New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Test Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more

The two match test series between New Zealand vs South Africa is all set to conclude with New Zealand firmly in the drivers seat with a 1-0 lead. Even a draw against the Proteas here is enough for them to win their first ever test series against South Africa.

The first test match in the series was a largely forgettable affair for the South Africans, who succumbed to an embarrassing inning and 276 run defeat to the rampant New Zealand side.

In the first Test, New Zealand captain Tom Latham won the toss and chose to bowl first. Matt Henry blasted the visitors away in the first innings, taking seven wickets as South Africa were bowled out for 95 runs. Thanks to a stunning tonne from Henry Nicholls, the New Zealand hitters then put up a huge 482 on the board.

In their second essay, the Proteas batters failed to get going again, being dismissed for 111 runs. Tim Southee hit a fifer this time, breaking the back of the South African batting order.

The match is scheduled to take place on the 25th of February, 2022 at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Test – Pitch Report

The Hagley Oval has a well-balanced pitch. Seamers should continue to gain help from the surface, as observed in the first Test. They may be able to get lateral movement off the surface, but batters will have to be patient at first.

New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Test – Probable XI

New Zealand

Tom Latham (c), Will Young, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry

South Africa

Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Aiden Markram/Ryan Rickelton, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Zubayr Hamza, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Glenton Stuurman, Duanne Olivier

New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Test – Players to Watch

Matt Henry

He absolutely destroyed the South African batting order in the first inning with a 7 wicket haul and then followed it up with a 2 wicket haul in the second innings to become the man of the match in the first test. With the pitch remaining the same for the second test, we expect to see Matt pick up a bunch of wickets in the second test as well.

Henry Nicholls

He steadied the ship after the New Zealand team lost quick wickets up the order, and then went on to score a massive 105 runs from 163 deliveries to help his team get to an unassailable total. He will be looking to score a lot more runs in the second test and help his team complete the whitewash.

Duanne Olivier

His 3 wicket haul was one of the better things to talk about the South African bowling. The 29 year old is a fairly unknown commodity and that can work to his favour as he will attempt scalp some more New Zealand wickets in the upcoming game.

Marco Jansen

Another player who will be looking to make the most of the conditions in the second game is young bowler Marco Jansen. He is clearly in good form and is finding a consistency in his performance. The Proteas will want to unleash him and hope that he delivers a big wicket haul.

New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Test – Fantasy Lineup No.1

Wicket Keeper – Tom Blundell

Batters – Henry Nicholls, Aiden Markram, Devon Conway (c), Temba Bavuma

All-Rounders – Marco Jansen, Daryl Mitchell

Bowlers – Matt Henry, Tim Southee (vc), Duanne Olivier, Neil Wagner

 

 

New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Test – Fantasy Lineup No.2

Wicket Keeper – Tom Blundell

Batters – Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma (vc)

All-Rounders – Colin de Grandhomme, Marco Jansen

Bowlers – Tim Southee, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Matt Henry (c)

 

 

New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Test – Predicted Winner

With New Zealand on the brink of a historic series win against South Africa, we expect them to see the game through.