ENG vs NZ Dream11 : The home side look to restore parity in the series after being routed in the series opener.
Meeting each other for the first time after partaking in the infamous ICC ODI World Cup, England ended up defeating New Zealand once again, only this time in a more comprehensive and clinical manner. The visitors were completely dominant over the hosts in the first of the five match T20 series slated between the two sides, putting in a clinical performance with both the bat and ball to take a crucial 1-0 lead in the series.
In what was touted to be an evenly matched contest with both the sides brimming with a slew of specialists in the T20 format, England blew apart the narrative to register a behemoth of a 7 wicket win in the bygone clash. It was a dire performance with both the bat and ball for New Zealand, one which saw them massively underachieve as the side failed to unlock the true potential prevelant in their setup.
Whilst the 153 runs the home side made were always going to be extremely tricky for them to defend, their bowlers were toyed around with as the English put up regular partnerships across the board to cruise to a win with 9 balls to spare. Now as the two sides get ready to battle it out again come today, for New Zealand the agenda is simple. This is a match they know they can’t afford to slip up in against a visiting side which will pounce on the slightest bit of slip ups from them.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
An absolutely gem of a wicket for batting, this surface promises to regale us in a cricket of a batting feast today. The wicket paired with the extremely short square boundaries will see us be in for a gargantuan batting effort with the side winning the toss choosing to bat first given the slight purchase the spinners get in the second part of the clash.
Probable Playing 11
- Joe Denly is out of the series for England due to a prevelant ankle injury.
Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee (C), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner
Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Eoin Morgan (C), Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Pat Brown
5 Match T20 Series
Match: New Zealand vs England Second T20
Date And Time: 3rd November, Sunday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner
- Tom Banton, James Vince, Sam Curran, Tom Curran
Top 4 Batting Order
- Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Colin de Grandhomme
- Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Eoin Morgan
- Colin Munro, Tim Seifert
- Tom Banton, James Vince
Death Overs Bowlers
- Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner
- Tom Curran, Pat Brown
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
With 32 runs in 26 balls in the previous clash, the Clack Caps’ wicket-keeper Tim Seifret is selected by us for this encounter. Whilst he’s a safe pair of hands with the gloves, the player has shown the repertoire of worldclass capabilities he posses in his artillery as a bat, making him a regulation pick for this docket.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Batsmen
Colin Munro made a brief stay in the middle in the last match but it was one which reminded us of why the player is considered so highly in the T20 format of the game. The opener went onto strike the ball cleanly to score 21 runs, giving us glimpses into his attractive and expansive strokeplay to see us sick with him for this encounter.
The 44 runs for Ross Taylor see us get him in as well from the side while from England we have befittingly gotten in a trio after their pristine run chase. It begins with Eoin Morgan who took 21 balls to score 34 runs and smashed his way to the fence on 5 occasions. He’s followed by James Vince who was the most pristine bat on the day with 59 runs, the top scorer for the side in an emphatic display of batting with opener Jonny Bairstow completing the docket.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 All-Rounders
The only bowler from his side to pick up wickets on the day, Mitchell Santner not only impressed due to his restrictive line and length but wicket to wicket bowling as well to return with imperious figures of 3-23. From the opposition we have the one player come in as well for us with us deciding to go in for Sam Curran giving his dual nature as a player and the escalated batting spot he holds in the side’s order.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Bowling Order
His brother Tom Curran comes into our side as well with both the players taking the new ball for England in the side’s previous clash along with sending down the death overs as well, two instances when wickets are the likeliest to tumble. Adil Rashid follows him whilst from New Zealand we are getting in the fiery and feisty Lockie Ferguson.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Vince is our captain for today’s clash while Bairstow has been opted for as 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.