would win the series even if they draw the second Test match, but that won’t be the desired result for them as a draw will give them only 20 points.
New Zealand vs India 2020: 2nd Test – Match Prediction
Virat Kohli’s top-ranked team, with 360 points in its kitty, is certainly a strong side on paper but the Black Caps under Kane Williamson are experts at wearing down the opposition with their patience on pitches which turn flat as the game progresses.
The unsettled balance of Indian team and the poor form of India’s big players like Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will see New Zealand enter the game as favourites to win.
Besides those factors, New Zealand has a tremendous record at Christchurch over the years, which would certainly boost them.
The addition of Neil Wagner is an extra asset to the bowling strength.
And also, Kiwis batsmen are much better accustomed to the conditions and the bowlers have the upper hand against the Indian batsmen.