ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 2nd Test Match match between England and New Zealand.
ENG vs NZ 2nd Test Match Preview:
New Zealand will take on England in the 2nd Test match of the three-match Test series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
England kicked off their new era under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum with a thrilling five-wicket win. Both top-orders crumbled in both innings and the bowling attacks dominated. However, Joe Root’s unbeaten ton in the second innings took England home.
Barring Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell in the second innings, none of them stepped up in the New Zealand batting line-up. New Zealand will be desperate to turn things around as they look to keep the series alive. England will be eyeing their first series win since January 2021.
ENG vs NZ 2nd Test Match Details:
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Date & Time: Jun 10 – Jun 14, at 03:30 PM IST
Live Score: CricketAddictor
ENG vs NZ 2nd Test Match Pitch Report:
The track at the Lord’s, London has plenty on offer for the batsmen. The ball comes onto the bat nicely. With both sides boasting a power-packed batting line-up, one can expect a high-scoring contest.
Average scores as per innings:
|Average 1st Inns scores||313|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||298|
|Average 3rd Inns scores||257|
|Average 4th Inns scores||154|
ENG vs NZ 2nd Test Match Probable Playing XIs:
ENG: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (C), Ben Foakes (WK), Matthew Potts, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
NZ: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (WK), Ajaz Patel / Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
Top Picks for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Joe Root will be a captaincy favorite. The former England Test captain smashed a match-winning 115 to guide England to victory. Last year, he struck a solid second innings ton at Trent Bridge against India. He has been batting beautifully over the last couple of years and will be the one to watch out for.
Zak Crawley seemed to be pretty fluent in the first Test where he recorded scores of 43 & 9. He has got some solid starts in most of the Test matches this year and he has scored 385 runs at an average of 32.08.
Ben Stokes will be a top all-round option. The England Test captain and premier all-rounder got a vital half-century in the second innings of the first Test. He can create a big impact with the ball as well.
The classy Ben Foakes will get his due chance as a wicket-keeper batsman in this tour. He has made 545 runs from 12 Test matches.
Durham seamer Matthew Potts impressed on his Test debut at the iconic Lord’s. He took seven wickets to kickoff his Test campaign with a win.
Jonny Bairstow has been in excellent touch with the bat. He has struck two hundreds in the last five Test matches that he has played. Overall, he has got 397 runs at an average of 54.28 in 2022.
Stuart Broad bowled decently in the first Test as he took four wickets across the two innings. The experienced pacer has taken 41 wickets at an average of 23.80 at Trent Bridge which is his home ground.
James Anderson was superb in the first Test of this series. The veteran pacer returned with six wickets across two innings. Moreover, he has taken 68 wickets at an average of 19.14 at Trent Bridge in Test cricket. Thus, he can be backed as a fantasy captain.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been going through a rough patch of late but he is due for a big score and it is a matter of time before he gets back to his best. Watch out for him in this match.
Will Young has been batting really well in the County cricket this season. He amassed 333 runs at an average of 55.16 which includes two fifties and a ton. He will be the key for New Zealand at the top of the order.
Devon Conway did not have a great run in the first Test but the left-hander has had a splendid start to his Test career. He has scored 783 runs at an average of 55.92.
Tom Blundell looked in solid touch in the first game. He got scores of 14 & 96 and was key to New Zealandu2019s resurrection in the second innings. He has mustered 324 runs at an average of 46.28 in Test cricket in 2022.
Kyle Jamieson was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand in that first Test. The tall seamer took six wickets across two innings. Plus, he can be handy with the bat lower down the order.
Left-arm pacer Trent Boult will be key for New Zealand’s success in this Test series. He has bagged 305 scalps from 76 Test matches.
Tim Southee could be a solid choice as vice-captain. The New Zealand seamer has been in fantastic form with the ball and has picked up 20 wickets in five Tests this year. Moreover, he has a good overall record in England (36 wickets from eight Tests).
ENG vs NZ Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:
|Player||Statistics (Last 5 matches)||Dream 11 Points|
|Devon Conway||404 runs||166, 135, 51, 132, 21|
|Trent Boult||54 runs + 24 wickets||135, 100, 117, 116, 104|
|Kyle Jamieson||73 runs + 20 wickets||116, 106, 61, 95, 127|
|Joe Root||460 runs + 1 wicket||89, 151, 205, 29, 160|
|Stuart Broad||51 runs + 18 wickets||0, 79, 124, 125, 86|
|James Anderson||23 runs + 16 wickets||39, 76, 82, 25, 119|
ENG vs NZ Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Joe Root, James Anderson, Ben Stokes
Vice-Captain – Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper – Tom Blundell
Batsmen – Joe Root (C), Devon Conway (VC), Alex Lees, Zak Crawley
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Daryl Mitchell
Bowlers – James Anderson, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Matthew Potts
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper – Jonny Bairstow, Tom Blundell
Batsmen – Joe Root, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Zak Crawley
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Daryl Mitchell
Bowlers – James Anderson (C)Stuart Broad, Tim Southee (VC)
ENG vs NZ 2nd Test Match Probable Winner:
England is expected to win this match between England and New Zealand.
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.