NZ Vs IND Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Hurting India look to level the series come this Saturday’s encounter.
Given the way the T20 series between these two units had played out in, even before the ODI series make a foray, India were widely touted as overwhelming favourites. However, the hosts were quick to remind everyone of their radiant calibre with a vibrant 4 wicket win in the series opener, a performance which ripped apart India’s bowling unit.
In what was a run feast, an extradonaire display of clean hitting by both the units revelled us in a tantalising affair. And India will undoubtedly be massively perturbed by host hw encounter unfolded for them with the side failing to defend what should have been a more than enough target of 348.
However, with contributions all the way down New Zealand’s batting order, India’s bowling unit was mauled throughout the tie to see the home side take an integral 1-0 lead in the series. It was a performance which for once gave India fodder to ponder upon while on the other hand imbibing in New Zealand’s ranks much yearend for confidence.
New Zealand showed what they are capable of the last time around with a bating display which will massively buoy them ahead of today’s encounter. However, this Indian unit hardly fails twice in a row and we envision the visitors coming up with an improved bowling display to restore parity in the series.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Yet another pinch perfect batting surface awaits us for the encounter, a track where the team winning the bat will be looking to come out and chase on. The extremely shot boundaries on the square region will make creaming the ball to the fence an extremely easy task, allowing for anything above 300 to be chased down with ease.
Probable Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Henry Nichols, Chapman, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (C, WK), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Hamish Bennett, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn
Mayank Aggarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Three Match ODI Series
Match: New Zealand Vs India Second ODI
Date And Time: 8th February, Saturday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Telecast: Star Sports 1, Hindi/ Select 1/HD
- Martin Guptill, Henry Nichols, Tom Latham, Mitchell Santner
- Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Top 4 Batting Order
- Martin Guptill, Henry Nichols, Chapman, Ross Taylor
- Mayank Aggarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer
- Martin Guptill, Tom Latham
- Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja
Death Overs Bowlers
- Hamish Bennett, Tim Southee
- Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
NZ vs IND Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
KL Rahul came out to bat in the number 5 slot the last time around for India but still managed to deliver a knock of 88 runs to make him our first pick in this slot of our Dream 11 side. Elsewhere, from the Black Caps we’ll once again be moving in for their captain, after Tom Latham reposed the faith he had put in him the last time around with 69 runs in a mere 48 balls.
NZ vs IND Dream11 Batsmen
Scoring his 21st century as he took New Zealand knock with his unbeaten knock of 89 runs the last time around, Ross Taylor will be our first pick for fixture from New Zealand. Opener Henry Nicholls comes in as well after his 7 run knock atop of the order laid down the platform for his side to go on and complete an enthralling run chase.
Martin Guptill was someone we considered as well after his 32 runs saw his partake in an 85 run opening partnership but his colossal price tag of 9.5 credits saw us veer clear of him. Meanwhile, with yet another half-century in his kitty, captain Virat Kohli comes in from India along with Shreyas Iyer who scored his first ODI 100 the last time around.
Opener Mayank Agarwal managed to come up with 32 runs in the same encounter to see him wrap up our set of picks for the encounter.
NZ vs IND Dream11 All-Rounders
Just the one pick for us in this one with New Zealand’s Colin de Grandhomme coming in. The 8 overs he sent down yielded a mere 41 runs along with him getting the 1 wicket as well and with him coming relatively high up the batting order as well, he makes for the pinch perfect all-rounder for this one.
Kedar Jadhav was a consideration from India but he we don’t envision him getting a long enough outing with the bat while Jadeja missed out owing to his hefty price tag.
NZ vs IND Dream11 Bowling Order
We’ll be beginning this docket of our Dream 11 side with Kuldeep Yadav from India. He was taken a liking to by the hosts the last time around and will be eyed up in this encounter as well but his ability to lure the bats into going into the false shots saw him pick up two wickets the last time around to see us stick with him.
We are also getting in Navdeep Saini who should play today after Thakur was cleaned out of the park in the series opener. Incase Saini misses out, Thakur will take over from him with us opting to leave out both Shami and Bumrah given their expensive price tags.
Elsewhere, with two wickets the last time around and deviations on the new ball as he got the ball to perturb India’s new look openers, Tim Southee becomes our pick from the home side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kohli will be our captain yet against while Taylor is the vice-captain.
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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.