ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction & Top Picks: 3rd T20

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ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction & Top Picks: 3rd T20

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Preview Dream11 Tips and Probable Playing XI of the 3rd T20I. New Zealand and England will face-off in the third T20I at Saxton Oval. In Nelson.

Hosts Kiwis finally bounced back in the second T20I after receiving a thrashing from England in the first encounter. They defeated England comfortably by a margin of 21 runs.

Batting first, Martin Guptill ultimately ended his run drought scoring 41 runs from just 28 balls. Grandhomme and Taylor were also useful in the middle scoring 28 runs each while Neesham played brilliant cameo of 42 runs to take the team to a total of 176. Pace duo of Jordan and Sam Curran took three and two scalps respectively for the visitors.

In the chase, England team crumbled after losing two crucial wickets at the top. However, Dawid Malan and Morgan scored 39 and 32 respectively but went in vain as they were left behind by 21 runs. Chris Jordan also played a brilliant cameo of 36 runs from just 19 balls. Mitchell Santner took another three wicket-haul while Southee-Ferguson-Sodhi struck twice each to level the series.

Both teams will hope to put their best effort tomorrow and keep their preparations for the T20I World Cup 2020 going ahead.

When and Where

ENG vs NZ, 3rd T20I, England tour of New Zealand, 2019.
Saxton Oval, Nelson.
06:30 AM, 5th November 2019.

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 187
Average 2nd innings score: 140

Pitch is expected to support batsmen more alike other New Zealand pitches.

Pacers can find some initial support from the surface while Spinners can come into play later in the innings.

A good total above 180 is likely to be on the cards tomorrow.


Eoin Morgan (c), James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Pat Brown, Chris Jordan, Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid and Saqib Mahmood.

Tim Southee (c), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Scott Kuggleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi and Blair Tickner.

Team News


  • Joe Denly has been ruled out of the T20I series due to injury. No replacement has been announced.
  • Tom Curran will most probably return in the playing XI replacing Patrick Brown.

New Zealand:

  • They are unlikely to make any changes in the winning combination from the last match.

Probable Playing XI

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings (wk), Lewis Gregory, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran/Patrick Brown, Saqib Mahmood.

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi.

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Top picks for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction


Jonny Bairstow: He is an attacking opening batsman and also has good records in New Zealand conditions. He scored 78* runs in a first practice match and 35 runs in the first T20I but got out on a duck in the last game.

Eoin Morgan: He is a better player of spin as compared to pace bowling and can struggle against short balls of Ferguson. Still, He can fetch you good points and scored 34* and 32 runs in two matches.

James Vince: He is a consistent performer and scored a match-winning knock of 59 runs in the first T201.

Sam Curran: He can be a match-winner with the bat as well as ball and took three scalps in two matches, including two-wicket haul in the last game.

Dawid Malan: He will open tomorrow and is a talented batsman. He scored 39 runs in the last match.

Chris Jordan: Pacer Jordan is a T20 specialist and can trouble batsmen with his variations. He took two and three wicket-haul in two T20I’s and also scored attacking 36 runs in the last match.

Adil Rashid: He is a wicket-taking spinner and can be a good pick in your fantasy team. He took one scalp in the last match.

Lewis Gregory: All-rounder Gregory will bat in the lower middle order and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. He took one scalp and scored 15 runs in the last match.

New Zealand:

Ross Taylor: He has performed exceptionally well for the past two years and is in good form. Taylor will be the key in the middle order in the absence of Williamson and scored 44, 28 runs in two matches.

Colin De Grandhomme: He is an attacking batsman and good medium-pacer. He will bat at two down but is unlikely to bowl much overs and scored 12-ball 28 in the last match. 

Mitchell Santner: He is an attacking batsman and witty spinner. He took three wicket-hauls in both of the matches.

Jimmy Neesham: Star all-rounder Neesham has an immense capability in all the departments of the game. He scored crucial 22 balls-42 runs knock in the second T20I.

Martin Guptill: Opener Guptill has the talent and experience to anchor big innings but has failed to perform in recent times. However, He scored attacking 41 runs in the second T20I.

Colin Munro: He has a good record in this format and can score at a blistering strike rate. He scored unbeaten 107 in practice match and 21, 7 runs in two T20I’s.

Tim Southee: Kiwi Stand-in Skipper bowled good spells in the last series against Sri Lanka and can also score quick runs with the bat.  He struck twice in the previous match.

Lockie Ferguson: He is a lethal pacer and can trouble batsmen with his pace and bounce. He bowled good spells in both the matches and struck twice in the previous encounter.

Tim Siefert: He is an attacking batsman and scored 32, 16 runs in both the T20I’s.

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

Head-to-Head/Small Leagues:

Tim Siefert (wk)
J Bairstow (C)
Martin Guptill
Eoin Morgan
Dawid Malan
M Santner
Jimmy Neesham (Vc)
Sam Curran
Chris Jordan
Lockie Ferguson
Tim Southee

Note: You can take Colin De Grandhomme, Ross Taylor or Colin Munro in place of Martin Guptill.

Captain and Vc Choices:

J Bairstow, M Guptill, C Munro, Colin De Grandhomme, E Morgan, Dawid Malan, Ross Taylor, J Neesham, Sam Curran, James Vince.

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