The New Zealand team seems to be in shambles and completely decimated as Mitchell McClenaghan is all set to replace James Neesham, who has been ruled out of the three match test series on account of back strain as reported by Wisden India.
Having set to chase 504 in the final innings of the first test match, New Zealand shattered for a paltry 295 after ending the penultimate day at 142 for the loss of three wickets.The australians practically subjugated the kiwis with maiden tons for Khwaja and Burn’s and a fantabulous double hundred by David Warner that enabled them exercise complete and indomitable control over the game, with the bowlers putting up a fair show throughout the match.
Left arm pacer Neesham, who would be replacing McClenaghan for the rest of the matches.They also chose Neil Wanger, another southpaw pacer who would replace the injured Tim Southee, who suffered a slip Disc injury and subsequently could not bowl in the second innings.
Southee could however be available for some action in the upcoming tests.The tim shall defintiely miss him as they fly to the pacey Perth venue, considered a demolition ground for pacers, as they take on the Aussies in the second test of the series.
Neesham, who was a replacement for Corey Anderson, ended up with dismal figures of 1-111 in second innings as he was struggling to maintain pace while bowling.