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.
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.