NZ vs PAK 2nd Test: New Zealand aim series sweep against Pakistan, Catch Live Streaming at 3.30 AM on FanCode

New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test – New Zealand aim series sweep with sight on 2nd spot at World Test Championship rankings: New Zealand would aim to clean sweep the series against Pakistan when the two teams lock horns in the second Test of the two-match series at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, starting from January 3.

The victory in the second Test will see New Zealand end their home season on the ultimate high and ensure that they stay alive in the race for the final of the ICC World Test Championship as they will move to second spot in the points table.

NZ vs PAK 2nd Test: New Zealand aim series sweep against Pakistan, Catch Live Streaming at 3.30 AM on FanCode

New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test – Can Kane Williamson team continue their winning run ?Notably, Kane Williamson’s team has won five consecutive Tests at home and they are also the No.1 ranked side in the world in Tests for the first time in their history. The win at the Bay Oval has put New Zealand in command and they are looking good to win their third consecutive Test series against Pakistan, having won in 2016 and in 2019 in the UAE.

New Zealand produced some late heroics on day five of the first Test as they ultimately managed to bowl the tourists out to win by 101 runs and go on top of the ICC Test rankings for the first time.

On the other hand, Pakistan put up a great fight in the first Test but ultimately fell short despite the heroics of Mohammad Rizwan and Fawad Alam in the second innings although they were up against it for the vast majority of that game. The visitors will now aim to level the series.

NZ vs PAK 2nd Test: New Zealand aim series sweep against Pakistan, Catch Live Streaming at 3.30 AM on FanCode

New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd Test: Team News and injury updates

– New Zealand quick Neil Wagner will miss this game owing to broken toes, so the Blackcaps have called Matt Henry into the squad.

– Pakistan’s talismanic captain Babar Azam has been ruled out for 2nd Test as he is not fully fit to take rigours of 5 day test match.

Squads

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry and Trent Boult.

Pakistan: Mohd Rizwan (C), Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Imran Butt, Haris Sohail, Shan Masood, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohd Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah

NZ vs PAK 2nd Test: New Zealand aim series sweep against Pakistan, Catch Live Streaming at 3.30 AM on FanCode

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