July 8, 2019
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IND vs NZ Dream11 Team | India vs New Zealand | 2019 Cricket World Cup Match Prediction

By Savya Sachi

We have unlocked the phase-2 sector of the World Cup 2019 and after a five-week, 45 group stage matches, we have discovered four teams still in with a chance of lifting the World Cup trophy at Lord’s on July 14th.

The debate on who meets whom in the semi-finals of the World Cup continued late on Saturday Night where Australia lost the game against South Africa by 10 runs and India makes to the top spot of the Points table. With this result, India would now come head to head against fourth-placed New Zealand at Old Trafford Cricket ground, Manchester on Tuesday.

Let me remind you, the first encounter between India and New Zealand was washed out due to rain. It was due to net-run rate that New Zealand fixed its spot in the semi-finals ahead of Pakistan, despite facing three straight defeats.

India would step up as the favorites against the Kiwis and this crucial clash begins at 3:00 PM IST.

From Guide (last five matches):

India: W, W, L, W, W

New Zealand: L, L, L, W, W

When and Where:

IND vs NZ, 1st Semi-Final, ICC World Cup 2019

Tuesday, 9th July 2019

03:00 PM IST

Old Trafford Cricket ground, Manchester

India in World Cup Semi-finals

Played – 6 Games – Won-3 – Lost 3

1983 against England -Manchester-Won by 6 wickets

1987 against England – Mumbai – Lost by 35 runs

1996 against Sri Lanka – Kolkata – Lost by default

2003 against Kenya – Durban – won by 91 runs

2011 against Pakistan – Mohali – Won by 29 runs

2015 against Australia – Lost by 95 runs

New Zealand in World Cup Semi-finals

Played – 7 games – Won 1 – Lost 6

1975 against West Indies – The Oval – Lost by 5 wickets

1979 against England – Manchester – Lost by 9 Wickets

1992 against Pakistan- Auckland – Lost b 4 wickets

1999 against Pakistan- Manchester – Lost by 9 wickets

2007 against Sri Lanka – Kingston – Lost by 81 runs

2011 against Sri Lanka – Colombo (RPS) – Lost by 5 wickets

2015 against South Africa – Auckland – Won by 4 wickets

Digging past

19 years old Virat Kohli and 17 years old Kane Williamson met as captain back in 2008 u-19 semi-finals in Kaula Lumpur and India won the encounter by 3 wickets and 9 balls remaining.

India Team News:

  • India made a couple of changes in the previous game against Sri Lanka.
  • M Shami and Y Chahal were placed by Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav.
  • Both the changes are likely to reverse for the Semi-finals.
  • D Karthik would fill in for Kedhar Jadhav at the number 7.

New Zealand Team News:

  • New Zealand would be expecting a team performance in the game against India.
  • Henry Nicholls has replaced Colin Munro at the top of the order in the previous game but was sent back to pavilion on the very first ball but his pre-tournament chance demands more chance.
  • Going by what coach Gary Stead said, New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson who has suffered a niggle, is all set to play against India on Tuesday. he could replace expensive Tim Southee.


Hardik Pandya could be disastrous with the ball and bat both and can turn out as an X-factor against New Zealand. He has bagged 9 wickets from 8 innings with the best figure being 3/60 at an economy of 5.58.

Pandya has always delivered when needed and he has ensured many India’s wins. His strike rate has been exceptional and is capable of taking you out of pressure. He even saves run with his fielding skills. He is a complete player whom you can ignore.

Lockie Ferguson is expected to bounce back strong after suffering a niggle. This pacer has impressed everyone with his face and line and length. Lockie at present is the third leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 17 scalps in 7 innings at an economy of 4.96.

India and New Zealand ( players vs players stat)

1: Virat vs Southee

Balls- 179

Runs- 188


4s- 21


2) V Kohli vs T Boult



wicket- 2


6s- 2

3) R Sharma vs T Boult

balls- 136



SR- 64.7

4) R Sharma vs T Southee

Balls- 149



SR- 69.8

5) M Guptill vs B Kumar

Balls- 151



SR- 86.1

6) K Williamson vs R Jadeja


Runs- 92


SR- 76.7

7)T Latham vs Chahal

Balls- 95

Runs- 99


8)K Williamson vs Shami

balls- 91

Runs- 71

Wicket- 2


9) K Williamson vs B Kumar



Out- 1

Note: J Bumrah has played only 7 matches against Kiwis and took 12 wickets. You could consider him as an X-factor


New Zealand:

Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (vc), Ross Taylor


Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja

Probable playing 11:

India: KL Rahul,  Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneswar Kumar, M Shami, Y Chahal, Bumrah

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Locke Ferguson, Matt Henry

IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction:

Fantasy picks from India:

Rohit Sharma has been sensational throughout this World cup. He has smashed 647 runs in 8 innings with 5 centuries and 1 half-century.

If Rohit manages to score 53 more runs against New Zealand in the first semi-final then he will also become the first cricketer to score 700 runs in a World Cup.

V Kohli is the second run-getter for India with 442 runs at an average of 63.14. You can choose Kohli as your captain as he has an average fo 68.53 against this opposition including 7 fifties and 5 hundred.

MS Dhoni provides some perfect balance in the middle order and his average against this opposition is 49.44. You can afford to miss him.

Fantasy picks from New Zealand:

Kane Williamson has turned out to be a backbone for New Zealand so far. He has got 481 runs in 8 innings with two centuries and 1 half century. Despite holding an average of just 38.91 against India, he could be dangerous as he in form.
Trent Boult must be your pick as he has bagged 15 wickets in 8 games with best figures of 4/30 at an economy of 4.68. His swing ability with left hand has always troubled Indian batsmen. His economy against India is 4.74 with 22 wickets in 115.3 overs.
Ross Taylor can be your pick too as he has slammed 261 runs for his nation and he averages 41.37 against India along with two centuries and 6 fifties.
Team 1: if India bats first and dominates
Captain and vice-captain: R Sharma & H Pandya
Team 2: If New Zealand bats first and dominates
Captain and Vice-Captain: K Williamson & Ross Taylor
Savya Sachi

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life - B J King

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