February 5, 2019
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IND vs NZ Dream11 Team 1st T20I Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

By Akshay Singh

India Tour of New Zealand | India vs New Zealand 1st T20I | Dream11 Prediction

After thrashing the hosts 4-1 in the 5 match ODI series, it is time for the shortest format to take the centre stage with the first T20I scheduled to take place at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Wednesday.

India were magnificent in the ODI series barring the fourth game where they were pummeled by 8 wickets, but a win in the final encounter has given them the much-needed confidence which they lacked in the fourth ODI.

The Blackcaps were not at all up to the mark in the ODI series and they will look to start fresh in the T20Is. Ahead of the first encounter, they were stuck with a heavy blow when Martin Guptill was ruled out of the series due to a back injury which even forced him to sit out of the last ODI.

All-rounder James Neesham who was brought in for the last two ODIs has been named as his replacement and is expected to feature right from the first match. He was terrific in the ODI series against Sri Lanka and also the Super Smash League with both bat and ball and will look to continue his good run of form in the T2O series as well.

For the visitors, skipper Kohli will once again miss out after he was rested for the last two ODIs and T20I series. Rohit Sharma will once again don the skipper’s hat just the way he did in the last two ODIs and will look to win his first overseas T20I series as skipper.

Match Details

Where – Westpac Stadium, Wellington

When – February 06, Wednesday at 11:30 AM IST

IND vs NZ Team News

  • Martin Guptill has been ruled out from the series following a back injury. All-rounder James Neesham has been named as his replacement.
  • Uncapped all-rounder Daryl Mitchell has been named in Blackcaps squad.
  • India have named a 15-man squad for the series.
  • Siddarth Kaul, Krunal Pandya and Rishabh Pant are the inclusions in the squad replacing Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammad Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Siraj who were a part of the ODI squad.

IND vs NZ Squads

India Squad:

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Siddharth Kaul
  • Rishabh Pant
  • MS Dhoni
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Shubman Gill
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Khaleel Ahmed
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Krunal Pandya

New Zealand Squad:

  • Kane Williamson(c)
  • Doug Bracewell
  • Colin de Grandhomme
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Scott Kuggeleijn
  • Colin Munro
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Tim Seifert
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Tim Southee
  • Ross Taylor
  • Blair Tickner
  • James Neesham

IND vs NZ Playing 11

India:

MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Krunal Pandya.

New Zealand:

Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Doug Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi. (Doubt: Lockie Ferguson)

IND vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team

Fantasy picks from India

  • In the batting department, the likes of Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will be the options to rely on. These are the batsmen who would be batting at the top-order and will get more chance on the crease.
  • Among the all-rounder, Hardik Pandya will be the safest pick. Refrain picking Krunal Pandya because he might not feature in the team combination.
  • In the bowling department, the safest bets would be Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Fantasy picks from New Zealand

  • At the top order, the impetus would be on Colin Munro to give the hosts a breezing start, the middle order will be consolidated by the likes of Ross Taylor and skipper Kane Williamson.
  • James Neesham, Mitchell Santner and Colin de Grandhomme will be the picks among the all-rounders.
  • Bowling department would be led by Tim Southee while the likes of Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn will be the other options in this facet.

Note: Make IND vs NZ Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed above and team news.

Akshay Singh

A retrospective individual who loves to impersonate for the readers with my writings

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