Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

IND vs NZ- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between New Zealand And India? New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 2nd Test. India and New Zealand are set to lock horns in the 2nd and final Test of the ongoing series. IND vs NZ, 2nd Test begins on December 3 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The IND vs NZ 1st Test ended in a draw.

In the 1st Test, India won the toss and elected to bat first. In the 1st innings, opener Shubman Gill slammed a good knock of 52 runs. Later, middle-order batsman Chetedhwar Pujara scored 26 while skipper Ajinkya Rahane scored 35 runs.

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Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Photo: BCCI)

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Then, debutant Shreyas Iyer slammed spectacular century with his 105 run-knock. Ravindra Jaeja also gave him a good support with his 50. In the end, India got all-out for 345. New Zealand pacers Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson picked 5 and 3 wickets respectively.

In response, New Zealand openers played fabulous knocks to give a good start to the team. Tom Latham slammed 95 runs while Will Young scored 89. However, rest of the batsmen could not score big knocks and the vistitors were ultimately bowled out for 296. Indian spinners Axar Patel and Ravicandran Ashwin scaped 5 and 3 wickets respectively.

Tom Latham, Will Young
Tom Latham, Will Young. (Photo: BCCI)

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In the 2nd innings, India’s top and upper middle-order could not score much runs. Later, Shreyas Iyer slammed a half-century (65) while wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha slammed a crucial knock of unbeaten 61 runs. India declared their innings at 234-7 and set up a target of 284 for the Kiwis in the final innings.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Credits: BCCI

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Again, Kiwi opener Tom Latham slammed a good knock of 52 runs. New Zealand lost few quick wickets at the top and middle. With Ravindra Jadeja’s 4 wicket haul and Ravichandran Ashwin’s 3 scalps, India went close to the victory.

However, the home side remained short of 1 wicket in the end. New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra and (18*) and Ajaz Patel (2*) held their nerves in the final few overs to take the match to a draw. India’s Shreyas Iyer was awarded player of the match for his century and half-century in two innings.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Photo: BCCI)

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IND vs NZ- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between New Zealand And India? New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 2nd Test

IND vs NZ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches  IND Won NZ Won Drawn
Overall 61 21 13 27
At Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 2 1 1 0
In the last 5 matches 5 2 2 1
In India 35 16 2 17

Recent Venue Records (Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai) 

Stats- Test

Total Matches- 25

Matches won batting first- 10

Matches won bowling first- 8

Average 1st innings score- 339

Average 2nd innings score- 345

Average 3rd innings score- 201

Average 4th innings score- 129

Highest total recorded- 631/10 (182.3 Ov) by IND vs ENG

Lowest total recorded- 93/10 (30.5 Ov) by AUS vs IND

 

Mitchell Santner, New Zealand, Pakistan
New Zealand  (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)

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Toss Prediction for IND vs NZ Match

The team winning the toss might opt to bat first. In the last match, India made a strategy to bat first and gave a big challenge to New Zealand in the final innings. Teams might go with the similar strategy of batting first and then trying to defend the score while bowling.

Predicted Scores for IND vs NZ Match

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
IND 350-450 300-350
NZ 300-350 300-350

Players’ Form- India- Batting

KS Bharat
KS Bharat being congratulated by teammates. Image-BCCI

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Players Matches  Runs  Average 
Shreyas Iyer 1 170 85.0
Ravichandran Ashwin 1 70 35.0
Wriddhiman Saha 1 62 62.0
Shubman Gill 1 53 26.50
Ravindra Jadeja 1 50 25.0
Cheteshwar Pujara 1 48 24.0

Who will score the most runs for India in the match: Virat Kohli or Shreyas Iyer

Players’ Form-India- Bowling

Axar Patel, R Ashwin
Axar Patel, R Ashwin. Image-Twitter
Players Matches  Wickets  Average 
Axar Patel 1 6 14.16
Ravichandran Ashwin 1 6 19.50
Ravindra Jadeja 1 5 19.40
Umesh Yadav 1 2 42.0
Ishant Sharma 1 0

Who will pick the most wickets for India in the match: Ravichandran Ashwin or Axar Patel

Players’ Form- New Zealand- Batting

Kane Williamson, India, New Zealand
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor [Image- Getty]
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Players Matches  Runs  Average 
Tom Latham 1 147 73.50
Will Young 1 91 45.50
Kane Williamson 1 42 21.0
William Somerville 1 42 21.0
Rachin Ravindra 1 31 31.0
Kyle Jamieson 1 28 14.0

Who will score the most runs for New Zealand in the match: Kane Williamson or Tom Latham

Players’ Form- New Zealand- Bowling

Virat Kohli and Kyle Jamieson
Virat Kohli and Kyle Jamieson (Image Credit: Twitter)
Players Matches  Wickets Average 
Tim Southee 1 8 18.0
Kyle Jamieson 1 6 21.83
Ajaz Patel 1 3 50.0
Rachin Ravindra 1 0
William Somerville 1 0

Who will the pick most wickets for New Zealand in the match: Tim Southee or Kyle Jamieson

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