NZ vs IND 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction | India tour of New Zealand, 2020
|Series:||India tour of New Zealand, 2020|
|Match Date:||29 February 2020 (Friday) to 4 March 2020 (Wednesday)|
|Match Timing:||04:00 AM IST (11:30 AM local/10:30 PM GMT)|
|Match Venue:||Hagley Oval, Christchurch|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||8,000|
New Zealand outclassed India in the first Test of the series to hand the Men in Blue, their first defeat of the ICC World Test Championship. Now Virat Kohli & Co. will look to level the series by returning the favour to Kane Williamson and co as they head to the Hagley Oval in Christchurch for the 2nd Test on Friday.
Neil Wagner returns for the 2nd Test, NZ head coach Gary Stead. He even hinted that they could go with four seamers- Wagner, Boult, Southee and Jamieson on a pitch the favours fast bowling.
For India, the absence of their limited-overs opening trio of Sharma-Dhawan-KL meant chances for Shaw and Agarwal. However, a debut for Shubman Gill may be on the cards, considering he scored a double century on this pitch earlier this month.
Let us have a look at the match preview.
Here is the complete NZ vs IND 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction:
|Key Players in form||NZ: Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kane Williamson
IND: A Rahane, M Agarwal, I Sharma
|Weather Conditions||Partly Cloudy.
20 °C, 64% Humidity, Winds up to 16 km/hr, 1% Precipitation.
|Toss Advantage||Bowl first. Teams bowling first have won 3 of the six matches played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Like mentioned before in the first match, teams batting first have lost 12 of the 19 matches played in New Zealand.|
|Pitch plays in favours of bowlers. According to Brendon McCullum, the pitch keeps a good pace throughout the five days play. The surface usually does not degrade over time and will provide decent bounce throughout the game.|
The Kiwis have played 7 Tests here at the Hagley Oval, winning four matches and losing one. While India are yet to feature here, India A played one unofficial Test in the start of the month; in which Shubman Gill scored a double hundred and Hanuman Vihari scored 51 and 100*. The match drew.
|India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma.
NZ: Lockie Ferguson, Doug Bracewell, Will Young, Adam Milne, Seth Rance.
Neil Wagner will return from his paternity leave and replace Matt Henry in the squad.
|H2H||NZ 11 – 21 IND|
|Form||NZ– WLLLD (most recent first)
IND – LWWWW (most recent first)
|Squads||India: Virat Kohli (C), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Rishabh Pant (WK), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ishant Sharma.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (WK).
NZ vs IND 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction Team 1
B Watling (WK); K Williamson (C), R Taylor, V Kohli, Mayank Agarwal; H Vihari; M Shami, U Yadav, T Boult, T Southee (VC), K Jamieson.
NZ vs IND 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction Team 2
R Pant (WK); H Nicholls, T Latham, K Williamson (VC), A Rahane; U Yadav, R Jadeja; T Southee, T Boult (C), N Wagner, J Bumrah.
Fantasy Cricket League Prediction | Tips and Tricks for today’s match between NZ vs IND 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction
- Bradley-John Watling had 8 dismissals in the first Test. And if it goes in favour of New Zealand seamers, expect him to have a few more dismissals in the 2nd Test. Watling has scored 3658 runs in 69 Tests at an average of 38.91, including 239 runs in 7 Tests against India.
- Rishabh Pant is our second choice wicketkeeper. Pant has made 7 dismissals in the last two Tests while scoring 121 runs in his last 4 innings at an average of 30.35.
- Kane Williamson is in brilliant form. The Kiwi skipper averages a 50 in Test cricket. His record against India is similar. Williamson has scored 720 runs in 10 Tests against India.
- Ross Taylor celebrated his 100th Test with a 44 at Wellington. Taylor has a Test average of 46.26. Taylor loves scoring against India. In fact, he has scored more than any active NZ player in Tests against the Men in Blue.
