New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Test Match Prediction 2024


NZ vs AUS 2nd Test Match Prediction & Betting Tips

New Zealand will take on Australia in the 2nd and final Test on March 08. The match will be played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch and will start at 3:30 AM IST.

New Zealand were no match to the mighty Australians in the first Test as they got hammered by the visitors by 172 runs. There weren’t many positives for New Zealand barring Glenn Phillips who scored 71 runs in the first innings and bagged a five wicket haul in Australia’s second innings. If New Zealand have to give a fight to the Aussies, the top order needs to score runs.

Australia too have their fair share of batting woes. Cameron Green scored a magnificent 174 in the innings but other than him, there was no major contribution from other batters. Australia will be aware that batters need to put runs on the board to keep New Zealand at bay. If the batting falters again, Australia will give New Zealand a chance to make a comeback into the series.

New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Test Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This game will be broadcast on TNT Sports and TVNZ.

Live Streaming: You can live-stream the match on Amazon Prime Video and Discovery+.

NZ vs AUS Match Toss Prediction

Captain winning the toss should bat first and put runs on the board. The conditions will stay the same for the first three days thus runs on board will help.

NZ vs AUS Pitch Report

The pitch will help the bowlers throughout the game. The new ball will swing and keep the batters on toes. On Day 4 and 5, spinners will come into play.

Christchurch Weather Report

The weather will be clear for the first two days but there is rain predicted on the final three days of the test match.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Test 2024

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

Devon Conway has undergone a thumb surgery so he will continue to be on the side-lines. Will O’Rourke also picked up an injury in the first Test thus New Zealand have called Ben Sears as his replacement for the second Test. There is a possibility of Neil Wagner, who recently announced retirement, to feature in the Test match.

NZ Key Players

  • Kane Williamson – Williamson is New Zealand’s best batter and a lot of Kiwi hopes will rest on him. Williamson could score only nine runs in the first Test and he sure would want to make a good comeback in the second Test. The match will be his 100th Test and he will be eyeing a big score to make the day special.
  • Glenn Phillips – Phillips was one of the bright prospects in the first Test. He scored a gritty 71 in the first innings and also bagged a five wicket haul in Australia’s second innings. He brings a lot of value to the side and is a certain match winner for New Zealand.
  • Tim Southee – Tim Southee will also be playing his 100th test in Christchurch and would be eyeing a good performance. In conditions where the ball swings, Southee is always a threat.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand lost the first game badly to Australia as their batters failed to make an impact. Also, the bowlers were inconsistent that allowed Australia to bounce back despite being pushed back a few times in the match.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Will Young, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, Glenn Phillips, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Scott Kuggeleihn

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

Australia would like to go unchanged in the second Test. Usually, Australia announce the playing XI on eve of the match so if there is any announcement regarding the playing XI, it will be updated here.

AUS Key Players

  • Travis Head – Travis Head is a player who can change the complexion of the game in no time. The batting against the new ball can be challenging thus there is a possibility that teams can lose a few early wickets. By the time, Head will come into bat, the pitch will ease out and Head can play his natural game.
  • Usman Khawaja – Khawaja scored 33 and 28 runs in the first Test. Khawaja rarely goes two matches without scoring a big one so there is a possibility that the batter will come back strong in the second Test.
  • Nathan Lyon – Nathan Lyon is one of the best spinners in the world. Even when conditions are not favourable for him, he does well for his side. Lyon bagged 10 wickets in the first Test.

AUS Team Form

Australia were ruthless against New Zealand in the first game and they would like to win the second Test as well and bag another series.

Australia Predicted Playing 11

Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

New Zealand vs Australia Head to Head

Australia are undefeated against New Zealand in their last nine Test matches. Only one match ended as draw while Aussies won eight games.

NZ vs AUS Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played NZ Won AUS Won Draw NR
Overall 61 8 35 18 0
Last 5 5 0 5 0 0

New Zealand vs Australia Betting Odds

Australia are getting the favourites tag on betting sites. Australia thrashed New Zealand in the last game and have a great record against the hosts thus it is a safe bet.

Who will win New Zealand vs Australia 2nd Test Match?

We suggest backing Australia to win. Australia are a brute force in this format of the game beating them is not easy, especially in conditions where there is help for fast bowlers as Australia have the best attack in the world at the moment. We predict a 2-0 win for Australia.

🏆 New Zealand vs Australia Prediction

Australia will start the match as favourites. Australia are a far better side than New Zealand and beating them will take a hell lot of effort from the New Zealand. Dominating Australia for five days is not easy for any team thus it will be an uphill task for New Zealand to make a comeback into the series. We are predicting another huge win for Australia.

Australia to beat New Zealand in 2nd Test

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