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Last Updated on 5 years by Charbel Coorey

New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Preview Dream11. NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction

India’s tour of New Zealand continues to deliver surprises. Not many could have predicted a 4-1 ODI series result, and similarly, not many could have expected such a one-sided drubbing in the opening T20I. However, what this tour hasn’t delivered is close contests, and with India a side that can bounce back, the full house at Auckland could be treated to a night out on what is a typically very high scoring ground due to its small dimensions.

New Zealand, before this series, had been average in T20Is in recent times. That went out the window in Wellington, completely dominating the second ranked side from start to finish, putting on a complete display according to skipper Kane Williamson. Tim Seifert put on his best display in a New Zealand shirt, and the Black Caps never looked back from that point, not allowing India to get a sniff.

India indeed had a night to forget, and have the chance to bounce back less than 48 hours later. While everything went right for New Zealand, nothing did for Rohit Sharma, watching the ball fly over the place in the field and then getting dismissed early himself. They have had an excellent time in Australia and New Zealand to date, and will want to keep the winning feeling going to finish on a high. Can they bounce back?

Key to a New Zealand win

Can we just say “repeat of the first T20I”?

However, it is easier said than done to repeat such a performance. But, the template for victory has been set, putting the pressure right on India in the powerplay, and then building from it. The challenge for Tim Seifert will be to back up his amazing effort with another, along with Colin Munro who is in love with this format. If those two can deliver again, the likes of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme and Scott Kuggelejin (if picked) can launch against an Indian attack that has to bounce back quickly.

Also, can the Black Caps dominate with the ball in the powerplay too? Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were both dismissed within the first six overs in Wellington, placing pressure on those coming in with a huge total to chase. The key for New Zealand in Auckland would be to limit boundaries down the ground early, and get at least one of the big two early to build pressure on a middle order that struggled for some fluency. Can the likes of Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson and Mitchell Santner back up their brilliant displays from Wednesday?

New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction
Image credit: ICC. New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 – Will Tim Seifert deliver again?

Key to an India win

India’s bowling attack in Wellington didn’t deliver, and one key to victory is making the appropriate changes to the bowling attack to enable greater control. However, more is required from the experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya, who were both taken to the cleaners in the opening T20I. With Khaleel Ahmed struggling in recent times, India need to find a formula to pick up wickets in the powerplay, and that could be introducing spin early to make Tim Seifert and Colin Munro force the pace. Can the Indians pick up early wickets and force New Zealand to rebuild, just as Sri Lanka did at Eden Park a few weeks back?

Also, India haven’t had a strong partnership from Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma since the second ODI, and now will be a good time given the series is on the line. Sharma in particular would have been disappointed to get out to his favourite pull shot in Wellington, so significant onus is on the Indian skipper to deliver. Eden Park in Auckland can see runs flow uncontrollably, and if these two can fire at the top, the likes of Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya can cause further damage. Can the Indians return the favour and level the series?

New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction
Image credit: AP. New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 – Can Rohit Sharma deliver for India?

Possible Playing 11

New Zealand could look to bring in Jimmy Neesham. Colin de Grandhomme could possibly be the one to miss out, with Scott Kuggeleijn’s power hitting at the end something New Zealand might opt for again.

New Zealand Possible Playing 11: 1. Colin Munro, 2. Tim Seifert (wk), 3. Kane Williamson (c), 4. Ross Taylor, 5. Darryl Mitchell, 6. Colin de Grandhomme/Jimmy Neesham, 7. Mitchell Santner, 8. Scott Kuggeleijn, 9. Tim Southee, 10. Ish Sodhi, 11. Lockie Ferguson

It’s anyone’s guess as to the lineup India will go for. They should look to go in with both their wristspinners in this one, with Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul and Mohammad Siraj potentially very expensive options on the small Eden Park ground.

India Possible Playing 11: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. Shikhar Dhawan, 3. Vijay Shankar, 4. Rishabh Pant, 5. Dinesh Karthik, 6. MS Dhoni (wk), 7. Hardik Pandya, 8. Krunal Pandya/Siddarth Kaul, 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10. Kuldeep Yadav, 11. Yuzvendra Chahal

Dream11 Prediction

New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction
New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 Prediction

Stats and Facts

  • India have suffered two huge defeats in the last three games on this tour.
  • New Zealand have a 7-2 record vs India in T20Is.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal needs three wickets to equal Jasprit Bumrah’s 48 in T20Is. Bumrah is only behind R Ashwin (52).
  • New Zealand have lost five of their last six T20Is at Eden Park, beating Sri Lanka recently after being 55/5 after 10 overs.

Match Prediction

New Zealand love playing against India in T20Is, and it showed in Wellington.

This one can come down to who wins the powerplay period. Can India bounce back? It will be a hard ask with New Zealand putting on a show in Wellington, but I back India to bounce back well given New Zealand have struggled a little at Eden Park in recent times in T20Is.

India to level the series.

Thanks for reading!

New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction

New Zealand vs India 2nd T20I Preview Dream11. NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Coorey
Charbel is the owner & founder of, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at

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