The hosts New Zealand will face the visitors Australia in the second game of the five-match T20I series at University Oval (Dunedin) on Thursday afternoon.
At present, the hosts are leading this T20I series by 1-0 as they won this T20I series opener by 53 runs at Christchurch. While the Blackcaps scored 184/5 in the first innings, the Aussies only managed to score 131 runs before getting bundled out.
New Zealand vs Australia 2021, 2nd T20I: Complete Squads
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Hamish Bennett, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee
Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa
New Zealand vs Australia 2021, 2nd T20I: Playing XIs
New Zealand (predicted): Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.
Australia (predicted): Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch (C), Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Sams, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa
New Zealand vs Australia 2021, 2nd T20I: Fantasy Cricket Tips
Devon Conway is now growing up as a dangerous cricketer who is now running with the five consecutive T20 fifties, including three consecutive unbeaten 90s in the last three T20 matches. In the latest five T20s, Conway scored 50, 69*, 91*, 93* and 99* respectively.
Skipper Kane Williamson is another in-form batsman at present. In the ongoing season, the right-handed batsman has mostly managed the big scores in every format.
James Neesham is now playing very crucial all-rounder roles in a consistent way. The right-arm pacer Tim Southee and the left-arm pacer Trent Boult are also in very good touch with the ball-in-hand. The leg-spinner Ish Sodhi took four wickets in the last T20I.
In the first T20I of this series, only Mitchell Marsh (45) and Ashton Agar (25) scored 20+ runs. Youngster Josh Philippe, who made his international debut in the T20I series opener of this tour, is currently in good form in T20 cricket. However, the major concern for them is the very weak form of their limited-overs captain Aaron Finch as he didn’t manage to reach the 20-run mark in all the last 10 T20s.
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell is also in good touch in T20 cricket, but he still needs to be more consistent. Another all-rounder Daniel Sams is playing very crucial roles in T20 cricket, both as a left-arm pacer and right-handed batsman.
Fast bowler Jhye Richardson is in very good form, who recently finished as the most wicket-taker in the BBL 2020/21.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Devon Conway, Kane Williamson
Vice-captain – Ish Sodhi, Daniel Sams, Jhye Richardson
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Matthew Wade
Batsmen – Devon Conway (C), Kane Williamson, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis
All-rounder(s) – James Neesham, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams (vc)
Bowlers – Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Jhye Richardson
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Tim Seifert, Josh Philippe
Batsmen – Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (C), Aaron Finch
All-rounder(s) –James Neesham, Daniel Sams
Bowlers – Ish Sodhi (vc), Trent Boult, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa
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