(Reuters) - Factbox on the second test between Australia and New Zealand, which begins on Thursday:
Dec. 26-30 (11 a.m local time/0000 GMT)
Melbourne Cricket Ground (100,024 capacity)
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa), Nigel Llong (England)
Third umpire: Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match referee: Richie Richardson (West Indies)
World test ranking: 5
Coach: Justin Langer
Captain: Tim Paine
Team (likely): David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Travis Head, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, James Pattinson.
World test ranking: 2
Coach: Gary Stead
Captain: Kane Williamson
Team (likely): Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner.
PREVIOUS MELBOURNE TESTS
1973 - Australia won by an innings and 25 runs
1980 - Match drawn
1987 - Match drawn
Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru. Editing by Lincoln Feast.
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