India vs New Zealand 2nd Test Match Preview
1-0 up in the series, the home team is roaring ahead to take a unassailable lead in the test series. India, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli in test cricket has flourished well so far. Aiming another test series win, Kohli would also be targeting the top spot in the ICC Test Rankings. With a lot many test matches scheduled at home, he has already defined this test season as career defining for many in the Indian squad. New Zealand on the other hand would be wondering how to tackle Indian spin bowlers. A sigh of relief for them, the Eden Gardens pitch might not support the spinners that much. Let's see if the Kiwis can capitalise on this opportunity.
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Injured KL Rahul has been replaced by Gautam Gambhir in the squad. This decision came as a big surprise for everyone. It would be an interesting aspect to see if Gambhir gets an opportunity in the playing XI or will it be Dhawan opening with Murali Vijay.
India plays its 250th test match at home and the team would certainly love to make this memorable with a win. If India manages to win or draw this match, it would be a 13 match streak where India stayed unbeaten at home.
Cheteshwar Pujara was a concern for the critics. But he has done well to score two half centuries in the first test match. Kohli couldn't score much and he is certainly due for a big one in this series.
As far as the bowling is concerned, you never know; Kohli might opt for three spinners this time. Amit Mishra, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can create havoc for the Kiwis. Meanwhile this match would also bring some life to the quickies as the ball is expected to do a lot in first two days. It would be interesting to see what would a captain decide after winning the toss.