NZ Vs IND Dream11 Team, Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: After their debacle in their series opener, India strive to restore parity in the series.
Losing their first match in the ongoing ICC Test Championship is bound to have massively hurt India. With Virat Kohli and the rest of the side speaking about the kind of importance they had accorded to the marquee tournamnet, the way the side was dismissed from sights by the Black Caps is set to have dealt a calamitous blow to the visiting unit.
Completely dominated by the hosts right from the very first delivery, India put in a drab and dreary display in the first test match. They were comprehensively outplayed in every department of the game by New Zealand to be handed over a contentious 10 wicket defeat after putting up a sorry 9 run target for the home side.
Now as they step out to contest the second and final encounter of the series, for India this clash is more than just an opportunity to level the series. The side will be scouring for redemption in this tie as they look to make amends for their previous display and show that they have the mettle prevelant in them to prevail on the most sublime of bowling surfaces in the world.
NZ Vs IND Probable Winner
Whilst India will pick themselves up and paper over the cracks of the previous display, this surface is going to be too much for them to cope with. With the middle-order way too prone to collapsing and losing its way, the visitors should end up falling apart with the bat to hand over New Zealand a 2-0 win in the series.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Akin to the previous tie, the surface laid out for this fixture is a completely bowling conducive surface as well. Completely covered in grass, the ball will frisk around in the hands of the pacers with the ball growing onto the batsmen abruptly, conditions the team winning the toss will be looking to capitalise on by opting to field first.
Probable Playing 11
Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel
Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
T20 Match Test Series
Match: New Zealand Vs India Second Test
Date And Time: 29th February, Saturday -4:00am IST
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Telecast: Star Sports 1, Hindi/ Select 1/HD
5 Must Have Players
- Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult
- Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Across the course of the last 6 months, one player who has made a name for himself in New Zealand’s cricketing arena is BJ Watling. He has shown immense acumen and knowhow in the longest format of the game to hold fort and craft out pivotal lengthy innings to make him our pick for the upcoming encounter.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Batsmen
With 89 runs in the previous encounter, we begin this ambit of our Dream 11 side with the selection of New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson. He showed why he’s considered as one of the most pious names in the arena with the player both keeping his intent in check and opening his arms when needed.
Ross Taylor came up with 44 runs in the same encounter as he and his captain stitched together a pivotal 93 run partnership for the second wicket. From India meanwhile we will be beginning with captain Virat Kohli, someone who has scored a staggering 756 runs in 8 test matches in the country.
Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has 586 runs in 6 test matches in New Zealand, ones accrued owing to 46 and 29 runs the last time around to see him complete our one-two of picks from the side.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 All-Rounders
Ravindra Jadeja was inexplicably left out of India’s side for the first test match and with it being evident of the immense void left in the outfit owing to his absence, the all-rounder is all set to return for this encounter. He has 17 wickets in New Zealand and is more than adept at bolstering India’s lower middle-order with the bat as well.
Elsewhere from the home setup, with him having a skill set which allows him to pull off contributions with both the bat and ball, Colin de Grandhomme makes a way into our Dream 11 setup.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Bowling Order
After decimating India in the first encounter and with this surface being reminiscent to the one doled out for the bygone affair, it was only befitting of us to move in for New Zealand’s pace bowling trio. We begin with Kyle Jamieson who impressed us immensely in what was his debut encounter for the side.
He snared 4 wickets along with piling on 44 runs as well to make him a must have pick. With 9 wickets in the same fixture, Tim Southee comes in alongside new ball partner Trent Boult who snared 5 wickets.
From India we are getting in Mohammed Shami. In the absence of Ishant Sharma he is the senior most bowler in Team India and lot would be expected of him.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With him being capable of piling runs on any surface, Williamson will captain our side while Southee is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Watling, Kohli, Williamson, Taylor, Rahane, Colin, Jadeja, Boult, Southee, shami, Jamieson
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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.