February 9, 2019
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IND vs NZ Dream11 Team 3rd T20I Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

By Akshay Singh

India Tour of New Zealand | India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I | Dream11 Prediction

The summit clash of India and New Zealand will take place at the Seddon Park in Hamilton with the series perfectly poised at one apiece.  Indian bowlers who had a miserable show in the opening game of the series made a terrific comeback in the second T20I by sustaining the hosts for 158 for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs on a surface which was a batting paradise.

Bowlers made a remarkable comeback after the thrashing they faced in Wellington

Opting to bat first, the Blackcaps had a terrible start as both their openers were not allowed to score freely which eventually build pressure on them and the first wicket fell in the form of Tim Seifert who could only manage 12 runs to his name.

The Indian opening bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed kept bowling in the right areas which never allowed the hosts to score freely, and later on, it was Krunal Pandya who daunted the hosts even more by claiming 3 wickets for 28 runs from 4 overs.

Indian chase was led by the skipper himself

On a wicket which was favouring the run-scorers, India got off to a breezing start led by the skipper himself Rohit Sharma who crafted a magnificent 50 from 29 deliveries. His partner Shikhar Dhawan looked a bit rusty but was standing there with his skipper and the duo stitched a perfect 79 runs stand for the opening wicket.

The remaining formalities were completed by Rishabh Pant who remained unbeaten on 40 off 28 deliveries and MS Dhoni who carried his bat along with Pant for 20 runs as India won the match by 7 wickets and 7 balls to spare.

Match Details

Where – Seddon Park, Hamilton

When – February 10, Sunday at 12:30 PM IST

IND vs NZ Team News

  • Blair Tickner has been added into New Zealand squad replacing Lockie Ferguson.
  • India might opt for Kuldeep Yadav in place of Yuzvendra Chahal after the latter had an ordinary outing in the last game.
  • Refrain picking Mitchell Santner as he has some trouble in his right knee which might force him to sit out of this fixture.

IND vs NZ Squads

India Squad:

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

New Zealand Squad:

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

IND vs NZ Playing 11


Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya.

New Zealand:

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

IND vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team

Fantasy picks from India

  • India’s top-order will be the one to rely upon in the batting order.
  • Skipper Rohit Sharma who scored a record-breaking 50 in the last game will be a good choice here.
  • Shikhar Dhawan has not looked at his best but is certainly a big match player.
  • In the bowling department, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed looks certain in the playing eleven for India, while there can be a change in the spin department with Kuldeep Yadav filling in the boots of Yuzvendra Chahal.

Fantasy picks from New Zealand

  • The devastating opener Colin Munro who gave a blazing start in the opening game will be a reliable bet here.
  • Skipper Kane Williamson is a fine bet as well in the batting department, while all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme who scored his maiden T20I fifty in the last game is a safe pick as well.
  • The two safest bets in the bowling department are Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn can be a safe bet as well.

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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