NZ vs AUS Fantasy Prediction: New Zealand vs Australia 2nd T20I – 25 February (Dunedin). The fantasy stocks of Devon Conway and Daniel Sams have certainly gone high.
Hosts New Zealand will take on Australia in the 2nd T20I match of the five-match T20I series. The Trans-Tasman rivals are back for this mouth-watering series.
The Kiwis have been dominating in their home season, and they won the first game of the series with ease. Devon Conway again proved his class, whereas Williamson, Guptill, and Seifert should fire in this game. Tim Southee and Trent Boult are swinging the ball well, whereas Sodhi has been the lead spinner. New Zealand would want to continue their good form.
The Australian team lacked experience in the first game, and this is a crucial game for them. Aaron Finch is in poor form, whereas Maxwell also needs to step up in this game. Mitchell Marsh has been batting well, whereas Stoinis is also looking decent. Jhye Richardson and Daniel Sams are the major wicket-takers of this side.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
This pitch has been decent for batting with the average 1st innings score being 166 runs.
Total T20 Domestic Games Played: 15; Bat 1st Won: 5; Bat 2nd Won: 10
We can expect clear weather throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.
Australia – Matthew Wade, Aaron Finch, Josh Phillipe, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Sams, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.
Five Match T20I Series
Match: New Zealand vs Australia Second T20I Match
Date and Time: 25 February, Thursday – 6:30 AM IST
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, and Devon Conway.
Josh Phillipe, Matthew Wade, Aaron Finch, and Marcus Stoinis.
Death Over Specialists
- Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee
- Kane Richardson and Jhye Richardson
NZ vs AUS Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Tim Seifert will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Seifert scored 176 runs in the last T20I series against Pakistan at an average of 88.00, whereas his strike-rate was 139.68. He is a brilliant opener and should fire in this game.
NZ vs AUS Fantasy Batsmen
Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, and Devon Conway will be our batsmen from New Zealand. Williamson doesn’t require stats to prove his class, whereas Conway was immense in the last game, and he has scored 273 T20I runs at an average of 91.00. Guptill is in poor form, but he is a veteran of 2621 T20I runs and has the ability to turn the game.
Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis will be our batsmen from Australia. Finch is in poor form, but he scored 271 T20I runs in 2020 at an average of 33.88, whereas his strike-rate was 138.97. Stoinis scored 396 runs in the recent BBL season at a strike-rate of 142.44, whereas he can bowl a few overs of his pace-bowling. Both of them are match-winners.
NZ vs AUS Fantasy All-Rounders
Glenn Maxwell and Daniel Sams will be our all-rounders from Australia. Maxwell scored 379 runs in the recent BBL season at a strike-rate of 143.56, whereas he scalped seven wickets in bowling. Sams scalped 11 wickets in recent BBL, whereas he scored 200 runs with the bat. Both of them are vital for this side.
NZ vs AUS Fantasy Bowlers
From New Zealand, the duo of Tim Southee and Trent Boult will make it into our team. Southee has scalped 11 wickets in his last five T20I games, whereas Boult is also a world-class bowler. Both of them make a great pair for the hosts, and they scalped a couple of wickets each in the previous game.
Jhye Richardson will be our bowler from Australia. Richardson scalped 29 wickets in the recent BBL season, whereas he was also the highest wicket-taker. He scalped a couple of wickets in the previous game.
Alternative Changes: Martin Guptill & Aaron Finch Out; Mitchell Marsh & Matthew Wade In.
Match Prediction: New Zealand are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Kane Williamson and Glenn Maxwell
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Devon Conway and Daniel Sams
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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