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AUS vs NZ Dream11 Match Prediction | 2nd Test | Team News

Australia vs New Zealand Match Preview:

AUS vs NZ Dream11: Australia will face New Zealand in the 2nd Test match of the ongoing series on the boxing day starting from Thursday morning. Australia defeated New Zealand in the first test in a completely one-sided affair. The onus now is on Kane Williamson and his men as the Kiwis would be looking to mount a comeback. Australian side would be eager to win this game and seal the series in Melbourne only. The New Zealand side, on the other hand, would try to up their game to win this one and keep the series alive.

Match Details:

New Zealand Tour of Australia 2019 – 2nd Test Match
Date: Thursday, 26t December 2019
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Time: 5:00 AM IST

Head to Head (last 5 games):

Australia: 4
New Zealand: 0
Draw: 1

Australia vs New Zealand Team News


Injury Update: Josh Hazelwood is out injured.

  • James Pattinson will replace Josh Hazelwood in the playing 11.
  • Michael Nesser could also be drafted into the playing 11 for Travis Head.
  • The rest of the playing 11 is expected to remain unchanged.

AUS Playing 11- (Expected)

David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Travis Head/Michael Neser, Tim Paine (C/Wk), James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Nathan Lyon.

New Zealand

Injury Update: Lockie Ferguson is out injured.

  • New Zealand have made 2 changes in their playing 11 from the last game.
  • Pace Bowler Trent Boult is back in the playing 11 in place of Lockie Ferguson.
  • Tom Blundell will open the innings in place of Jeet Raval.
  • The rest of the playing 11 is expected to remain the same.

NZ Playing 11- (Expected)

Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (Wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, and Trent Boult.

AUS vs NZ Dream11 Squads

Australia Squad

David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Travis Head, Tim Paine(C), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, James Pattinson, Michael Neser, and Peter Siddle.

New Zealand Squad

Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Todd Astle, Jeet Raval, Matt Henry, and Kyle Jamieson

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Picks:

Fantasy picks from Australia

  • David Warner – 7009 runs in 82 tests – 48.34 average
  • Steven Smith – 7072 runs in 71 tests – 63.14 average
  • Pat Cummins – 134 wickets in 28 tests – 22.19 average
  • Mitchell Starc – 1492 runs and 238 wickets in 55 tests

Fantasy picks from New Zealand

  • Kane Williamson – 6370 runs in 77 tests – 52.21 average
  • Ross Taylor – 7125 runs in 97 tests – 46.57 average
  • Neil Wagner – 194 wickets in 45 tests – 26.79 average
  • Tim Southee – 1650 runs and 267 wickets in 70 tests

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Team:

WK: T Paine

BAT: H Nicholls, K Williamson, S Smith (C), D Warner

AR: M Labuschagne

BOWL: N Wagner, T Southee, P Cummins, M Starc (VC), J Pattinson

Captain Options: S Smith, D Warner, K Williamson, M Starc

Fantasy Tip: Pick pace bowlers in your grand league teams also make them captain and vice-captain.

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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions, depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have produced here for Dream11 are the best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.

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