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Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Back Kane Williamson to be a hit in Hamilton

Depleted West Indies may struggle against Kiwi skipper

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson heads for some net practice
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Second Test
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The West Indies suffered an innings defeat to New Zealand in the first Test and they are 12-1 to square the series in Hamilton.

The tourists will have to cope without their captain Jason Holder, suspended for a slow over-rate, while the hosts' bowling attack is bolstered by the return of Tim Southee after the birth of his first child.


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Neil Wagner (7-39), Colin de Grandhomme (105) and wicketkeeper Tom Blundell (107 not out on his Test debut) were the star performers for New Zealand in Wellington but it may pay to side with skipper Kane Williamson at Seddon Park.

Williamson was man of the match in Hamilton in March after a superb 176 against South Africa and his overall record at the venue is two centuries and four fifties in 11 innings.

He was dismissed for one in the first Test but the Windies' bowlers may struggle to get rid of him so early this time around.

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Williamson was man of the match in Hamilton in March after a superb 176 against South Africa
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