AUS Vs NZ Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: New Zealand look to restore parity in the series and overhaul an underachieving display the last time around.
Ripped into and blown apart by Australia in the series opener, for New Zealand, the test staring them in the face come the second test match of the three match series is an extremely testing, gruelling and arduous one. The side were trounced and frayed by Australia in the foregone encounter, a match which they’ll need to turnaround if they are to have any chance of keeping the series alive.
Defeated by a gargantuan 296 runs in the first test match, New Zealand were caught completely bereft of ideas on how to face off against a deadly Australian pace attack. They managed to muster up a mere 166 and 171 in their two innings, failing to even breach the symbolic milestone of 200 on any occasion as Australia halted their soirees with the bat with ease.
While for New Zealand the second clash is going to be a daunting and stern challenge, the Australians make an advent into this one propelled a buoyed by a clinical showing the last time around. While they were resplendent with the ball, their batting sojourns were equally eclectic and gripping, seeing the side post a gigantic 416 in their first innings which ended up being the defining moment in the encounter.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Although the wicket is an unknown entity with us set to have a drop in surface for today’s imminent encounter, typically, we have been immersed in a relatively friendly batting surface here and we envisage this track to play out in the same manner. The pacers will get purchase with the new ball but not too much to deter the batsmen, something which will lead the side winning the toss opting to bat first here.
Probable Playing 11
Joe Burns, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Travis Head, Tim Paine (C, WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, James Pattinson
Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
Three Match Test Series
Match: Australia Vs New Zealand Second Test Match
Date And Time: 25th December, Thursday- 5:30am IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD
- Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson
- Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling
Top 4 Batting Order
- Joe Burns, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith
- Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne
- Tom Latham, Kane Williamson
Long Spell Bowlers
- Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson
- Tim Southee, Trent Boult
AUS Vs NZ Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
He might have gotten just 40 runs the last time around for his side but the 106 runs he stuck out in the middle once again paid a massive testament to the immense resistance and perseverance on BJ Watling. He’s a bat who has imbued in him a nous of abilities as a bat to see the New Zealand wicket-keeper being brought in by us for the day.
AUS Vs NZ Dream11 Batsmen
There were qualms over his participating for this encounter but David Warner has been given the go ahead for the encounter with the opener recovering in time from his injury to see us bring him in for the day. He came up with 43 runs in Australia’s first innings, a solid little display for him to make him our first pick.
Steve Smith has clearly not endured the same time as he did in the Ashes series over the course of the last couple of months but the bat is someone we just can’t ignore. He got 43 in the first innings, a knock which promised that he’s capable of reviving his touch come today’s contest to see us rope him into our setup.
Rory Burn will be our 3rd pick from Australian side.
Elsewhere, with 80 runs in the previous encounter, Ross Taylor is our pick from New Zealand for the imminent encounter.
AUS Vs NZ Dream11 All-Rounders
Where the discourse was all about Steve Smith earlier in the year for Australia, come the second half of 2019 and Marnus Labuschagne has hammered down his spot in the annuls of Australia’s batting order. The player has made massive inroads with his patience, application and technique, one which saw him come up 143 and 50 runs the last time around to make him our choice for the day.
The 23 and 33 runs for Colin de Grandhomme along with the two wickets with the ball see us get in New Zealand’s all-rounder for the imminent tie.
AUS Vs NZ Dream11 Bowling Order
The 5 wickets for him in the first innings along with the 4 wickets in the second innings make Australia’s new ball and frontline pacer, Mitchell Starc an instant selection for the upcoming encounter. He’s going to be partnered up by James Pattinson for this one along with spinner Nathan Lyon who snagged the 6 wickets for hi side to leave Australia in disarray.
Elsewhere, with 5-69 in the same outing, Tim Southee is going to be our singular selection from the Black Caps to bring an end to our set of picks for the fixture.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Labuschagne retains his place as the captain for the match while Starc is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.