Ben Sears All Set To Make Test Debut For Newzeland In Second Test vs Australia

New Zealand is all set to play against the mighty Australians for the second time in the ongoing test series. The second test match of the series is set to start on March 8 in Christchurch.

The hosts are already trailing in the series by 1-0 and would look to turn the table around in the second match of the series. Newzeland lost the opening encounter by 172 runs, and speculations rose that Neil Wagner would return to the test side for the second test.

However, all such speculations are denied, as New Zealand is set to hand the debut cap to Ben Sears for the second match of the series.

Speaking of Sears New Zealand skipper Tim Southee, he said, “They offer real pace. We saw him clock 150 kmh  earlier in the summer in a T20 against Bangladesh, so excited to see what he’s got at test level. He’s a tall fella. He’s got pace; he’s got something about him.
Obviously, the job Will O’Rourke did in the couple of test matches he played… again, another tall guy with a bit of pace and skill about him, so excited to see what Ben has got.” 

This test match will be special for both Southee and Kane Williamson, as both players are set to represent the Blackcaps for the hundredth time in test matches.

However, New Zealand’s skipper Tim Southee has not been in the best of form with the ball.

Speaking of the same, Southee said,You always want to be performing at your best, and I think there’s no hiding from the fact that the currency we deal in as a bowler is wickets, and the last three Test matches I haven’t gotten the wickets I would have liked.

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I still feel like there’s more to it. There’s a role within that as well. I have probably not been where I should be as the most experienced bowler on the side. But like everyone else, each week you’re trying to get better. Each week, you’re trying to go out and put your best foot forward. Prepare as well as you can to give yourself the best chance, and that’s been the same over the last couple of days. I’ve done that. I’ve felt okay at times. Sometimes you feel good, but you don’t get the wickets. Sometimes you feel not so good, and you actually pick up a few wickets. So I think it’s just about trusting your game. Trusting what you do.”

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