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Ind vs NZ LIVE score, 2nd Test: India’s full-time captain Virat Kohli will headline the second Test at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The upcoming contest that kick starts on December 3 will give hosts a chance to win the series 1-0. Ajinkya Rahane & Co tried their best felt short by a wicket towards the end. Thus, the series is evenly poised for both teams. New Zealand’s only second victory on Indian social had come in Mumbai in 1988. They will look to repeat history after 33 years gap. The two teams will face off in Mumbai for only the third time in the Test with one victory each. Follow India vs New Zealand LIVE updates on InsideSport

Ind vs NZ LIVE score, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli & Co favourite against resurgent New Zealand- Follow LIVE updates

India Playing XI vs NZ 2nd Test: Selection headache for Rahul Dravid – who will make way for Virat Kohli in playing XI?

NZ vs IND Tests in India

  • Draw- 17
  • India won– 16
  • NZ won -2

Team News

The return of skipper Virat Kohli is the only change on the cards of Team India. The openers Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal as well as experienced Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane could pave way for the captain. Shreyas Iyer is likely to stay in the playing XI but head coach Rahul Dravid and batting coach Vikram Rathour have kept silent about Mumbai Test. Wriddhiman Saha will keep if he is fit else KS Bharat could make his Test debut.

On the other hand, New Zealand will be happy with their performance but William Somerville failed to make an impact. He ended wicketless in both innings. Thus, one can expect him to make way for experienced Mitchell Santner. Debutant Rachin Ravindra is expected to keep his place in the playing XI after his heroics with Ajaz Patel for the last wicket in Kanpur Test. Tim Southee was injured during the Test match but came back to bowl in both innings and made an impact. The Blackcaps might rest him for the upcoming Test which could bring Neil Wagner in for the Mumbai Test.

Probable squad

India

Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

Virat likely to replace– Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Any one)

New Zealand

Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville

Mitchell Santner likely to replace William Somerville

India squad

Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Srikar Bharat

New Zealand squad

Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville,
Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell

Ind vs NZ LIVE score, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli & Co favourite against resurgent New Zealand- Follow LIVE updates

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