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New Zealand vs India 2020: 2nd ODI – Dream 11, Fantasy Tips, Predicted XI & Match Prediction


Team India were stunned when New Zealand shattered their momentum chasing down the mammoth target of 348 runs in the first ODI in Hamilton. With 0-1 down in the series, the Men in Blues will look to come all guns blazing to keep their hopes alive in the three-match series when they lock horns in the 2nd ODI in Auckland. 

India would like to introspect on their team selection ahead of the second game of the series. The management would like to bring back Navdeep Saini in the playing XI, who has shown great composure in the death overs during the T20Is. Picking Kuldeep Yadav ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal was also a doubtful call and India will look to go back to the leg-spinner, who has played most of the matches on the tour.

New Zealand, meanwhile, will be brimming with confidence with their batters coming good. The fact that Ross Taylor has been among the runs will be a massive boost for the home side. They will hope to retain the same playing XI as Kane Williamson is yet to recover from injury. However, there is a still lot to work on their bowling front as they look to seal the series with one match to go. 

Dream 11 & Fantasy Tips

First of all, it is crucial to select a team. As they say in cricket, you don’t score any runs in the dressing room. Similarly, a player who is not playing cannot score points for you. In fact, Dream 11 has brought a change in its rule by which you can alter your team even after the toss.

Thus, you can pick your team according to the playing XI of both sides. Secondly, it is pivotal to pick the right combination of captain and vice-captain. A captain gets twice the points whereas the deputy of the team receives points at 1.5 times. Thus, it is imperative to select the in-form players as your respective captain and vice-captain.

It is also crucial to get top-order batsmen in the team. They are likely to score the major chunk of the score. Furthermore, it is pivotal to check the pitch conditions and select the team accordingly.

Predicted XI


Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (C& WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett

Pitch Report

Eden Park is known to be a high scoring ground and statistics say that it is hard to defend in this ground. One can surely say that the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand will once again be a run-fest and the team winning the toss will look bat second as it is extremely difficult to defend a total in this very groud.

Match Prediction

The home side will be high on confidence after winning the first T20I in Hamilton will be high on confidence and will look to go all guns blazing and wrap up the series. However, India is a very dangerous side when coming from behind. The Virat Kohli-led side has nothing to lose and will give their all to bounce back in the three-match series. 

Dream XI Playing XI

Dream 11


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