ENG vs NZ Dream11: England were prudent in the first match of the series as they closed off with a comprehensive victory over the hosts New Zealand in the first T2OI by 7 wickets.
Now, the two teams will collide in the second T20I which will be played at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
Talking about the first T20I, the visitors won the toss and opted to bowl first on a green wicket. The likes of Ross Taylor (44 off 35), Tim Seifert (32 off26) and a swashbuckling 30 off 17 deliveries from Daryl Mitchell down the order propelled New Zealand to a formidable 153.
England’s chase was led by James Vince and Jonny Bairstow who got scores of 59 and 35 respectively to their name helping England achieve the target with 7 wickets in hand and 9 balls to spare.
Here, we have come up with the team news, possible playing elevens and Fantasy picks for ENG vs NZ Dream11 today match prediction.
Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 3rd November at 06:30 AM IST
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Total played: 17
England won: 11
New Zealand won: 05
No Result: 01
With short boundaries all around the stadium, this ground could well be termed as a heaven for the batsmen. The highest score in T20Is here is 219 for the loss of 6 wickets and chasing has always been much easier.
England Team News
No changes in the eleven are expected after a winning start to the series.
However, Tom Banton could get a nod ahead of Dawid Malan in this game.
Injuries: Joe Denly (Ankle Injury) has ruled him out of the remainder of the series. No replacement has been named yet.
Team combination: Jonny Bairstow will be opening the innings but it isn’t sure whether Dawid Malan or Tom Banton will partner him at the top.
James Vince will follow up preceding the skipper Eoin Morgan. No changes in the bowling department are expected.
ENG Playing 11- (Expected)
Tom Banton/Dawid Malan, James Vince, Eoin Morgan, Adil Rashid, Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Pat Brown.
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New Zealand Team News
All-rounder James Neesham was a notable absentee in the last game. He could come in for Scott Kuggelijn in this game.
Left-arm seamer Trent Boult will be available from the third T20I.
Injuries: No injury updates
Expected to be benched: Scott Kuggelijn
Team combination: If Scott Kuggelijn gets axed, all-rounder James Neesham will fill his spot. The rest of the eleven is expected to remain the same.
NZ Playing 11- (Expected)
Tim Siefert, Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee.
Eoin Morgan(c), Dawid Malan, Patrick Brown, Lewis Gregory, Joe Denly, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, James Vince, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow(w), Tom Banton, Sam Curran.
Tim Southee(c), Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Seifert(w), Lockie Ferguson, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Blair Tickner, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi.
Fantasy picks from England-
Jonny Bairstow: The wicket-keeper batter is definitely an unmissable pick here. In his last 4 T20I innings he has got scores of 68, 12, 37 and 35.
Eoin Morgan: The skipper is one of the most intimidating strikers of the ball if he gets going. He has remained unbeaten in his last three T20I innings scoring 101 runs.
James Vince: The Hampshire batsman proved his worth in the last game by playing a match-winning knock. He has got 105 runs from his last three T20I knocks.
Sam Curran could be an X-factor for England in this game, given his ability to swing the new ball and scoring crucial runs down the order.
Players to avoid:
Dawid Malan, Pat Brown
Fantasy picks from New Zealand-
Martin Guptill: He is a fearless striker once he gets going. However, his recent form is not that good but he has got 2285 runs to his name from 76 innings.
Ross Taylor: His knock in the last game propelled New Zealand to a respectable total. The veteran has scored 148 runs from his last 5 innings.
Tim Southee: The stand-in skipper has scalped 71 wickets from 62 T20Is. He will be leading the bowling attack for the Blackcaps.
All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme will be the X-factor here. He has the power to hit those lusty blows and is a handy seamer as well who can chip in with two or three overs.
Players to avoid:
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have provided here of ENG vs NZ Dream11 match prediction is best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.
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