NEW ZEALAND vs INDIA Watch Live Stream FREE Online & Listen: 2nd Test Live Coverage from Wellington
At 5:00 p.m. ET India will be away for their second test vs. New Zealand, where there will be much pressure on Dhoni, who has a sub-.500 record in away tests as India's captain. This test can be live streamed free by clicking this link.
India's had their struggles so far, winning just two of their last five completed matches. However, those two wins are the last two of the five, and Shikhar Dhawan isn't counting India out.
He said that India learned a great deal from losing the first test vs. New Zealand, and will use those lessons in Wellington. We have been doing well as a team, but unfortunately we end up on the losing side. It is a new team, young players who have got only five-six matches under their belt. It takes a bit of time to settle down. The last Test we played, we fought back really nicely and even in the last innings, we batted really well. There are a lot of positives to take from the defeat and it helped in building our confidence," Dhawan said.
New Zealand hasn't been able to wrangle a win in their last two completed matches, coming away with draws both times. Their three matches prior resulted in victories, however, and they have the mental advantage of winning the first test.
In addition, the conditions of the pitch look to favor New Zealand according to groundsman Brett Sipthorpe. "I don't expect they [India] will be too happy when they see that. It has had good pace and bounce in it this summer, and basically we are aiming for exactly what we had for the West Indies one. That was nice and bouncy, and had a little bit of nip around, which suits the seamers."
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