New Zealand vs India Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 2nd T20I
New Zealand and India will collide in the second T20I of the five-match T20I series at Eden Park in Auckland. We will provide NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Match Preview.
Team India proved their class in the opening encounter chasing a total of 203 runs in just 19 overs.
Batting first, Colin Munro and Guptill gave a solid start to the team scoring 59, and 30 runs before the experienced duo of Williamson and Taylor played attacking knocks of 51 and 54* respectively to take the team to a total of 203. Bumrah, Chahal, and Dube were impressive, with the ball taking one scalp each.
Chasing the target, KL Rahul continued his good form scoring 56 runs from just 27 balls while Rohit got out cheaply. Chase King Kohli and Shreyas Iyer were clinical scoring 45 and 58* respectively to ensure successful chase for India. Ish Sodhi was the only positive for hosts taking two scalps in an otherwise poor bowling effort.
Team India will be eager to continue the winning momentum ahead but will also hope for a better effort from their bowlers. At the same time, Kiwis will put their best effort tomorrow to bounce back and give a tough challenge to the mighty Indian team.
NZ vs IND, 2nd T20I Match, India tour of New Zealand 2020.
Eden Park, Auckland.
12:30 PM, 26th January 2020.
Average 1st innings score: 168
Average 2nd innings score: 149
The pitch is expected to support batsmen, and a first total approx 180 can be expected with the chasing side having equal opportunity.
As per sources, The pitch is likely to get slow down due to excessive heat. Thus, providing support to spinners and pacers with variations.
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn, Hamish Bennett, Blair Tickner.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur.
NZ vs IND Dream11 Team News
- They are likely to go with a similar playing XI.
- The only change team management can try is bringing Navdeep Saini for Shardul Thakur.
Probable Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Hamish Bennett.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
Top picks for IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction
Skipper Williamson is one of the best players in world cricket and scored attacking fifty from just 26 balls in the first T20I.
He has performed exceptionally well from the past two years and is in good form. He will be the key in the middle order for New Zealand and proved it in the last match scoring 54 runs at a strike rate of 200.
He has a good record in this format and can score at a blistering strike rate and can also bowl a few overs if required. He scored 59 runs from just 42 balls in the first T20I.
Opener Guptill has the talent and experience to anchor big innings but has failed to perform in recent times. He scored 30 runs in the last match.
Colin De Grandhomme:
He is an attacking batsman and good medium-pacer and is in good form currently. He is likely to bat at two down but is not bowling any overs.
He is an attacking lower-order batsman and witty spinner. He can find it difficult to trouble quality Indian batsmen and went for plenty in the last match.
Southee is an experienced pacer and can also score quick runs with the bat. He will lead the pace attack of Kiwis.
He is an attacking batsman and will bat in the middle order and can be an excellent pick in grand leagues.
Right Arm Legbreak bowler has played 40 T20Is matches and took 47 wickets. He struck twice in the first match.
He was the highest wicket-taker in the Dream11 Super Smash 2019-20, taking 17 wickets in 11 matches.
The world No.1 Batsmen in T20I, Virat, will bat at one down and can destroy any bowling line-up if he is set and gets going. He will be a must-pick in NZ vs IND Dream11 team and scored crucial knock of 45 runs.
He will open the innings for India and generally starts slow, but once he gets into the mood, then there is no stopping him, and he can hit the bowlers all around the park. He got out early in the last match and will hope to make amends tomorrow, scoring big.
He will open the innings and can also keep the wickets. His recent form is excellent and scored 56 runs from just 27 balls in the last match.
He proved his talent in the last match scoring 58 runs from just 29 balls and is in good form currently.
He is one of the world’s best pacers and can utilize the conditions to perfection in New Zealand. He took one scalp in the first match.
He is in lethal form and is taking plenty of wickets. He took seven scalps in the last three-match series but failed miserably in the first T20I.
Sir Jadeja can contribute in all the three departments and is also performing well recently. He can be a good budget pick in the second T20I.
Talented youngster Dube is an attacking batsman and handy medium-pacer. He took one scalp and scored quick 13 runs in the last match.
Wicket-taking leggie Chahal can destroy Kiwi Line-up single-handedly. He took one scalp in the opening T20I.
NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In the wicket-keeper, KL Rahul is good.
- In batsmen, Martin Guptill and Shreyas Iyer are also good options.
- Ravindra Jadeja and Colin de Grandhomme are also good to pick in all-rounders section.
- Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner, and Ish Sodhi are also good bowlers.
- Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Colin Munro are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Colin Munro.
For Grand Leagues: Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Shreyas Iyer.
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