IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 2nd T20I

IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 2nd T20I

India are on the verge of sealing the series with one match still to be played.

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Indian cricket team. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images)


India will take on New Zealand in the 2nd T20I of the series on Friday. India held their nerves to seal a 5-wicket victory in the first T20I to go 1-0 up in the series. Suryakumar Yadav’s crucial half-century in the run-chase helped them get the victory. Despite Mohammad Siraj and Deepak Chahar’s average bowling performances, Rohit Sharma and his men are likely to go with unchanged eleven for this match.

Runners-up in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2021, New Zealand gave their heart out against India in the first T20I, but ended up on the losing side. Excellent innings from Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman with the bat and later Trent Boult’s incredible spell with the ball couldn’t stop them from losing the match. They must win this to stay alive in the series.

Match Details:

India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I

Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

Date & Time: November 19th, at 7:00 PM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report:

JSCA International Stadium Complex has hosted only 2 T20Is to date. It’s a balanced wicket we can say where spinners will likely get enough grip. The boundaries are quite bigger and the batters need to use their muscles to clear the fence. Whoever wins the toss should bowl first.

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Probable Playing XIs for IND vs NZ:


Rohit Sharma (c), Lokesh Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Siraj

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Tim Siefert (wk), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham/Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi/Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

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Top Picks for IND vs NZ Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batters

Rohit Sharma looked confident in the first T20I and played some delightful strokes, before getting dismissed for 48 runs. He got a good start for his permanent captaincy stint and is hopeful of delivering well in this match as well.

Martin Guptill stole the show for New Zealand in the first T20I with his incredible power hitting.  A no-look six over mid-wicket against Deepak Chahar was one of the main highlights of his innings. He got dismissed after a well-made 70 runs from 42 balls.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Daryl Mitchell got out for a peach of a delivery from Bhuveshwar Kumar in the first T20I. It was just an off day for him and he is likely to bounce back in the second T20I.

Venkatesh Iyer opened his account with a boundary through mid-wicket in the first T20I. He could have done better and got out playing a false stroke. He is a different player when he plays at the top of the order.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Playing in his 50th T20I, Ravichandran Ashwin had an excellent game, where he picked up 2 wickets in the first match of the series against New Zealand. He is still evolving as a T20 bowler and is a must pick for your fantasy teams.

Trent Boult gave more than his 100 per cent and fought till the end in the first T20I. He removed well-settled Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav and returned with the figures of 2/31.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Rishabh Pant was struggling a bit in getting his timing right in the 1st T20I, but somehow managed to finish the things for India in the final over of the match. He remained not out on 17* runs from 17 balls.

IND vs NZ Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (Last Match) Dream11 Points
Rohit Sharma 48 runs 67
Suryakumar Yadav 62 runs 98
Ravichandran Ashwin 2 wickets 74
Martin Guptill 70 runs 97
Daryl Mitchell One wicket 27

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Tim Siefert, Lokesh Rahul (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell (vc), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma (vc), Mark Chapman, Martin Guptill (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson

IND vs NZ Risky Captaincy Choices:

Shreyas Iyer came in at the 17th over of the innings in the first T20I and managed to score only 5 runs from 8 balls. However, he is a talented batter and can be a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams considering the position he bats.

Mark Chapman played a sensible inning in the first T20I, where he scored 63 runs from 50 balls. It’s worth a risk and you can pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Player you should avoid:

Considering plenty of competition among the all-rounder’s, it’s better to avoid Axar Patel while making your fantasy teams.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.