February 7, 2019
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IND vs NZ Dream11 Team 2nd T20I Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

By Akshay Singh

India Tour of New Zealand | India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I | Dream11 Prediction

After tormenting the visitors in the first T20I with a record margin of 80 runs, the Blackcaps will march into the Eden Park in Auckland with only one thought in their mind and that is to take an unassailable lead in the series by 2-0.

The visitors though will look into their batting unit which plundered under pressure and reached nowhere near the target in the first game. The big guns like Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya all failed miserably which meant that they were 80 runs short of the target.

Not only the batting unit but the bowling also did not click for India as all the bowlers were taken to the cleaners by the New Zealand batting unit led by Tim Siefert who got a blistering 84 off 43 deliveries which included 7 fours and 6 sixes.

India has to look for something different in both facets of the game to possess a defiant challenge to the hosts in the second T20I which will help them to stay alive in the series with the final match set to be played at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on February 10.

Match Details

Where – Eden Park, Auckland

When – February 08, Friday at 11:30 AM IST

IND vs NZ Team News

  • New Zealand after a scintillating win in the first game are unlikely to tinker with their eleven.
  • After the bashing Khaleel Ahmed took in the first T20I, he might get replaced by Siddharth Kaul.
  • India might opt for a proper batsman in the form of Shubman Gill replacing all-rounder Vijay Shankar.

IND vs NZ Squads

India Squad:

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Khaleel Ahmed
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Siddharth Kaul
  • Rishabh Pant
  • MS Dhoni
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Shubman Gill
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand Squad:

  • Kane Williamson(c)
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Tim Southee
  • Tim Seifert
  • Doug Bracewell
  • Colin de Grandhomme
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Ross Taylor
  • Blair Tickner
  • James Neesham
  • Scott Kuggeleijn
  • Colin Munro

IND vs NZ Playing 11


Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul. (Doubt: Khaleel Ahmed)

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Ross Taylor, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn.

IND vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team

Fantasy picks from India

  • The opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma would be very crucial for India.
  • Rishabh Pant failed to make an impact in the first T20I but would like to make a mark in this game.
  • Bowlers were taken to the cleaners in the last game, there can be some unexpected changes in this facet with Bhuvneshwar Kumar being the only reliable pick here.
  • The all-round duo of Pandya brothers will be the safe bets as well.

Fantasy picks from New Zealand

  • Both Colin Munro and Tim Seifert blazed away in the last game right from the word go and will look to give an impeccable start once again.
  • In the all-round department, Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner will be the reliable bets.
  • Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee and Scott Kuggeleijn all were fantastic in the last game, all are expected to feature.

Note: Make IND vs NZ Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed above and team news.

Akshay Singh

A retrospective individual who loves to impersonate for the readers with my writings

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