ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 1st T20I

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ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 1st T20I

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 1st T20I. New Zealand and England will face-off in the first T20I at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

After the super-duper encounter between England and Kiwis in the World Cup finale, Both teams meet now to prepare for the T20I World Cup next year and will play five T20I’s along with two tests later on.

Hosts New Zealand will miss the services of Mr. Consistent Kane Williamson due to injury and have also rested their premier fast bowler Trent Boult for the T20I series. Tim Southee will lead the side and will have the responsibility to dismantle English batsmen alongside Lockie Ferguson. Destructive opening duo of Guptill and Munro will also be eager to regain their international form while the all-around trio of Neesham-Grandhomme-Santner will hope to contribute with bat as well as ball.

England team, on the other hand, have given opportunity to new players such as Tom Banton, Lewis Gregory, Sam Curran, Patrick Brown, Matt Parkinson, and Saqib Mahmood. They have also provided another chance to Dawid Malan, James Vince, Joe Denly and Sam Billings to cement their place in the side. Skipper Morgan along with Bairstow at top and Adil Rashid with ball will hope to put a match-winning performance in the opening encounter of the tour.

When and Where

ENG vs NZ, 1st T20I, England tour of New Zealand, 2019.
Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
06:30 AM, 1st November 2019.

Pitch Conditions

Pitch is expected to be a paradise for batsmen with small boundaries and negligible support to bowlers.

However, overcast conditions can assist Pacers but will have to put good hard work to restrict run flow.

An average total above 160 can be expected with the chasing team having a good advantage.


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


  • Sam Curran and Patrick Brown have been announced to make their T20I debuts tomorrow.
  • Joe Denly has been declared unfit to play tomorrow.

New Zealand:

  • Team management can either play batting all-rounder Daryl Mitchell or can prefer bowling all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn in the playing XI.

Probable Playing XI

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

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (WK), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell/Scott Kuggeleijn, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi.

Top picks for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team


Jonny Bairstow: He is an attacking opening batsman and also has good records in New Zealand conditions. He scored 78* runs in first practice match.

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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.

Adil Rashid: He is a wicket-taking spinner and can be a good pick in your fantasy team.

James Vince: Vince can bat at one down and is a consistent performer. However, He has failed to perform at the international level.

Sam Curran: He will make his T20I debut tomorrow and is a match-winner with the bat as well as ball.

Dawid Malan: He is likely to open tomorrow and is a talented batsman.

Chris Jordan: Pacer Jordan is a T20 specialist and can trouble batsmen with his variations.

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 absence of Williamson.

James Neesham: Pace all-rounder Neesham has immense talent with bat as well as ball. However, He was in awful form during CPL 2019.

Colin De Grandhomme: He scored good knocks of 44 and 59 runs in the last T20I series and will be a must pick in NZ vs ENG Dream11 team. He is also a good medium-pacer.

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.

Martin Guptill: Opener Guptill has the talent and experience to anchor a big innings but has failed to perform in recent times.

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

Lockie Ferguson: He is a lethal pacer and can trouble batsmen with his pace and bounce.

Tim Siefert: He proved his talent in second last series and is an attacking batsman.

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

H2H Team:

Tim Siefert (wk)
J Bairstow (c)
Colin Munro
Eoin Morgan
Ross Taylor
Jimmy Neesham (vc)
Sam Curran
Colin De Grandhomme
Adil Rashid
Lockie Ferguson
Patrick Brown

Captain and Vc Choices:

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

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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