New Zealand are all set to play their second and final Test of the series after a one-sided defeat in the first match, where they were significantly outplayed, losing by 150 runs. Now, looking ahead, the Kiwis would aim to level the series, while the Bangladeshi Tigers would be keen on a clean sweep to win the series 2-0. Let’s delve into the list of three NZ players to watch out for in the 2nd Test.
1. Kane Williamson
In the previous match, Williamson demonstrated his brilliance by scoring a century with 104 runs in the first innings. Although his outstanding performance was not enough to overturn the loss, his proficiency in playing spin and wealth of experience make him a genuine threat to the Bangladeshi bowlers. Going forward, he would be eager to continue his good form in the upcoming match.
2. Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell has been in excellent form lately, performing well in both the recently concluded ICC ODI World Cup and the bilateral series against England. He sustained his good form in the last test match by scoring 41 and 58. Mitchell would be determined to maintain his good form in the upcoming match to help the Kiwis level the series.
3. Ajaz Patel
Ajaz Patel has been one of the standout performers for the Kiwis in the red-ball format recently. Although he did not meet expectations in the last match, taking four wickets in the second innings but conceding too many runs, Patel remains a key player. Given the spin-friendly nature of Bangladeshi pitches, he would be eager to deliver a match-winning spell and help his team level the series.