NZ vs AUS, 2nd Test: Match Prediction, Dream11 Team, Fantasy Tips & Pitch Report | New Zealand vs Australia 2024

In the highly anticipated second Test of the two-match series between New Zealand and Australia, all eyes are on the teams as they gear up for a showdown at the prestigious Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

After a gripping battle in the first Test held at Basin Reserve in Wellington, Australia emerged victorious, dealing a significant blow to the hosts with a commanding 172-run win. Now, as the teams prepare to face off once again, the stakes are higher than ever.

Australia, riding high on their first Test triumph, are determined to clinch a series whitewash and assert their dominance over their Trans-Tasman rivals. On the other hand, New Zealand, despite their defeat in the opening Test, are not willing to back down. With pride at stake, the Black Caps are determined to bounce back and salvage a draw in the series.

NZ vs AUS 2024, 2nd Test:

  • Start date and Time: March 08; 10:00 pm GMT (Mar 07) / 3:30 am IST/ 11:00 am local
  • Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Hagley Oval Pitch Report:

Traditionally, the track at Hagley Oval initially supports pacers, allowing them to exploit swing during the early overs. However, as the contest wears down, batters are anticipated to gain advantage over the fast bowlers. Additionally, spinners can seize opportunities to claim wickets by precisely hitting the optimal length.

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Prediction Picks:

  • Wicketkeeper: Alex Carey
  • Batters: Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Usman Khawaja, Daryl Mitchell
  • All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Rachin Ravindra, Glenn Phillips, Cameron Green
  • Bowlers: Nathan Lyon, Matt Henry

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Prediction Captain and Vice-Captain:

  • Choice 1: Kane Williamson (c), Cameron Green (vc)
  • Choice 2: Steve Smith (c), Daryl Mitchell (vc)

Also READ: NZ vs AUS 2024 – Australia confirms their playing XI for second Test against New Zealand

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Prediction Backups:

Pat Cummins, Mitchell Santner, Travis Head, Tim Southee

NZ vs AUS Dream11 Team for today’s match (Mar 8, 10:00 pm GMT):

(Screengrab: Dream11)


New Zealand: Tim Southee (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Henry Nicholls, Matt Henry, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Ben Sears, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Young

Australia: Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc

Also READ: NZ vs AUS, 2nd Test: Hagley Oval Pitch Report, Christchurch Weather Forecast, Test Stats & Records | New Zealand vs Australia 2024

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