IND vs NZ 2nd Test: In the series between India and New Zealand, the second test (IND vs NZ 2nd Test) is set to be played in Mumbai, but before that, both teams have suffered major setbacks. Kane Williamson and Ajinkya Rahane, who captained both teams in the Kanpur Test, will not play in the Mumbai IND vs NZ 2nd Test. There is no way for the two players to participate in the second test match because they are both injured.
In the absence of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane captained the Indian team in Kanpur. Ajinkya Rahane suffered a strain on the thigh muscle of his left leg while fielding on the last day of this test. The injury has not fully healed. He will not be able to take part in the Mumbai Test due to this. The Indian Test team, which returns from this match, will be coached by Virat Kohli.
Williamson, the New Zealand captain, will also miss the Mumbai Test. The injury to his elbow has been bothering him for a long time. A recurrence of the injury occurred during the T20 World Cup. It’s because of this that he doesn’t bat much in the nets. He has difficulty catching the bat and extending his elbow due to this injury. Captain Tom Latham will take over in his absence for the Mumbai Test. Williamson can be replaced by either Glenn Phillips or Daryl Mitchell.
In the Kanpur Test, Tom Latham batted brilliantly in both innings. In the first inning, 95 runs were scored, and in the second, 52 runs were scored. As captain, he will now lead the team. The Kanpur Test was a failure for Ajinkya Rahane. The first inning was when he scored 35 runs and the second was when he scored four. He has since been questioned about his position on the team.
Rahane has been averaged 24.39 in the last 16 tests. During this period, he scored a century against Australia on Boxing Day.