- Tom Latham has 241 in 5 Tests vs India. Latham will open the innings with great confidence at the Hagley Oval. The wicket-keeper batsman is the highest scorer at Hagley Oval with 475 runs in 6 matches, averaging 43.18.
- Henry Nicholls finished the ODI series with 199 runs. With a Test average of 40.18 and 328 runs in 6 Tests at Hagley Oval, Nicholls will be crucial if the NZ top order fails to deliver.
- The wait continues for Virat Kohli. He has scored over 50 just one time in the last 7 innings in all formats. Kohli has scored 756 runs at an average of 58.15 in 8 Tests against NZ and hopefully will add to it in a must-win game.
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— Apoorv mishra (@anchor_apoorv) February 26, 2020
- Indian deputy in Tests, Ajinkya Rahane, has scored 584 in 6 Tests versus NZ, including 75 runs in the first Test. Rahane is also in decent form, scoring 212 runs in the last 5 Tests at an average of 42.4. You can alternate him with Chetshwar Pujara.
- Mayank Agarwal is close to scoring 1,000 Test runs and will look to achieve it in the second Test. The Karnataka opener scored 34 and 58 in the 1st Test and 81 in the Practice Test.
- You can consider Shubman Gill as well. With Prithvi Shaw not firing, the KKR batsman can receive his first Test cap. Not to forget, Gill scored a 200 for India A versus NZ A in the unofficial Test at the start of the month.
- Hanuma Vihari is just 12 runs away from reaching the 500-run mark in Test cricket. Vihari with Gill had excelled on this very same ground for India A by scoring 151 in 2 innings.
- Lack of runs from Ashwin in the lower middle order means Ravindra Jadeja could return. Jaddu has an average of 52.75 and picked 17 wickets in 10 Tests versus NZ.
- Tim Southee finished as the Man of the Match in with 9 wickets in the 1st Test. With 34 wickets in 7 Tests, Southee is the highest active wicket-taker for NZ against India. Furthermore, Southee is also the highest wicket-taker at the Hagley Oval- 37 wickets.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 26, 2020
- Trent Boult returned from his injury, only to trouble India. Boult picked 5 wickets and scored 38 runs in the 1st Test. With 30 wickets versus India and 32 wickets at Friday’s venue, a bowler-friendly track, Boult will look to pick a few more wickets.
- Neil Wagner has picked 16 wickets in 4 Tests versus India and 23 wickets at the Hagley Oval. Wagner will want to cap off his child’s birth with a few wickets on Friday.
- Kyle Jamieson finished his Test debut similar to his ODI debut- by destructing the Indian batting order. Jamieson picked 4 wickets and will look to pick a few more on a surface which will compliment him as well as other NZ seamers. Jamieson is handy with the bat as well. He scored 44 runs, 6 runs short of a debut half-century.
- With Ishant Sharma injured, Virat Kohli will most likely go ahead with his next most-experienced pacer Umesh Yadav. He has been performing reasonably well in the domestic cricket, including figures of 5/45 against Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy. The Vidarbha pacer will savour the bouncy conditions in Christchurch.
- Mohammed Shami picked just 1 wicket while scoring 23 runs in the 1st Test. However, expect him to return to form and add to his 28 Test wickets against NZ. Shami can be alternated in the second team with Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah, like Shami, picked just 1 wicket. The Mumbai Indian seamer will now look to pick up a few wickets in the second and third Test.
Captain & Vice-Captain Choices
- Kane Williamson is our first captain choice. A brilliant batter and an even better captain, Williamson will deliver just like he did in his 6 Test matches (328 runs at an average of 32.80) at the Hagley Oval.
- Tim Southee has returned to his wicket picking form. The NZ pacer was just a wicket short of scalping 10 wickets in the first Test. Southee will also receive help from the surface at Hagley, where he already has picked up 37 Test wickets.
- Trent Boult can be counted upon to deliver against India considering his track record. The pacer has scalped 30 wickets against India apart from another 32 wickets at Friday’s venue. Considering this will be a bowler-friendly track, Boult makes for a decent VC.