New Zealand, who will be full of confidence after a convincing win in Wellington will look inflict a clean sweep against India as they lock horns in the second and final Test starting from February 29 (Saturday) at the Hagley Oval. With two days to go for the Test match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared an image of the ground asking the fans to spot the turf, who came up with some sarcastic replies.
India dropped points for the first time in the ICC World Test Championship after a humiliating drubbing in the first Test. The star-studded batting line-up failed to stand up to the task against the Kiwi quicks. With Christchurch offering another green surface, the batsmen will have their task cut out once again. The playing XI is likely to witness a few changes with Shubman Gill in line to make his Test debut on the back of some serious scoring for India A.
Gill is likely to replace Prithvi Shaw, who suffered an injury scare and missed today’s practice session. However, there will some serious questions posed in front of them by New Zealand pace quartet – Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Kyle Jamieson. They bowled out India for 165 and 191 runs respectively in the two innings and will be geared up to keep up their excellent work.
Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to share the picture of the Christchurch ground, who will host the second Test between India and New Zealand. Posting the image on Twitter, they asked the fans to identify the pitch as the entire ground looked pretty much the same. The fans came up with some of the best replies to the picture.
Here is the tweet BCCI shared:
Here are some of the hilarious replies:
India can take early return flight
— my Name is CAA (@bagga_daku) February 27, 2020
Prithvi shaw got a fever after looking at pitch
— Kapil (@kapilgeel) February 27, 2020
But but new zealand is a nice country and we can lose 100 matches to them and it won’t affect us
— A man living on Earth® (@RishabPant777) February 27, 2020
Pitch se hoga ghanta , 2 – 0 loading
— (@DhoniRohith7) February 27, 2020