India will play against New Zealand in the second Test match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday, 30 September 2016. India is very strong at home and won all their last 10 Tests playing on home soil. India won the first Test against Kiwis by 197 runs at Green Park in Kanpur and make the tour tough for them. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took 16 of the 20 Kiwi wickets in the 500th Test. Here is our India vs New Zealand 2nd Test prediction, complete match preview and possible squads.
IND VS NZ 2nd Test Match Preview
New Zealand played well in the first inning of Kanpur Test but they failed to stand against Indian spinner who destroy the BlackCaps batting in the second innings and lost the match. They struggled with both bat and ball in the second innings but Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi, and skipper Kane Williamson showed that the Kiwis have the potential to play in any condition.
R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja performed fabulously and it also helped R.Ashwin to become the second fastest bowler in history to reach 200 wickets. He has taken 200 Test wickets in 37 matches at an average of 25.06. Team India will be without opening batsman KL Rahul and he will be replaced by Gautam Gambhir.
India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Prediction
The track at Eden Gardens is expected to help spinners and this will definitely help Indian spinners to show magic once again against guest Kiwis. Our prediction is for India tow in this Test and lead the three-match series with 2-0.
India Possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav.
New Zealand Possible XI: Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, BJ Watling (WK), Ish Sodhi, Jeetan Patel, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner.