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- Match: New Zealand vs England 2nd Test Day
- Date: March 30, 2018-April 3, 2018
- Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opt to bowl
- Time: 10:00 PM GMT
- Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
- Umpires: Bruce Oxenford, Marais Erasmus
- Third Umpire: Paul Reiffel
- Match Referee: Sir Richie Richardson
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Historical moments are about to arrive if the things go perfectly in favour of New Zealand as the host is expecting to break a record and win a Test series against England after they won last time back in 1984 at home. New Zealand hope for the best out of the on goin series. If they win or draw the 2nd Test match, then New Zealand would win their 1st series against England at home after 34 years.
To make this happen, the kiwi side has managed their squad according to the pitch conditions and for that purpose, they have excluded Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes, but replaced by Jack Leach and James Vince to make their bowling attack more aggressive and attacking.
On the counter side, after the defeat against New Zealande, there are too many questions raising on the English leadership as New Zealand look quite settled on the pitch. this is the same collapsed team who easily defeated host by 7 wickets in last ODI played at Hagley Oval.
As per to the pitch conditions, it is expected that the track would be quite bouncy and will produce a lot of momentum to the fast bowlers. While the forecast is also clear for the Test match Day 1, 2 & 3 as the per to the prediction.
Toss Astle would not be able to play the 2nd test match against England after his injury and Matt Henry has been replaced. On the other side, Vince and Wood are taken in the squad of England to make sure the bowling lineup more responsive and aggressive at such track.
New Zealand Official Team Squad: (Playing XI Day 1)
Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme.
England Official Team Squad: (Playing XI Day 1)
Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Joe Root (c), Jack Leach, Mark Wood, James Anderson, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad.