New Zealand (NZ) will lock horns against England (ENG) in the 2nd Test of the two-match series on Nov 29, 2019, at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The home team defeated the visitor by an inning and 65 runs in the 1st Test match played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. England will now have to win the upcoming Test match to avoid a series defeat. England won the toss in the 1st Test Match and elected to bat first where they got restricted for 353 runs. In reply, Kiwi batsmen batted brilliantly to put up a score of 615/9, where BJ Watling played a gem of an inning where he made 205 runs. Watling was awarded Man of the Match for his double century. Meanwhile, let us have a look at key players like Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes, Mitchell Santner and other cricketers who will play a major role in the upcoming NZ vs ENG 2nd Test 2019. New Zealand Vs England, Cricket Score 2nd Test Match.
English batsmen completely collapsed in the 2nd inning where they made only 197 runs. England team had entered the Test Series after emerging victorious against New Zealand in T20I series by 3-2. New Zealand bowlers displayed outstanding class in the previous Test match, where there were equal contributions from Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Mitchell Santner. Trent Boult, New Zealand Pacer, Likely to Miss Hamilton Test Against England After Experiencing Pain on Right Ribs.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson possesses brilliant cricketing mind and is considered as one of the best captains across all format. His cool, calm and composed nature help his team to come out of any difficult situation. In the previous Test, he might have only contributed 51 runs from his bat, however he has the ability to bat throughout the inning and take the game away from the opposition single-handedly.
Ben Stokes scored 91 and 28 runs respectively in both innings of the previous Test match. He also picked up two wickets. He is currently the most dangerous player in the English side who can win the game for his team at any given time. Stokes has been in good form since ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and was also brilliant in Ashes 2019.
The New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner proved in the previous Test match that the opposition team cannot write him off. Santner scored 126 runs in the previous Test to help his team cross the score of 600 runs. The Kiwi spinner all-rounder also bagged three wickets in the 2nd inning which included crucial wickets of English batsmen Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley.
Joe Denly is a class batsman and England team count on him for a good score on board. The right-handed batsman from Kent has scored 566 runs from 9 Test matches which includes five half-centuries. Denly scored 74 and 35 runs respectively in both innings in the previous Test match and will indeed be one of the important player to watch out for.
The left-arm fast bowler Neil Wagner rattled up English batting line-up in the previous Test match where he picked five wickets by just giving away 44 runs in the 2nd inning, whereas in the 1st inning he bagged three wickets. Wagner is an experienced bowler and has picked up 182 wickets from 43 matches.
New Zealand will be playing without their experienced bowler Trent Boult in the upcoming 2nd Test following his rib injury in the previous game. Kiwi team will also be missing the service of all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme who played a crucial knock of 65 runs in the last match against England. Grandhomme encountered an abdominal injury in the last game and New Zealand has called up Daryl Mitchell to fill his place. Mitchell is an all-rounder who played against England in T20I series.