ENG vs NZ Dream 11 Team Prediction and Preview: 2nd T20I

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ENG vs NZ Dream 11 Team Prediction and Preview: 2nd T20I

ENG vs NZ Dream 11 Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 2nd T20I. New Zealand and England will face-off in the second T20I at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Visitors England got a comfortable victory over Kiwis in the first T20I defeating them by 7 wickets. Batting first, Majority of the Kiwi batsman failed to capitalize on the start and could only take the team to a total of 153. Ross Taylor was the top-scorer with his crucial 44 runs knock while Tim Siefert and Daryl Mitchell also made important contributions of 32 and 30* runs. Chris Jordan struck twice while Rashid, Sam Curran, and Patrick Brown also took one scalp each for the team.

Chasing the target, James Vince played match-winning knock of 59 runs while Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan scored handy knocks of 35 and 34* runs to ensure easy chase of the target. Mitchell Santner starred with the ball for Blackcaps taking witty three wicket-haul.

England will hope to put similar unison effort tomorrow while New Zealand will be eager to bounce back and give a tough challenge to the visitors.

When and Where

ENG vs NZ, 2nd T20I, England tour of New Zealand, 2019.
Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
06:30 AM, 3rd November 2019.

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 159
Average 2nd innings score: 131

Pitch is expected to support batsmen more.

Pacers can find some initial support from the surface while Spinners can come into play later in the innings.

An average total above 160 can be expected with the chasing team having a good advantage.


Eoin Morgan (C), James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Pat Brown, Chris Jordan, Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid and Saqib Mahmood.

Tim Southee (C), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Scott Kuggleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi and Blair Tickner.

Team News


  • Joe Denly has been ruled out of the T20I series due to injury.

New Zealand:

  • Jimmy Neesham can get a chance in the playing XI replacing Scott Kuggeleijn or Ish Sodhi.

Probable Playing XI

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings (wk), Lewis Gregory, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Patrick Brown.

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn/Jimmy Neesham, Tim Southee (c), Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi.

Top picks for ENG vs NZ Dream 11


Jonny Bairstow: He is an attacking opening batsman and also has good records in New Zealand conditions. He scored 78* runs in first practice match and 35 runs in first T20I.

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Eoin Morgan: He is a better player of spin as compared to pace bowling and can struggle against short balls of Ferguson. Still, He can fetch you good points and scored unbeaten 34* in the last match.

James Vince: He is a consistent performer and scored a match-winning knock of 59 runs in the last match.

Sam Curran: He can be a match-winner with the bat as well as ball and took one scalp in his debut match.

Dawid Malan: He will open tomorrow and is a talented batsman.

Chris Jordan: Pacer Jordan is a T20 specialist and can trouble batsmen with his variations. He took two wicket-haul in the first T20I.

Adil Rashid: He is a wicket-taking spinner and can be a good pick in your fantasy team. He took one scalp in the last match.

Tom Curran: Pacer Tom Curran is a wicket-taking option and will bowl in initial as well as death overs.

New Zealand:

Ross Taylor: He has performed exceptionally well for the past two years and is in good form. Taylor will be the key in the middle order in absence of Williamson and scored 44 runs in the last match.

Colin De Grandhomme: He is an attacking batsman and good medium-pacer. He will bat at two down but is unlikely to bowl much overs.

Colin Munro: He has a good record in this format and can score at a blistering strike rate. He scored unbeaten 107 in practice match and 21 in the first T20I.

Mitchell Santner: He is an attacking batsman and witty spinner. He took three wicket-haul in the last match.

Martin Guptill: Opener Guptill has the talent and experience to anchor a big innings but has failed to perform in recent times. He got out on just 2 runs in the first T20I.

Tim Southee: Kiwi Stand-in Skipper bowled good spells in the last series against Sri Lanka and can also score quick runs with bat.

Lockie Ferguson: He is a lethal pacer and can trouble batsmen with his pace and bounce. He bowled good spell in last match but remained wicket-less.

Tim Siefert: He is an attacking batsman and scored 32 runs in the first T20I.

ENG vs NZ Dream 11 Prediction

H2H Team:

Tim Siefert (wk)
J Bairstow (c)
Colin Munro (vc)
Eoin Morgan
Ross Taylor
Dawid Malan
M Santner
Colin De Grandhomme
Chris Jordan
Lockie Ferguson
Tom Curran

Note: You can take Sam Curran or James Vince in place of Grandhomme or Dawid Malan respectively.

Captain and Vc Choices:

J Bairstow, C Munro, Colin De Grandhomme, E Morgan, M Guptill, Ross Taylor, Dawid Malan, James Vince.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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