India will take on New Zealand in the 2nd and final Test of the series at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The 1st Test at Kanpur ended in a nail-biting draw. India was on the verge of winning the game but poor lights on the field allowed no further play.
Two pillars of the Indian batting lineup, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane have been in the worst form of their lives. Both of them have been woefully short of runs, and both have not scored a single century in the whole of 2021. And the splendid arrival of Shreyas Iyer as made the selection process tougher.
Now with skipper Virat Kohli back for the decider, it will be interesting to find out who will make way for the skipper. New Zealand, on the other hand, batted well on Day 5 of the first Test and debutant Rachin Ravindra, who faced 91 deliveries in the 4th innings made sure to save the game for New Zealand.
The visitors will fancy taking the momentum forward to cause an upset for the hosts in the second Test.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the New Zealand Tour of India, 2021 between India and New Zealand of 2nd Test.
IND vs NZ Match Details
- Match: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test
- Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
- Time: 9:30 AM (IST)
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The Wankhede Stadium is expected to offer a flat pitch and defending a total is generally tough at this venue. Expect the team winning the toss to bowl first.
IND vs NZ Probable Playing XI
India Playing XI
Virat Kohli (C), KS Bharat (WK), Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj.
New Zealand Playing XI
Kane Williamson (C), Tom Blundell (WK), Ross Taylor, Rachim Ravindran, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Ajaz Patel, Tom Latham, Will Somerville, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 380 runs.
India & New Zealand Last 5 Matches Stats
IND vs NZ Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (Last Match)|
|Shreyas Iyer||170 Runs|
|Ravindra Jadeja||5 Wickets & 50 Runs|
|Kyle Jamieson||6 Wickets & 28 Runs|
|Kane Williamson||24 Runs|
IND vs NZ Captaincy Picks
- Virat Kohli
- Kane Williamson
- Ravichandran Ashwin
IND vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: KS Bharat
- Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Shreyas Iyer
- All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel
- Bowlers: Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Ajaz Patel
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice-Captain: Kane Williamson
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Tom Blundell
- Batsmen: Ross Taylor, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Shubman Gill
- All-Rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja
- Bowlers: Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Kyle Jamieson
- Captain: Ravichandran Ashwin
- Vice-Captain: Ravindra Jadeja
Probable Winner Of The Match
India is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.