IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction | 2nd Test | New Zealand tour of India 2021

India and New Zealand will play in the 2nd Test match of the New Zealand tour of India 2021 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. We will cover IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.

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The first test match was a tug of war between both teams as all three results were possible on the last day of the match, and there was a chance for team India to win till the last over if they had picked up a wicket.

India:

The batting effort was reasonable from team India as Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja scored the fifties. Shreyas Iyer scored a century in his debut match in the first innings and fifty in the second innings. The wicketkeeper-batsman, Wriddhiman Saha, finally scored a fifty after a long time.

Spinners were the significant wicket-takers in the match for team India. Axar Patel bowled brilliantly, picking up five wickets in the first innings, and Jadeja picked up four in the second innings. Ashwin got three wickets in each inning.

With the return of Virat Kohli into the team in the 2nd Test Match, the squad appears to be even more robust and balanced.

New Zealand:

New Zealand’s batsmen showed a lot of resilience against the Indian spinners on Indian pitches. Tom Latham almost scored a hundred in the first inning and a fifty in the second innings, and his partner Will Young played well in the 1st innings scoring 89 runs. The other batsmen couldn’t score much, but they did not throw away their wickets either.

While the spinners did the job for India, the fast bowlers were the major strength for New Zealand in the bowling attack. Tim Southee got a fifer in the first innings and picked three wickets in the second innings, and Jamieson got three wickets each in both innings.

IND vs NZ Match Details

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Match, New Zealand tour of India, 2021.

Date: 3rd December 2021

Time: 09:30 AM IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

IND vs NZ Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 339

Average second innings score: 345

Average third innings score: 201

Average second innings score: 129

(The average score is based on twenty-five Test matches played at this venue.)

The pitch at Wankhede behaves neutral for the first three days, but in the last couple of days, the spinners will have a lot of advantages. As the stadium is closer to the sea, the swing bowlers might get help in the early part of the innings. 

(The team batting first has won ten out of the twenty-five matches, and seven games have ended in a draw.)

IND vs NZ Head to Head

Total Matches Played: 62

IND Won: 21

NZ Won: 13

Drawn: 27

Abandoned: 1

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India vs New Zealand Dream11 Team News

IND:

  • With the return of Virat Kohli, there might be some changes in the batting order.
  • Siraj might get a chance in the second Test match.
  • Wriddhiman Saha is injured, and KS Bharat is likely to replace him in the playing XI.

NZ:

  • Mitchell Santner can play this match.

IND vs NZ Probable Playing 11

India:

Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal/Shreyas Iyer, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (Wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma/Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

New Zealand:

Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (Wk), Rachin Ravindra/Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Will Somerville, Ajaz Patel.

Top Picks for IND vs NZ Dream11 Team

India:

Virat Kohli:

(96 M, 7765 R, 51.09 A)

Virat Kohli is one of the Top-10 batsmen in the Test format. He has scored seven double centuries and 27 centuries so far in his career.

Mayank Agarwal:

(1 M, 30 R, 15 A)

Even Mayank has not been up to the mark in the recent matches, and he might lose his position as an opener if he doesn’t improve in the upcoming games.

Cheteshwar Pujara

(1 M, 48 R, 48 A)

Pujara has struggled with his form and has failed to maintain consistency, but he is an experienced player who can perform well in pressure situations.

Shubman Gill:

(1 M, 53 R, 26.50 A)

Gill batted well in the first innings, scoring a fifty but got out early in the second inning.

Ravindra Jadeja:

(1 M, 50 R, 25 A + 61 O, 5 W)

Jadeja batted well, scoring fifty in the first inning but scoring a duck in the second innings and picking up four wickets.

Ravichandran Ashwin:

(1 M, 70 R, 35 A + 72.3 O, 6 W)

Ashwin performed brilliantly with both bat and ball in the last match. He scored a total of 70 runs and picked up three wickets in each inning.

Axar Patel:

(1 M, 31 R, 31 A + 55 O, 6 W)

Axar Patel bowled brilliantly, picking up a fifer in the first innings, and scored 28* runs in the second innings.

New Zealand:

Tom Latham:

(1 M, 147 R, 41.39 A)

Latham is in sublime form as he scored fifty in both innings and is the second-highest scorer in the series.

Kane Williamson:

(1 M, 42 R, 42 A)

Williamson has struggled to score runs in the away Test matches and scored only 42 runs in the last game.

Tim Southee:

(1 M, 49.4 O, 8 W)

In the first match, Southee bowled brilliantly, picking up a fifer, and can be crucial on the pitches like Wankhede in the 2nd Test.

Kyle Jamieson:

(1 M, 40.2 O, 6 W)

Jamieson is proving to be a proper test match bowler as he is picking up wickets consistently in every part of the world.

Will Young:

(1 M, 91 R, 45.50 A)

Young opened along with Latham and scored 89 runs in the first inning but got out early in the second innings.

Ross Taylor:

(1 M, 13 R, 6.50 A)

Ross Taylor is an experienced player but failed to perform in the last match as he scored only 13 runs.

Trump Card picks for the IND vs NZ Dream11 Team.

Shreyas Iyer:

(1 M, 170 R, 85 W)

Shreyas Iyer has made an excellent debut by scoring a hundred and fifty and is the leading run-scorer in the series.

IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket-Keepers:
KS Bharat

Batsmen:
Virat Kohli, K Williamsom, M Agarwal, T Latham

All-Rounders:
R Jadeja (C), R Ashwin (Vc), Axar Patel

Bowlers:
T Southee, K Jamieson, Ajaz Patel

IND vs NZ Fantasy Cricket Tips:

  • You can pick KS Bharat to T Blundell.
  • You can get my final team on Telegram. Join Now > CricGram Telegram

Captain and Vice-Captain (IND vs NZ Today Match Prediction)

  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Ravi Ashwin
  • Virat Kohli
  • Kane Williamson
  • Axar Patel
  • K Jamieson

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

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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