Up Front: The BLACKCAPS won handsomely in Wellington, but the clock resets for the second and final clash in Hamilton.
Who: The BLACKCAPS v West Indies.
What: 2nd Test
When: November 9th - 13th
Where: Seddon Park - the home of some classic Tests of late. Rain scarpered the BLACKCAPS charge to victory on the final day earlier this year, while few will forget the world record nine wickets in the final session of day five to defeat Pakistan.
Tim Southee has returned to the squad after missing the first Test due to the arrival of his new baby Indy #cute
Ross Taylor confirmed in the pre-game presser that he will take the spot of Matt Henry.
Jason Holder has earned the week-off as a penalty for a for a slow over rate - his third strike in Tests.
Neil Wagner is officially the seventh best Test bowler in the world following his 10-wicket heroics in Wellington
The BLACKCAPS are undefeated in their last four Tests at Seddon Park (W3, D1), last losing a Test at the venue in 2012 against South Africa.
Victory in Hamilton will see them pull off a series clean sweep for the third time in their last four series.
Ross Taylor is nine runs shy of eclipsing Stephen Fleming (789) as the most prolific run scorer in Test at Seddon Park
Trent Boult (currently 51 Tests) requires six more wickets to become the second-fastest New Zealand player to claim 200 scalps in Test cricket (behind Hadlee, 44 games)
Tim Southee says...
Tim says... pic.twitter.com/lq6IeJ8LsI— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 8, 2017
Henry Nicholls says...