England vs New Zealand 2nd Test: ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Fantasy Cricket Tips
With an eye to continuing their winning run at home, New Zealand will host England in the second and the final Test of the series at Seddon Park in Hamilton. New Zealand, though, will miss out on the services of two key players – Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme.
England, on the other side, also have a tough job to end their poor run under Joe Root, who has been under the scanner of late. The Three Lions did defeat India 4-1 last year but also lost to West Indies away from home. They managed to tie Ashes 2019 series but couldn’t take the urn as Australia had won it in 2017/18 against Root’s England.
Batting will be tough a the Seddon Park at the start and the team winning the toss might opt to bowl first. The pitch will become easy for batsmen later in the Test and chasing a target in the fourth innings will not be a big problem for the team batting last. Hence, captain winning the toss might ask bowlers to get early wickets.
Update and players’ availability –
Both the teams will miss out on the services of few players. As mentioned, Boult and Grandhomme have been ruled out of the Test. From England’s camp, it is sort of confirmed that Jos Buttler will miss the Test due to a back issue. Although a final call on him will be taken at the time of toss. Zak Crawley will make his debut if Buttler sits out.
Here is the likely playing XI of both the teams –
England: Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach
New Zealand: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner
My Dream11 team for ENG vs NZ 2nd Test –
Dom Sibley, Tom Latham (Captain), Kane Williamson, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, BJ Watling (Vice-captain), Mitchell Santner, Stuart Broad, Matt Henry, Jofra Archer
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