New Zealand vs India: The second match of the two-match Test series between India and New Zealand is to be played at the Hegel Oval ground in Christchurch from 29 February. This will be the first time that Team India will play a Test match at this ground. Team India lost by 10 wickets on the fourth day itself in the first Test match played at the Basin Reserve ground in Wellington. This was the first time under the ICC Test Championship.
When Team India suffered a loss in a Test match. There was also a lot of discussion about Team India’s playing eleven for this match. Now in Christchurch, Team India can enter the playing eleven with three changes.
For Team India, Prithvi Shaw started the innings with Mayank Agarwal and was out for 16 and 14 runs in both innings. In such a situation, former cricketers like Scott Styris and Sanjay Manjrekar have the chance that Shubman Gill may be given a chance in Christchurch. Shubman may be included in the team in place of Shaw or Hanuma Vihari.
Jadeja in place of Ashwin?
Ashwin took three wickets in the first Test match but was dismissed by scoring 0 and 4 runs in both innings. Jadeja has improved his batting a lot in the recent past. His arrival in the playing eleven will give the team a spin option as well as an extra option in batting. Jadeja has also played two Test matches on Kiwi pitches.
Saha in place of Pant?
Ever since the announcement of India’s playing eleven in the Wellington Test, there has been a continuous debate about why Rishabh Pant has been replaced in the squad in place of Wriddhiman Saha. Pant may have contributed 70 runs in the second innings of the practice game, but he has also been out of form for a long time and after Saha’s return from injury, he is playing the role of wicketkeeper-batsman in Test, Now the team management can add Saha back to the playing eleven in place of Pant in the last Test.