New Zealand A vs India A, 2020: 2nd Unofficial ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

New Zealand A vs India A, 2020: 2nd Unofficial ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Sanju Samson is not available as he has joined India squad for the T20I series.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details

The 2nd unofficial ODI between New Zealand A and India A will be hosted at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (3:30 AM IST) (10:00 PM UTC – Previous Day). There is no live telecast of this match.

Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

After dominating in the warm-up games, India A continued the good work in the first unofficial ODI as well. Chasing an easy target, they absolutely blew away the opposition with their batting heroics. The likes of Mohammed Siraj and Khaleel Ahmed did a good job with the ball picking three and two wickets respectively. Axar Patel also chipped in with a couple of scalps as the opposition was restricted to just 230 runs.

In the chase, the Indian batsmen played aggressive knocks and finished the game in just 29.3 overs. With 48 runs, Prithvi Shaw was the top-scorer while a couple of other batsmen also looked good. After this comprehensive performance, India A will look to dominate once again in the 2nd unofficial ODI on Friday. The hosts, meanwhile, will focus on better application and would want to bounce back hard.

Weather Report

A cloudy day is predicted on Friday with gentle winds blowing throughout. Like usual, the humidity levels are forecast to be high and there wouldn’t be much rain. The maximum temperature on the day will be 22 C.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at the Hagley Oval isn’t a typical high-scoring one. There is plenty of assistance for the bowlers as long as they pitch it in the right areas. This isn’t a high scoring venue and batsmen will have to be careful with their shot selection. The pitch tends to get much better during the second innings.

Average first innings score: 225 (Last two ODIs at the Hagley Oval)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 0, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

Sanju Samson won’t be available as he has joined the India T20I squad for the series against New Zealand.

Probable Playing XIs:

New Zealand A

George Worker, Rachin Ravindra, Glenn Phillips, Tom Bruce (C), Tom Blundell (WK), Cole McConchie, James Neesham, Todd Astle, Jacob Duffy, Kyle Jamieson, Ajaz Patel.

Bench – Mark Chapman, Ollie Newton.

India A

Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Vijay Shankar, Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj.

Bench – Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Top Picks:

Rachin Ravindra opened the batting for New Zealand A in the last game and also picked up one wicket. He must be a part of your Dream11 Fantasy side. Jimmy Neesham is also a good option. Amongst the Indians, Prithvi Shaw is a must. Suryakumar Yadav has also been in good form and scored 35 off 18 in the last match.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Prithvi Shaw, Rachin Ravindra, Shubman Gill

Vice-Captain Options – James Neesham, Suryakumar Yadav, George Worker

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Glenn Phillips

Batters – Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw (C)

All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar, James Neesham (VC), Rachin Ravindra, Axar Patel

Bowlers – Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson



Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ishan Kishan

Batters – Mayank Agarwal, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Prithvi Shaw, Tom Bruce

All-Rounders – James Neesham, Todd Astle, Rachin Ravindra (C)

Bowlers – Mohammed Siraj, Kyle Jamieson, Ajaz Patel


Expert Advice:

With Sanju Samson unavailable, Ishan Kishan is the only other player who can keep wickets in this squad. Thus, you needn’t think twice if you are to pick him in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Probable Winners:

India A will win this game and seal the series.

*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.