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| On Feb 23, 2022 11:09 PM IST

NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction 2nd Test New Zealand vs South Africa Live Score, Pitch Report, Player Stats, Dream11 Team for Today’s Match

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NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction: The second and final Test match between New Zealand and South Africa is scheduled to start from 25 February (Friday) at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Hosts New Zealand registered a magnificent innings and 276 runs victory against South Africa in the first Test match to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. After a below par performance both in the batting as well as bowling departments, the visiting South African team will be looking to make a comeback.

NZ vs SA 2nd Test Match Details

Fixture Name: 2nd Test, New Zealand vs South Africa

Competition: New Zealand vs South Africa Test

Date: 25 February

Time: 3:30 AM IST

Ground: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

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NZ vs SA Pitch Report

The track at the Hagley Oval is expected to have enough of helpful conditions both for the batsmen and bowlers. The conditions will surely be challenging for the batsmen on the first two days of the Test match, however, things will improve as the match progresses.  The fast bowlers will enjoy bowling on this track due to the great quality of bounce.

Team Form Guide:
NZ (recent last): W W L L D
SA (recent last): L W W L W


 

NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction for Today Match

NZ Playing 11 (likely)

Tom Latham
Will Young

Devon Conway
Daryl Mitchell
Henry Nicholls
Tom Blundell
Colin de Grandhomme
Kyle Jamieson
Tim Southee 
Matt Henry
Neil Wagner/Trent Boult

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  • Kane Williamson will not be available for this game.
  • Trent Boult is very much likely to return into the playing 11 in place of Neil Wagner.
  • Tom Latham will be the captain.
  • Tom Blundell will don the wicket-keeping gloves.
  • The likes of Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Will Young and Henry Nicholls will be expected to play a significant role in the batting department.
  • The trio of Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee and Matt Henry will form an important part of the bowling attack.

Tom Latham Stats in Test

New Zealand captain Tom Latham has done impressively well especially in home Test matches over the years. The left-handed opening batsman has scored more than 4500 runs at an average of close to 45 that includes 22 fifties and 12 centuries.

Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Test Form
64 4501 42.46 22/12 15, 252, 14, 1

 

 

Devon Conway Stats in Test

For New Zealand, Devon Conway has had a fabulous start to his Test career while delivering a lot of match-winning performances. In his short Test career, Devon Conway has already smashed as many as 3 centuries and 2 fifties.

Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Test Form
6 659 65.09 2/3 36, 109, 13, 122

 

 

Tim Southee Stats in Test

For New Zealand, senior pacer Tim Southee has always performed sensationally well in the longest format of the game throughout his career especially at home. Southee scalped an amazing five-wicket haul in the second innings of the first Test against South Africa.

Matches Wickets Average Recent Test Form
84 335 28.26 5/35, 1/33, 1/54, 3/28, 1/21

SA Playing 11 (likely)

Dean Elgar
Aiden Markram
Sarel Erwee

Rassie van der Dussen
Temba Bavuma
Kyle Verreynne
Zubayr Hamza
Marco Jansen

Kagiso Rabada
Glenton Stuurman
Duanne Olivier

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  • Keegan Petersen will not be available for this entire series after testing positive for Covid-19.
  • Lungi Ngidi will be unavailable due to injury.
  • Dean Elgar will captain the side.
  • Kyle Verreynne will be the wicket-keeper.
  • They will once again depend a lot upon the likes of Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen to take the responsibility with the bat.
  • The likes of Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen and Duanne Olivier will be their crucial wicket-taking bowlers.

Dean Elgar Stats in Test

South African captain Dean Elgar will be hoping to take the onus on himself while playing a big innings with the bat in these challenging conditions. Elgar had an outstanding performance in the Test series against India at home.

Matches Runs 50/100 Recent Test Form
73 4583 19/13 0, 1, 30, 3, 96, 28, 77

 

Temba Bavuma Stats in Test

South Africa’s middle-order batsman Temba Bavuma has been at the top of his game in the recent while as seen in the India Test series. Temba Bavuma smashed a total of 221 runs from as many as 6 innings at an excellent average of 73.67.

Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
48 2366 33.8 17/1 41, 7, 32, 28, 23, 51

 

Kagiso Rabada Stats in Test

For South Africa, speedster Kagiso Rabada played a crucial role in the last Test series win against India at home. Rabada has taken more than 200 Test wickets at an average of less than 25.

Matches Wickets Average Recent Test Form
51 235 22.72 2/113, 3/53, 4/73, 3/77, 3/64

 

Who will win New Zealand vs South Africa today match?

  • New Zealand have now won two brilliant Test matches at home in a row against South Africa and Bangladesh.
  • South Africa have managed to win 3 out of their last 5 Test matches that includes the brilliant series win against India at home.
  • In the last 5 Test matches between these two teams, South Africa have had the upper hand with two amazing wins while two games ended in a draw.
  • New Zealand has never won a Test series against South Africa.

According to the New Zealand vs South Africa today match prediction, New Zealand are the favourites to win this match.

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NZ vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: Tom Blundell, Kyle Verreynne 
BATTERS: Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham
ALL-ROUNDERS: Marco Jansen
BOWLERS: Kagiso Rabada, Matt Henry, Tim Southee

NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction Captain & Vice Captain Choices

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Devon Conway, Kagiso Rabada.

For Grand League: Dean Elgar, Tim Southee.

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