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SOUTH AFRICA VS NEW ZEALAND, 2ND TEST, VENUE: SUPERSPORT PARK, CENTURION, NEW ZEALAND WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BOWL.

SOUTH AFRICA VS NEW ZEALAND, 2ND TEST, VENUE: SUPERSPORT PARK, CENTURION, NEW ZEALAND WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BOWL.

The news from the Supersport park, Centurian is New Zealand have won the toss and opted to bowl first, after the 1st test ended up with a draw both the teams will be trying their heart out to take the lead in the series by winning this game.

 

As we all know the first test was very much interrupted due to the rain, so there was no result of the match as a matter of fact in the first test match only 99.4 overs were bowled in total.

 

From the South African team only one change have been made Stiaan van Zyl replaces Elgar, because during the training session yesterday Egar got is ankle twisted up, so he is being rested and the reserve opener for the team will open it up.

 

Playing XI:


New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

 

South Africa : Stephen Cook, Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Stiaan van Zyl, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada


 This is what the captains have to say:


"We play a little bit and then there's a big break. With the space the team is in now, we would like to play as much Test cricket as possible and try and build something. We have a mission as a team and we are trying to get there." - Faf du Plessis, South Africa captain.

"I don't know if you have too many lotteries in Test cricket. Over five days, the team that plays more consistent cricket over a period of time wins the match but it is a shame that we aren't able to play two full Tests, perhaps even more." - Kane Williamson, New Zealand skipper.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75