New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Tamim Iqbal has a niggle in groin.

New Zealand team
New Zealand team. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Bangladesh were beaten black and blue in the opening Test at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. Three of their batsmen scored centuries, yet the Tigers slumped to a defeat by an innings and 52 runs. The fast bowling was awful in the ODI series and it was toothless even in the first Test. The likes of Ebadat Hossain, Abu Jayed and Khaled Ahmed tried hard for more than 80 overs.

However, only debutant Hossain got the wicket of Neil Wagner. Mehidy Hasan picked up two wickets but conceded a staggering 246 runs at an alarming economy rate of 5.02. The defeat also made sure that the Black Caps lost all their eight Tests in New Zealand. It goes without saying that the Kane Williamson-captained Black Caps are the favourites for the second contest.

Match Details:

The 2nd game of the 3-match Test series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be hosted by the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

The match starts at 11:00 PM local time (10:00 PM GMT – Prev Day) (3:30 AM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD in India. (Live streaming in Hotstar).

Last five Test matches:

New Zealand: W, W, D, W, L.

Bangladesh: L, W, W, W, L.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch is expected to be green on the first day. The conditions will be ideal for batting from the third day onwards.

Probable Playing XI:

New Zealand:

Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

Bench – Todd Astle, Will Young.


Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah (C), Liton Das (WK), Soumya Sarkar, Ebadat Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Mustafizur Rahman/Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

Bench – Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim.

Team News:

Tamim Iqbal has a niggle in groin that is most likely to not stop him from playing.

Power Picks:

Tom Latham’s last four Test innings:

161, 176, 10 and 264*

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain option – Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Tamim Iqbal, Colin de Grandhomme

Vice-captain options – Trent Boult, Jeet Raval, Neil Wagner, Mahmudullah

Alternatives – Soumya Sarkar, Ross Taylor, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – BJ Watling

Batsmen – Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Kane Williamson (VC), Tom Latham (C), Jeet Raval

All-Rounders – Mahmudullah, Colin de Grandhomme

Bowlers – Ebadat Hossain, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Liton Das

Batsmen – Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Kane Williamson, Tom Latham (VC), Henry Nicholls

All-Rounders – Mahmudullah, Colin de Grandhomme (C)

Bowlers – Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult


Expert Advice:

Pickings from batsmen:

Best – Latham, Williamson, Tamim

Safe – Raval, Sarkar, Taylor

Risky – Mithun, Mominul, Nicholls

Probable Winners:

New Zealand are the most likely to come out trumps.

*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.

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