England will face New Zealand in the second Test of the series on June 10 from 3:30 PM onwards at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
New captain Ben Stokes led England to victory in the first test with the help of Root and Anderson. Meanwhile, New Zealand suffered a batting collapse in the second innings and lost the game.
England vs New Zealand: 2nd Test Preview
Match: England vs New Zealand – 2nd Test
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Date & Time: 10th – 14th June, 2022 at 3:30 PM (IST)
Where to watch Live: Sony Six, Sony Ten 1 & Sony LIV.
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Pitch Report: England vs New Zealand
The surface at the Trent Bridge furnishes a neutral wicket where both the departments are expected to receive a decent amount of help from the surface. Spinners can come lethal in the middle overs while pacers will be in the game throughout.
All-rounder Colin de Gradhomme will miss the remainder of the Test series due to his heel injury that he sustained during the first Test match.
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Team news: 2nd Test
Under new captain Stokes and coach McCullum on the England side, the team is now looking solid with Root and Anderson in fine form. The way they managed to make a comeback in the first test was phenomenal and will carry the same confidence in this game. The second game of the three-match test series will happen at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham. England and their men will be looking to seal the series here with a win as two major players are missing the rest of the series due to injury.
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On the other hand, New Zealand will be missing its two major players in the game. Kane Williamson and Colin de Gradhomme both will miss the game as said by New Zealand cricket. Williamson has tested positive for Covid-19 while Gradhomme has been recovering from the heel injury that he sustained during the first test match.
Bracewell and Rutherford have been added to the squad as a replacement. However, the Blackcaps are looking to give a fresh start in this game after their 5 wickets defeat in the last game. In Williamson’s absence, Tom Latham is set to lead the side in the second test.
England vs New Zealand: 2nd Test: Possible Playing XI
Ben Stokes (C)
Ben Foakes (wk)
Tom Latham (C)
Tom Blundell (wk)
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