England Hopeful Of A Good Start After Winning Toss In The Second Test With New Zealand In Hamilton
Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first in the second and final Test series of two matches with New Zealand. Joe Root also made two changes in his team – Ollie Pope and Zak Crawley are inducted into the team for the last Test.
Why is this Test important for England?
England has to win this Test, if it wants to save the series. It is to be noted that the English team has already lost the first Test by an innings and 65 runs. Joe and Co would want to strike hard tie up the series by winning the last Test. It has already made changes in the team to strike hard.
Winning of toss is seen as an opportunity to put those dispiriting days behind and hope for a win this time. Also, Joe Root can take advantage of the conditions that could be helpful in getting a good start.
What is the winning strategy of England?
The skipper Joe Root said that he would be happy if the series closes with 1-1. His performance in the last test was below average as he could garner only 13 runs in the two innings. But this time, he is confident that he would make a difference to his performance.
How is New Zealand team doing in Test?
Kiwis are ranked second in Test in the world and they are dominant at home in recent times. They have displayed their firepower in the previous Test that they won with an impressive score.