ENG Vs NZ Dream11 Team, Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: New Zealand look to seal the two match series when they take on a floundering English side.
For England, 2019 has been a horrendous time in red ball cricket. For all the consummate success the side tasted in the shorter formats of the game, the longest format has been equally unkind to them with the team being ripped apart and torn to pieces in the test cricket format.
Failing to learn any lesson from their debacle in the Ashes series, a lacklustre and despondent English side was routed and thumped by the Black Caps in the series opener as the hosts decimated and clinically dismantled them in all departments of the game. Restricted for 353 in their first innings before leaking 615 to New Zealand, England completely collapsed as they chased a deficit to be sent packing for just 197 and with it hand over an innings and 65 run win to the home side.
It was a howler of a display, one which saw the side be subjected to massive slander for the kind of cricket doled out by them. What has made for appalling viewing in particular is the lack of cohesion in the side with the team clearly unsure of how to paper over the never ending cracks, shuffling around with their combination with no real rewards.
The side are entrapped in a predicament, one New Zealand will be looking to capitalise on and catapult the visitors to their second defeat on the bounce and with it wrap up the two match series in their favour. Given the form both the sides carry into this clash, this looks set to be a foregone conclusion, a match New Zealand should cruise their way to a win.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Although conventionally a solid batting surface, the heavy cloud cover across the match will mean that batting here won’t be the easiest of propositions. The new ball is bound to deviate with rain in the air but the nature of the track won’t deter the batsmen from still preferring to come out and bat first on this wicket.
Probable Playing 11
- Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme sustained injuries prior to this encounter and are set to skip this match for New Zealand.
Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Lockie Ferguson
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes (WK), Sam Curran, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer
Two Match Test Series
Match: New Zealand vs England Second Test Match
Date And Time: 29th November, Friday- 3:30am IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner
- Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Sam Curran, Jack Leach
Top 4 Batting Order
- Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor
- Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root
Specialist Test Cricket Batsmen
- Kane Williamson, BJ Watling
- Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root
Long Spell Bowlers
- Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee
- Sam Curran, Stuart Broad
ENG Vs NZ Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
After smashing a behemoth double century in the previous encounter, New Zealand’s BJ Watling was an instant pick for us today. With 205 runs in the last encounter, he not only held fort for his side at a time when wickets were tumbling but put on a gargantuan score for his side, one which was improbable for England to ease past.
ENG Vs NZ Dream11 Batsmen
Despite getting 51 in the previous encounter, Kane Williamson was still subjected to scrutiny, such is the stature he holds in the international cricketing fraternity. He’s set to come out and add to that tally in this clash given the immense skill set imbued in him, a player whose innate ability to come out and thrive in the test cricket format makes him a must have performer for this clash.
The 52 in the first innings followed up 31 in the second see us make England’s Rory Burns the first name from the visiting side for this encounter. The player has been the foundation of his for quite some time now, a name who has waged a lone battle despite getting little assistance from the other end for quite some time now.
His team’s top scorer from the first encounter with the 74 and 35, Joe Denly comes into partner him for this affair.
ENG Vs NZ Dream11 All-Rounders
His team’s top scorer in the first innings, Ben Stokes not only got 91 but ended up taking the two wickets as well with 28 runs in the second innings to follow up. It was the perfect all round display by the player, someone whose escalated role in both the dockets of the game see him become our first pick for this encounter.
Sam Curran ended up getting the three wickets with the ball along with remaining unbeaten on 29 runs in the second innings to see him come in as well from the English side whilst from New Zealand we are bringing in Mitchell Santner. His 126 runs with the bat saw him string together a momentous 266 run partnership for the sixth wicket alongside Watling, a stand which was the defining moment of his side’s win and the reason for England’s demise.
Daryl Mitchell comes in as well from the unit after being called to fill in for the injured Colin de Grandhomme with the all rounder being someone who is capable of incorporating his traits in both the dockets of the game.
ENG Vs NZ Dream11 Bowling Order
With a total of five wickets in the previous encounter, New Zealand’s Tim Southee was always going to be an instant pick for us but what further pushed us his way is the injury to Boult. The set of events mean Tim Southee will be handed over an additional role with the ball, one which will see an influx of lengthy spells his way to see us opt for him here.
Stuart Broad might have gone wicketless in the last match but he’s someone we can’t afford to leave out, seeing him come in from England along with spinner Jack Leach who not only shagged two wickets but remained unbeaten on 18 as well in the first match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Williamson steps out to captain our team for this one whilst Stokes is the 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.