England’s tour of New Zealand starts off with a s five-match T20 series and the first T20I would be played at Christchurch on Friday.
In the two practice games, England secured a six-wicket win in the first one and in the second, the host nation registered an eight-wicket win.
Match: ENG vs NZ Dream11, England vs New Zealand 1st T20I, England tour of New Zealand 2019/20
Date: 1st November 2019
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Time: 6:30 AM (IST)
New Zealand Team News:
Trent Boult is unavailable, will join the squad for Game 4, 5
Colin Munro was in breathtaking form in the practice games and is a sure pick for this encounter.
Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner along with James Neesham have fantastic all-round abilities and should play a massive role in the side’s performance.
NZ Playing 11:
Tim Southee (c), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor
England Team News:
Joe Denly has been ruled out for the 1st T20I.
Jonny Bairstow is a definite pick if it comes to his batting prowess and his contribution would be critical for the side.
Sam Curran, Tom Curran have shown promise and the Curran brother have the potential to turn the tide in favour of the English side.
ENG Playing 11:
Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings(wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Tom Banton/Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Matt Parkinson, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, James Vince
AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction :
Wicket-keeper: Sam Billings
Batsmen: Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Jonny Bairstow
All-rounders: Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Tim Southee, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, T Curran
Captain and Vice-captain:
Captain- Colin Munro or Jonny Bairstow
Vice-captain- Tim Southee or Chris Jordan