New Zealand won the first game while chasing a score of 180 quite comfortably. West Indies will have to look into the mirror to rectify the shortcomings of the first game. New Zealand now lead the three-game series by 1-0 and will look to win the series in game two itself and give chances to benched players in the last one.
NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match details:
West Indies will be playing the second game of the three-match T20 international series against the host New Zealand at Bay Oval cricket ground at Mount Maunganui. This match is scheduled to be started at 06:30 AM IST.
NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match Preview:
West Indies will have to bring their A-game in this contest to level the series and take the series to the decider, their bowlers will have to bowl in better areas and provide regular breakthroughs to break the partnerships.
New Zealand, on the other hand, will look to repeat the performance of game 1 and win the series in the second game itself, with a 2-0 invincible lead so that they can experiment and give chances to other players to prepare for the next T20 world cup. In Bay Oval, small boundaries always favour the batters and even the miss-hits goes out for six, bowlers from both the sides will have to find a way to restrict the boundaries and reduce the total of the opponent.
NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 15-18 degree Celsius on the match day, the whole day is expected to be heavily clouded and there will be high chances of rain once again like 1st game.
NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match Pitch Report:
The surface at Bay Oval is a batting-friendly one, with smaller boundaries and flat pitches for T20Is and batsmen will be itching to get out there and bat explosively, the team winning the toss will look to bat first and put the scoreboard pressure on the opponent team.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
Won- 1 ; Lost- 4; Tie-0.
NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match Probable XIs:
West Indies: Andre Flecher, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, Oshane Thomas.
Bench: Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Lokie Ferguson, Hamish Bannett.
Bench: Daryl Mitchell, Ish Shodi.
NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Martin Guptill needs no introduction, he is an explosive opener and can blow his opponents within the span of few overs and he will be a great captaincy option especially in grand leagues.
Shimron Hetmyer was in destructive form during the IPL season, and if he brings his IPL game’s form in this contest then he alone will be enough to take down the hosts. He will enjoy the pace offered by the Kiwis.
Mitchell Santner is a frugal bowler and he rarely gives away runs and builds pressure for the other bowlers to hunt them. He can bat as well when needed and will be an important fantasy pick as a spinning all-rounder.
Kieron Pollard will like to repeat his performances against the Kiwis, he should promote himself and take the advantage of the small ground. For fantasy managers, he will be a dark horse. Lokie Ferguson offers some serious pace ane when onsong he can take a fifer anyday. In the bowling section, he is a must-have pick.
NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Martin Guptill, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Seifert
Vice-Captain – Kieron Pollard, Lokie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tim Seifert
Batsmen – Brandon King, Martin Guptill (C), Shimron Hetmyer
All-rounders – James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kieron Pollard (VC), Fabian Allen
Bowlers – Lockie Ferguson, Sheldon Cottrell, Kyle Jamieson
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tim Seifert, Andre Flecher
Batsmen – Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Shimron Hetmyer (C)
All-rounders – Kieron Pollard, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham
Bowlers – Lokie Furguson (VC), Oshane Thomas, Kesrick Williams
NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match Expert Advice:
Bay Oval is a batting-friendly surface so it will be a smart decision to add more top-order batsmen and impactful all-rounders in your fantasy team to be able to maximize your fantasy points. Power-hitters like Shimron Hetmyer and Martin Guptill will be a key fantasy picks in this game.
NZ vs WI 2nd T20I Match Probable Winners:
West Indies are a very unpredictable team, they can beat any team on their day and are two-time world T20 champions. They have the firepower to win the match but New Zealand will still be the favourite team to win this match.