2nd Test New Zealand v Australia Match Prediction Preview Who Will Win on Saturday 20th February . The second test cricket match of series schedule to play between NZ vs AUS match prediction live from Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Stay with us to get the Today Test Match Prediction with cricinfo live score ball by ball coverage and cricket live commentary here at cricfrog.com
New Zealand host Australia in the second and final Test of the Trans-Tasman Trophy on 20 February (Saturday) at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Match starts at 9.30pm GMT. Live coverage of the game is available in the UK on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. In what is Brendon McCullum’s final international game, the hosts will look to beat rivals Australia in the second and final Test match at the Hagley Oval. Australia currently lead the two match series 1-0. The hosts come into this game on the back of one of their worst displays at home, being thrashed by an innings and 52 runs at Wellington, their first loss at home since McCullum took over the captaincy. The batting failed to fire while their bowling looked ordinary, with Trent Boult and Tim Southee unable to find purchase from the surface. There are a number of critics of the new ball duo, arguing that they are only good on greentops, bowling well when the conditions suit them. All eyes will be on skipper McCullum, who had a shocker of a first Test with the bat. The right-hander will be looking to fire and help the Kiwis level the series in the final Test of his career. Matt Henry is expected to replace Doug Bracewell who is injured, with Neil Wagner in contention if New Zealand decide to go with an all pace attack.
2nd Test New Zealand v Australia Match Prediction Preview 20 Feb
Australia will win the toss and choose to ball first and win the match. Australia will look to continue in the same vein after their massive win in the first Test. In Usman Khawaja and Adam Voges they have two batsmen who can do no wrong. Khawaja during his knock of 140 scored his fourth consecutive first innings hundred while Voges’s average shot up to 100 for a brief time while compiling 237 runs. The men from down under, who need only a draw to become the world’s number one Test team, will be without seamer Peter Siddle, who misses out due to an injury, with James Pattinson expected to take his place.
New Zealand Test Team Squad: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Brendon McCullum (c), Corey Anderson, BJ Watling (wk), Mark Craig, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
Australia Test Team Squad: David Warner, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (c), Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (wk), James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird