IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: The second and final Test match between hosts India and New Zealand is scheduled to start from 3 December at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The opening Test match between these two top teams of this two-match Test series ended in a thrilling draw.
The Indian team would surely be really disappointed with their batting in both the innings as barring debutant Shreyas Iyer who scored a remarkable century and fifty in the Test match, the rest of the batters failed to contribute with any noticeable performances especially the senior duo of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. Team India‘s regular captain Virat Kohli is all set to make a return for this second Test match. On the other hand, New Zealand will be high on confidence after a courageous effort in Kanpur both with the bat and ball. The Kiwis now have a great chance to win their maiden Test series in India.
Fixture Name: 2nd Test, India vs New Zealand
Competition: India vs New Zealand Test
Date: 3 December
Time: 9:30 AM IST
Ground: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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The wicket at the Wankhede Stadium is expected to offer some balanced conditions that will have enough help both for the batters and bowlers. The red-soil pitch will have good quality of bounce that will assist the fast bowlers as well as spinners throughout the five days of the Test match. The rain gods could play spoilsport on the opening day in Mumbai. Thus, picking a mixed combination of batters, all-rounders and bowlers will be a safe option from the fantasy cricket point of view.
Team Form Guide:
IND (recent last): D W L W D
NZ (recent last): D W W D W
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Virat Kohli Stats in Mumbai
Indian captain Virat Kohli will surely be an important batter for his team in this Test match and he will be desperate to score his first century in international cricket since November 2019. Kohli also has some exceptional numbers while playing at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai as he has an impressive average of 72.17.
Ravichandran Ashwin Stats in Mumbai
Without much of doubt, if India are to win this second Test and series against New Zealand, senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has to be amongst the wickets. Much like his captain, Ashwin also has a fabulous record in Mumbai with the ball having picked up as many as 30 wickets.
Tom Latham Stats in India
New Zealand opener Tom Latham delivered a phenomenal performance in the first Test against India under pressure. Latham composed a brilliant knock of 95 runs in the first innings and also scored a crucial fifty in the fourth innings of the Test match in Kanpur.
Kyle Jamieson Stats vs India in Tests
While playing his debut Test match in the Indian conditions that do not have much of assistance for the seamers, Kiwi lanky speedster Kyle Jamieson contributed with an amazing performance in the first Test. Jamieson ended up picking up an excellent four-wicket haul in the first innings and also took three scalps in the second innings.
Team India will be eyeing to contribute with the best of their efforts and they will once again depend a lot on the likes of Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli to take the responsibility with the bat. The likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel and Umesh Yadav will be their crucial bowlers.
On the other hand, New Zealand will be hoping to continue the brilliant confidence gained from the 1st Test and the likes of Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor will be their mainstay clogs in the batting department while the trio of Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson and Ajaz Patel will form a crucial part of the bowling attack. It is expected to be an exciting Test match between two quality sides. According to the IND vs NZ today match prediction & India vs New Zealand cricket betting tips, India are the favourites to win this match.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Tom Blundell
BATTERS: Tom Latham, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Will Young
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja
BOWLERS: Umesh Yadav, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson
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For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Virat Kohli, Kyle Jamieson.
For Grand League: Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Latham.