NZW vs ENGW Match Preview

New Zealand Women had England Women in plenty of trouble in the second innings in the series opener, but ultimately couldn't finish the job. The contest epitomised how close these teams are - and it's probably going to take a couple of key individual performances to separate them again.

Amy Jones should be the first name you put down when making your Dream11 team selections. The England Women wicketkeeper-batter hit a match-winning 92 not out recently and was named player of the match. You really shouldn't look past this great talent.

Charlie Dean is probably the next name you can slot into your Dream11 team. She is one of the best spinners in the women's game at the moment. After succeeding consistently in the preceding WT20I series against the New Zealanders, she took three more wickets in the first WODI.

Tammy Beaumont is still well worth selecting, even if she fell for a duck in the previous fixture. The veteran England opener has hit nine centuries in WODI cricket and will have another opportunity to score quickly and freely during the powerplays. Anticipate a big showing from this hard-hitting star.

Amelia Kerr is New Zealand Women's captain. She will be determined to get her side back into the series contest here. Kerr is one of the best all-rounders in WODI cricket. She could have a major impact with bat and ball here. Don't overlook this outstanding all-rounder for your Dream11 team.

For a solid seamer, look to England Women's Lauren Bell. She will probably share the new ball with Kate Cross again. Bell took three wickes in the previous match. Cross is also worth selecting. She took two wickets in the previous match. Individually or collectively, Cross and Bell are two top Dream11 tips for selection.

Weather Report

No rain is forecast in Hamilton on matchday. We should get in a full fixture. The team to win the toss will likely choose to bat first and perhaps take advantage of a relatively fresh pitch.

Pitch Report

A first-innings total of 240 or more can be considered competitive at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Both teams might want to play two specialist spinners, but open the bowling with two seamers each regardless.

Notable stats

Dean in form

Dean's last five fixtures in international cricket have yielded 10 wickets. Averaging two wickets per match for an extended period is, indeed, a prolific ratio.

Team News

England won't likely change a winning XI, but might want to reconsider Danni Wyatt's position in the middle order. New Zealand could give Bernadine Bezuidenhout the wicketkeeping duties and replace Isabella Gaze in the XI with an extra specialist batter.

NZW vs ENGW Probable 11

NZW Playing 11

  • Suzie Bates
  • Bernadine Bezuidenhout
  • Amelia Kerr (C)
  • Georgia Plimmer
  • Maddy Green
  • Brooke Halliday
  • Isabella Gaze (Wk)
  • Hannah Rowe
  • Jess Kerr
  • Lea Tahuhu
  • Fran Jonas

ENGW Playing 11

  • Tammy Beaumont
  • Maia Bouchier
  • Heather Knight (C)
  • Nat Sciver-Brunt
  • Alice Capsey
  • Danni Wyatt
  • Amy Jones (Wk)
  • Charlie Dean
  • Sophie Ecclestone
  • Kate Cross
  • Lauren Bell
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

England Women have momentum and will likely win this match as well. Their batting depth is superior, even if top-order stars don't fire on cue. The visitors' bowlers, particularly Dean, pose a major threat.

Top Picks

Charlie Dean: You simply have to name one of the best and in-form spinners in women's cricket in your Dream11 team this time.

Tammy Beaumont: The England Women is primed to bounce back from her duck in the preivous match with characteristic intent.

Suzie Bates: For a pick from the New Zealand XI, the experience opener can offer plenty of value, especially when there is pace on the ball.

NZW vs ENGW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Bernadine Bezuidenhout

Batters: Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont (VC)

All-rounders: Amelia Kerr (C), Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver-Brunt

Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone, Hannah Rowe, Lauren Bell, Kate Cross, Charle Dean

NZW vs ENGW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction