New Zealand will square off against England in the 2nd Test of the two-match series at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The match will begin on Nov 29, 2019, and we can expect both teams to put up a good show. The home team currently leads the series by 1-0 as they defeated the visitor by an inning and 65 runs in the 1st Test match of the on-going series. Meanwhile, let us discuss some exciting mini battles like Kane Williamson vs Stuart Broad and many others to watch out for in the upcoming NZ vs ENG 2nd Test 2019. New Zealand Vs England, Cricket Score 2nd Test Match.
England skipper Joe Root won the toss in the previous game and elected to bat first, where they put on a total of 353 runs in the 1st inning. In reply, New Zealand top-order batsmen struggled and got dismissed early, losing first four wickets under the score of 150 runs. However, New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling played a crucial knock of 205 runs which took the game away from England. He was well supported by Mitchell Santner and Colin de Grandhomme, where the former scored a century. New Zealand vs England, 2nd Test 2019, Key Players: Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes, Mitchell Santner and Other Cricketers to Watch Out for in Hamilton.
Kane Williamson vs Stuart Broad: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is one of the best Test batsmen in the world and is always a threat for the opposition. In the previous game, he might have scored only a half-century, but he has the capability to bat for longer duration and keep the scoreboard ticking. England's experienced pacer Stuart Broad can dismiss him early by applying his smart bowling strategy. Broad went wicket-less in the previous game, but Kiwi batsmen cannot write him off for that.
Mitchell Santner vs Ben Stokes: New Zealand all-rounder spinner Mitchell Santner scored 126 runs in the previous game and helped Kiwi surpassed 600 runs mark. Just like Santner who can bowl as well as bat well, England's all-rounder Ben Stokes can be termed as his equally tough competitor. Santner scored a century and also bagged three wickets, while Stokes scored 91 and 28 runs in 1st and 2nd innings respectively, scalped two wickets.
Tim Southee vs Joe Root: Just like Kane Williamson, England skipper Joe Root also has the capability to single-handedly take the game away from the opposition. New Zealand experienced pacer Tim Southee can spoil the party for Joe Root and dismissed him early. Southee took a total four wickets in the previous game.
It must also be noted that New Zealand has one of the best pace attacks, Neil Wagner outclassed English batsmen in the previous Test Match where he took a five-wicket haul and a total of eight wickets. Bad news for New Zealand is that they will be missing the service of Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme following their injury. Boult incurred rib injury, while Grandhomme injured his abdominal muscle in the previous Test Match.