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| On Feb 24, 2022 12:20 AM IST

NZ vs SA: Possible New Zealand Playing 11 for 2nd Test, Players Stats for Today’s Dream11 Team Prediction


NZ Playing 11: The New Zealand team will be up against the South Africa team in the 2nd test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. The New Zealand team won the 1st test match by an innings and 276 runs and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture.

The key run scorers for the team were Henry Nicholls with a century, while Tom Blundell contributed 96. The likes of Colin De Grandhomme, Matt Henry, and Neil Wagner were impressive as well to score around 50 runs. In the bowling unit, Matt Henry and Tim Southee picked a five-for in alternate innings. The home team would look to complete the whitewash in this fixture.


Team News

  • Trent Boult unavailable due to lack of match practice and chances of injury.
  • No changes in the New Zealand squad for 2nd Test.
  • The team is expected to play with same set of players.

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NZ Playing 11 (likely)

1. Tom Latham (c)
2. Will Young
3. Devon Conway
4. Henry Nicholls
5. Daryl Mitchell
6. Tom Blundell (wk)
7. Colin de Grandhomme
8. Kyle Jamieson
9. Tim Southee
10. Neil Wagner
11. Matt Henry

Read: Best opener in the world

New Zealand Squad

Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Cam Fletcher, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Hamish Rutherford, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner, Neil Wagner, Will Young.

New Zealand vs South Africa Dream11 captain, vice captain picks from NZ

1. Tom Latham Stats in Tests

Although the experienced player failed in the last fixture, but will be the best pick for your fantasy team due to his terrific track record and form in the last 6 months in the test format. In 64 test matches, he has hammered 4501 runs at an average of 42.46.

Matches Runs Average
Tests 64 4501 42.46
Last Home Series 2 267 89

Read: Best spinner in the world

2. Matt Henry Stats in Tests

Matt was the best performer for the team in the 1st Test and can be the vice captain for for your fantasy team. In 15 test matches, he has scalped 46 wickets and has 294 runs to his name as well.

Matches Wickets Runs
Tests 15 46 294
Last 3 Matches 3 11 105

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Harshit Rathi

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