The 2nd of the Five-match T20I series between New Zealand and Australia will be played at University Oval, Dunedin. We will cover NZ vs AUS Dream11 Prediction, match preview, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Australia’s struggle in the T20 formant continues as they lost the first match of the series by a margin of 53 runs. The team appeared to be a little inexperienced in terms of exposure to international cricket, which might have been one reason for the loss.
Aaron Finch’s poor form from the Big Bash continues as he got out early in the last match. Matthew Wade and Josh Philippe, who appeared to be in their best form, couldn’t score much, but they would hope to come back stronger in the next match.
In the middle-order, Mitchell Marsh batted decently, trying to stabilize the innings, but he did not get enough support from the other end. Both Maxwell and Stoinis, who were supposed to be the big hitters, got out cheaply. In the end, Ashton Agar and Jhye Richardson scored some runs, but it was very late.
The bowlers started very well by picking up three early wickets and had everything under control, but after that, they couldn’t maintain the pressure, and as a result, they ended up conceding a lot of runs. Lack of experience in the bowling attack was visible.
Jhye Richardson bowled decently, picking up two wickets, and also Daniel Sams managed to pick up a couple of wickets, but he was quite expensive. All the other bowlers went for runs and also failed to pick up wickets.
Australia would be hoping to make a comeback by winning the next match to level the series 1-1.
New Zealand continues their successful run in the T20 format from their last series by comfortably winning the 1st T20I. They have been performing consistently and have been building their squad for the upcoming T20I World Cup.
Martin Guptill has been struggling lately and has not been consistent in providing an excellent start to the team. Time Seifert and Kane Williamson have been doing an excellent job in the top-order and giving stability to the middle-order, but both of them couldn’t score much in the last match.
Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips have been one of the best finds for New Zealand in the middle-order. Both of them can play the anchor’s role and can go berserk when needed for the team. Conway was brilliant with the bat in the last match and missed his well-deserved century just by one run.
In the lower middle-order, Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner have been performing their role as all-rounders pretty well.
The experienced bowling unit of New Zealand completed rattled the Australian team. Ish Sodhi bowled exceptionally well, picking up four wickets, and the experienced fast bowling duo Southee-Boult managed to pick up 2 wickets.
New Zealand looks a better side than Australia, and they would want to crush Australia in the 2nd T20 and take a more significant lead in the series by 2-0.
New Zealand vs Australia, 2nd T20I, Australia tour of New Zealand, 2021
Date: 25th February 2021
Time: 06:30 AM IST
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
New Zealand vs Australia Head-to-head:
Total Match Played: 10
Won By NZ: 3
Won By AUS: 7
The pitch here is generally considered to be high scoring.
Average first innings score:
Not many T20I matches have been played here, so the statistics aren’t available.
The weather will be partly cloudy, and there is a slight chance of rain during the match.
NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team News
If there is any news about any player or injury will be updated.
Probable Playing XI:
Aaron Finch (C), Matt Wade (WK), Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Daniel Sams, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye/Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.
D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff, Tanveer Sangha, Riley Meredith, Kane Richardson/Andrew Tye.
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.
Mark Chapman, Hamish Bennett.
Top Picks for NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team:
(1 M, 12 R, 12 A)
Williamson will be leading the side and also plays at No.3. He is well known for playing according to the situation and providing stability to the innings.
(1 M, 1 R, 1 A)
He is the wicket-keeper batsman and one of the Top 10 batsmen in the world in the T20I format. Seifert generally opens the innings for NZ.
(1 M, 99 R, 99 A)
He is a left-handed batsman and generally bats in the middle-order. Conway played exceptionally well in the last match, scoring an unbeaten 99 runs.
(1 M, 3 O, 2 W)
Southee is a right-arm fast bowler and well known for his ability to swing the ball both ways. He performed well in the last match as he picked up 2 wickets for just 10 runs.
(1 M, 3 O, 2 W)
He is a left-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace, and can also swing the ball. Trent Boult bowled decently, picking up 2 wickets in the last match.
(1 M, 7 R, 7 A + 3.3 O, 1 W)
He is a left-arm orthodox bowler and can also play some big shots down the order. Santner scored 7 runs and managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.
(1 M, 26 R, 26 A + 1 O, 0 W)
He is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. Neesham batted well in the last match scoring 26 runs.
(1 M, 4 O, 4 W)
He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and troubles the batmen with his tight lines. Sodhi bowled brilliantly in the last match, picking up 4 wickets.
(1 M, 1 R, 1 A)
Skipper Finch opens the innings for the team and is one of the destructive batsmen. He is the No.3 T20I batsman. Finch has been going through a rough patch in his batting.
(1 M, 1 R 1 A + 1 O, 0 W)
He is one of the top all-rounders and one of the Top 10 batsmen across the world in the T20I format. Maxwell got out for just 1 run in the last match and also went wicketless.
(1 M, 4 O, 2 W)
He is a young right-arm fast bowler and had a perfect Big Bash season. Jhye Richardson continued his excellent form and managed to pick up a couple of wickets in the last match.
(1 M, 45 R, 45 A)
He is an all-rounder but has not been bowling much since his ankle injury in the IPL last year. Marsh batted well, scoring 45 runs in the last match.
(1 M, 8 R, 8 A + 2 O, 1 W)
Stoinis is also an all-rounder but is mostly known for his ability to hit big sixes. In the last match, he managed to pick up a wicket but scored only 8 runs.
(1 M, 12 R, 12 A)
He is a wicket-keeper batsman and opens the innings along with Finch. Wade can play a long inning if he gets set on the crease. He scored 12 runs in the last match.
(1 M, 1 R, 1 A + 4 O, 2 W)
He is an all-rounder and equally good with both bat and ball. Sams was expensive with the ball but managed to pick up 2 wickets and scored only 1 run in the last match.
(1 M, 3 O, 0 W)
He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and is consistent at picking up wickets. Zampa bowled well in the last match but failed to pick up a wicket.
NZ vs AUS Dream11 Prediction:
- Kane Williamson
- Glenn Maxwell
- Aaron Finch
- Tim Seifert
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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.