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UAE vs NZ 2nd T20 Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report



Last Updated on 9 months by Charbel Coorey

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After giving New Zealand (NZ) a scare in the first T20I, United Arab Emirates (UAE) will hope for another inspiring performance in the second game of the series. New Zealand registered a 19-run victory in the last game, with their captain Tim Southee the star. He scalped as many as five wickets with the ball.

On the batting front, Tim Seifert was the highest run-scorer, as he amassed 55 runs off just 34 balls with the help of two fours and three maximums. The likes of James Neesham and Cole McConchie also chipped in with useful runs. However, the Black Caps will be after a more complete batting display this time around.

For UAE, Junaid Siddique and Basil Hameed picked up two wickets each to restrict NZ to a score of 155. While Aryansh Sharma played a fine knock of 60 runs, the other batters couldn’t provide ample support to him, as the Kiwis bundled them for 136.

UAE would hope for a better batting show. The Black Caps will want a more clinical performance in all departments.

UAE vs NZ 2nd T20 Possible Playing XIs

UAE might go unchanged in this game despite losing the first one.

United Arab Emirates: 1. Muhammad Waseem (c), 2. Aryansh Sharma (wk), 3. Vriitya Aravind, 4. Asif Khan, 5. Ansh Tandon, 6. Basil Hameed, 7. Ali Naseer, 8. Aayan Afzal Khan, 9. Mohammed Faraazuddin, 10. Junaid Siddique, 11. Zahoor Khan.

NZ might also retain the same XI. However, there is the option of Dean Foxcroft, who was the top run-scorer in the 2022/23 Super Smash.

New Zealand: 1. Tim Seifert, 2. Chad Bowes/Dean Foxcroft, 3. Dane Cleaver (wk), 4. Mark Chapman, 5. James Neesham, 6. Mitchell Santner, 7. Rachin Ravindra, 8. Tim Southee (c), 9. Kyle Jamieson, 10. Cole McConchie, 11. Ben Lister.

UAE vs NZ 2nd T20 Dream11 Prediction – Key Players to Watch/Key Stats


  • Muhammad Waseem was dismissed for a golden duck in the previous game, soon after a difficult Global T20 Canada tournament (111 runs in nine matches). However, he is one of the best batters in UAE, with 942 career runs at an average of 40.95 and strike rate of 144.03.
  • Aryansh Sharma played a fine knock of 60 runs in the previous game. He looked in good nick and would hope to continue this good form in this encounter.
  • Basil Hameed is a quality all-rounder who can contribute with both bat and ball. In the first T20I, Basil picked up two wickets and conceded only 30 runs. With the willow, he could make only five.
  • Zahoor Khan is one of the most improved bowlers in the last year or so. He has several variations in his armour and can provide breakthroughs for his team. Zahoor picked up a wicket while conceding only 23 runs in the last game.
  • Junaid Siddique is one of the best bowlers in UAE at the moment. He can bowl in all the phases effectively and showed glimpses in the first T20I, where he took two wickets.
  • Siddique was the equal-highest wicket-taker in the 2023 Global T20 Canada tournament. He took 15 wickets in eight matches at an average of 14.53, including 4/22 in each of his last two matches.

New Zealand:

  • Tim Seifert was at his threatening best in the previous game. He amassed 55 runs and struck two boundaries and three maximums. Seifert has three fifties in the last five T20 innings.
  • Seifert is coming off a strong LPL campaign: 7 inns, 231 runs, avg. 38.50, SR 133.52.
  • Mark Chapman’s recent form hasn’t been great. However, he has been one of the most consistent batters for New Zealand in recent times, with a 57-ball 104* against Pakistan earlier in the year.
  • Mitchell Santner took two wickets in the last game. He is an absolute monster in conditions like UAE and might again wreak havoc. Santner is also a useful batter and can provide fantasy points with the bat.
  • James Neesham scored 25 runs and also took two wickets with the ball. He usually bowls his full quota and bats in the lower middle order. Hence, Neesham is likely to fetch ample points in the fantasy team.
  • Tim Southee dismissed half of the UAE side alone in the previous outing. He has vast experience in bowling effectively with the ball in all conditions. Southee has 13 wickets at 20.23 balls apiece in T20s in Dubai.
  • Kyle Jamieson bowled reasonably well in his comeback game two days ago. He picked up a wicket in the game. Jamieson can stifle the UAE batters with his accuracy on a slow pitch.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in T20Is: Played 1, UAE 0, NZ 1.
  • Tim Southee needs two more wickets to become the leading wicket-taker in T20Is.
  • Tim Seifert needs 25 more runs to complete 1000 T20I runs.
  • Muhammad Waseem requires 58 more runs to complete 1000 T20I runs. He will only be the second UAE batsman to achieve this feat.
  • Zahoor Khan in the last five overs in T20Is since 2022: 10 wickets, 22.20 avg, 8.02 economy rate & 6.91 BpB.
  • Watch out for Dean Foxcroft if he gets an opportunity. He struck the most runs in the last Super Smash season (424) at an average of 47.11 and strike rate of 131.26. He also took nine wickets with his offspin.

Dubai International Stadium Pitch Report and Weather

The average first innings score in Dubai is 166. Pacers have taken 68.62% of total wickets here. The team who wins the toss might want to chase.

Another hot and clear evening is forecast, with a top of about 36 degrees.

UAE vs NZ 2nd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today Match 19 August 2023

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Option 1:

UAE vs NZ 2nd T20 Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report | UAE vs NZ 2nd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today | Dubai Pitch Report
UAE vs NZ 2nd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today Match 19 August 2023

Option 2:

UAE vs NZ 2nd T20 Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report | UAE vs NZ 2nd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today | Dubai Pitch Report
UAE vs NZ 2nd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today Match 19 August 2023

UAE vs NZ 2nd T20 Match Prediction – Who will win?

The United Arab Emirates might give a good fight to New Zealand, but winning is difficult. New Zealand to win the game and seal the series.

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