New Zealand will be up against Bangladesh in the second Test of Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand from January 9th-13th 2022 at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
World Test Champions and the No.2 ranked Test side New Zealand suffered a major heartbreak in the first test at Mount Maunganui. They were handed a defeat by eight wickets which was their first-ever loss against the Bangla Tigers in Test and first defeat at home in the last four years. The Kiwis will now move to Christchurch with an aim to bow out Ross Taylor with a victory in his farewell Test and also level the series 1-1.
On the other hand, Bangladesh scripted a historic and maiden win over the Kiwis courtesy of a player of the match bowling performance by Ebadot Hossain. The Bangla Tigers recorded their sixth away Test victory which was also their first-ever in New Zealand in the last 33 games across all formats. This win was a major boost for the visitors after their horror runs in T20 World Cup 2021 and the home series against Pakistan. They will be riding high on confidence and will now hope to keep up their performance in order to clinch the series.
Match: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test
Date and Time: January 9th-13th 2022, 3:30 AM IST
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Head to Head
New Zealand and Bangladesh have been up against each other on 16 occasions in Tests. The Kiwis have completely dominated the proceedings by winning 12 games to Bangla Tigers’ one sole victory. They last faced in the 1st Test in January 2021 where Bangladesh came out on top for the first time by grabbing a comfortable eight-wicket victory.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Pitch Report
The wicket at the Hagley Oval is ideal for pace bowling. The fast bowlers will get enough bounce and movement throughout the course of the match which will trouble the batters. The batters would have to be cautious and patient with their shot selection. The team winning the toss would most probably opt to bowl first.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Weather Report
The weather in Christchurch is predicted to be clear and sunny with minimal chances of precipitation. We can expect the match to be played without any rain interruption. The temperature at the venue is forecasted to hover around 22 degrees celsius.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Probable Playing XI
New Zealand: Tom Latham(c), Will Young, Devon Conway, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult
Bangladesh: Shadman Islam, Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque(c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das(wk), Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam
New Zealand vs Bangladesh D11 Team
Tom Latham, Liton Das, Devon Conway(VC), Mushfiqur Rahim, Henry Nicholls, Mominul Haque, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson(C), Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Ebadot Hossain
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Prediction
Despite losing the first test, New Zealand will start as favorites to come out on top in this game. As they already know, they cannot take the Bangladesh side lightly who showed immense courage and temperament to grab a victory. The Kiwis will be reliable on their pacers who weren’t at their best last time out.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Live Stream
The second Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be streamed live on Amazon Prime Video.