NZ v WI highlights today – Second test day one from Seddon Park, Hamilton (New Zealand) Saturday 9th December 2017.
West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
New Zealand team/playing XI
TWM Latham, JA Raval, KS Williamson (c), LRPL Taylor, HM Nicholls, MJ Santner, C de Grandhomme, TA Blundell †, N Wagner, TG Southee, TA Boult.
West Indies team/playing XI
KC Brathwaite (c), KOA Powell, SO Hetmyer, SD Hope, RL Chase, SW Ambris, SO Dowrich †, RA Reifer, KAJ Roach, ML Cummins, ST Gabriel.
Match Timings: 11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
West Indies tour of New Zealand 2nd Test Highlights
The match will be played on a surface comprising Patumahoe soil, which means it is likely to be pace, bounce and carry right through the Test. There is some rain forecast for Sunday and Monday, with cloudy patches expected for the remainder of the Test. Brathwaite is set to lead the visitors in Holders’ stead. Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph or uncapped left-arm quick Raymon Reifer may come into the side to replace him. With Southee set to come back in, the seamer most likely to make way seems to be Matt Henry, despite Henry’s second innings three-wicket haul in Wellington. As BJ Watling remains unavailable, Tom Blundell will be the home side’s wicketkeeper-batsman again.
Umpires – Bruce Oxenford, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Ian Gould
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Chris Brown
Match number – Test no. 2287