India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match Prediction

2021-12-03 09:30
India IND India
New Zealand NZ New Zealand
Betting Tips
  • With captain Virat Kohli returning to the India side, we expect him to lead the way with the bat and be their highest run scorer. With the ball, Axar Patel took 5-62 in the New Zealand first innings in Kanpur and he is our pick for India’s top wicket taker in the Second Test.
  • Opener Tom Latham was the standout performer with the bat for New Zealand in the First Test. He hit scores of 95 and 52 and is well worth backing as New Zealand’s highest run scorer against India in Mumbai. Kyle Jamieson continued his impressive start to international cricket with 6 wickets in Kanpur. The pace bowler is our tip for New Zealand’s top wicket taker in this game.
  • After India came so close to winning the opening game, the addition of Virat Kohli to their team could make the difference. He is our prediction for the Player of The Match Award.

Chance of Winning





Our Prediction

India are favourites to win

India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match Prediction & Betting Tips

The Second and Final Test of the India versus New Zealand series gets underway at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Friday December 3. The First Test in Kanpur was a thrilling encounter which ended in a draw with New Zealand’s final wicket pair hanging on for 8.4 overs. Read on as we preview this game. The match begins at 09:30 local time.

India were on top for the majority of the First Test and were it not for some stubborn defensive work from New Zealand’s final pair, they would have won the game. Kohli’s return will make them stronger.

New Zealand continue to defy the odds and play cricket with a tenacity and application that few other sides can match. They will take plenty of confidence from holding on for a draw in Kanpur.

India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match Live Streaming

Star Sports will show the game in India. Sky Sports will show the match in New Zealand and England.

Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.

IND vs NZ Match Toss Prediction

Both captains will be very keen to win the toss and choose to bat in this Test. As shown in New Zealand’s final innings, no team wants to bat fourth in a Test in India.

IND vs NZ Pitch Report

The surface at the Wankhede Stadium will offer more for the bowlers than what we saw in Kanpur. Expect the pitch to bounce and turn throughout the game.

Weather Report

There may be some rain during the build-up and early stages on Friday. But thereafter expect dry conditions with the temperature reaching 31 degrees on most days. 

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match 2021

IND vs NZ Prediction

India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

There is plenty of speculation around the make-up of the India side for this Test Match with the return of captain Virat Kohli meaning that someone must make way. Debutant Shreyas Iyer made 105 and 65 in Kanpur and must surely keep his place in the side. Mohammad Siraj is also likely to get a re-call at the expense of Ishant Sharma.

IND Key Players

  • Virat Kohli - The captain returns to the team looking to add to his tally of 27 centuries from 96 Tests. He hit a half-century in his last Test Match at The Oval in September.
  • Ravindra Jadeja - The all-rounder was very impressive in the First Test. He hit 50 in the first innings and took 5 wickets across the match.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin - The experienced off-spinner will be looking forward to bowling on this pitch. He took 3 wickets in both innings in Kanpur.

IND Team Form

India are in good form in Test cricket and have lost only one of their last five games in this format.

India Predicted Playing 11

Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravinchandran Ashiwn, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

After showing so much character in the First Test, it would be a big surprise if New Zealand were to make any changes ahead of this game. All their bowlers performed very well on a tough surface in Kanpur and they will have had time to refresh and relax ahead of this Mumbai Test.

NZ Key Players

  • Tom Latham - The opener deserved more than the 2 half-centuries he registered in the First Test. He averages 42.03 in Test cricket.
  • Kane Williamson - The captain contributed only 42 runs over the two innings in the opening Test. He will be very keen to make amends in this match.
  • Kyle Jamieson - The strapping paceman’s 6 wickets in Kanpur brought up 50 Test wickets in only nine Tests. He is the quickest New Zealander to reach the milestone.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand continue to excel in all forms of cricket and have now stretched their unbeaten record to ten Tests.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, William Somerville, Ajaz Patel

IND vs NZ Team Form in Last Five Matches


NZ : D W W D W

India vs New Zealand Head to Head

After the draw in Kanpur, India have maintained their eight match lead over New Zealand.

IND vs NZ Head to Head Stats in Tests

  Matches Played IND Won NZ Won Tie Draw
Overall 61 21 13 0 27
At Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 2 1 1 0 0
Last 5 5 1 3 0 1

India vs New Zealand Betting Odds

India are favourites to get over the line and register a win in this Test.

Who will win India vs New Zealand 2nd Test?

Virat Kohli gives India’s batting line-up a big boost and it will be interesting to see how Shreyas Iyer gets on after such a strong debut.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
India 1.251.501.561.53
New Zealand4.875.004.845.00

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India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Top Team Batsmen

Our batting picks for India are Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer. Kohli is one of the world’s best batters and Iyer hit 170 runs on his debut.

Kane Williamson, Tom Latham and Ross Taylor are our recommendations with the bat for New Zealand. Latham starred in Kanpur and was comfortably New Zealand’s best batter.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Virat Kohli (IND)4.563.253.193.20
Shubman Gill (IND)6.364.255.005.00
Shreyas Iyer (IND)
Kane Williamson (NZ)4.513.253.093.10
Tom Latham (NZ)5.964.334.324.33
Ross Taylor (NZ)6.875.005.005.00

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India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Top Team Bowlers

We are recommending Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel with the ball for India. All three were excellent in the First Test but should get more assistance from the pitch in Mumbai.

For New Zealand, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson are our picks with the ball. Southee and Jamieson were very impressive in Kanpur and showed their ability to bowl in all conditions.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)4.052.873.093.10
Ravindra Jadeja (IND)5.303.603.393.40
Axar Patel (IND)5.453.603.503.50
Ajaz Patel (NZ)
Tim Southee (NZ)5.334.004.004.00
Kyle Jamieson (NZ)5.183.504.504.50

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India vs New Zealand Prediction

The First Test was a brilliant contest with neither team scoring over 350 in their first innings and New Zealand holding on in the final overs. We expect another tight game in Mumbai, but with some larger first innings totals and India coming out on top in the end.

Final Verdict

India are favourites to beat New Zealand at odds of 1.50

IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Tom Blundell (8.5) will be our wicket-keeper. The keeper took 6 catches during the First Test but will be looking to improve on a poor showing with the bat.

  • Batsmen

    Kane Williamson (10), Virat Kohli (10), Tom Latham (9.5), Shreyas Iyer (8) and Will Young (8) are our batsmen. Latham and Young were a very impressive opening pair last week.

  • All-rounders

    Ravichandran Ashwin (9.5), and Axar Patel (9) will be our all-rounders. Both spinners were excellent in Kanpur and made it very tough for the New Zealand batters.

  • Bowlers

     Kyle Jamieson (9), Tim Southee (9) and Umar Yadav (8.5) are our bowlers. Southee caught the eye with 8 wickets in Kanpur..

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Virat Kohli will be captain, Tom Latham his deputy

IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli (c), Tom Latham (vc), Shreyas Iyer, Will Young

  • All Rounder:Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin

  • Wicket Keeper:Tom Blundell

  • Bowler:Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Umar Yadav

Posted On 6th December 2021 10:19:44
Posted by Kavin

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