IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction | 1st Test | New Zealand tour of India 2021

India and New Zealand will play in the 1st Test match of the New Zealand tour of India 2021 at Green Park, Kanpur. We will cover IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.


India was clinical in the T20I series and will be high on confidence as they move into the Test series.

The middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane will lead the side in the first match. Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill are likely to open the innings. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahane will continue at their usual position. Shreyas Iyer will debut in the first test.

The bowling attack has an equal number of spinners and fast bowlers. The spin trio Ashwin-Jadeja-Axar will be lethal on the Indian pitches. Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Siraj are likely to be the two pacers in the team.

Indian had lost the match when these two teams clashed against each other in the World Test Championship final.

New Zealand:

New Zealand has lost all the matches in the T20I series, but they are the No.1 team in the Test format.

Tom Latham and Will Young might be the new opening pair as Devon Conway has been injured and ruled out of the Test series. Skipper Kane Williamson, experienced Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls will bat in the middle-order. 

New Zealand might also try three spinners, Mitchell Santner and Ajaz Patel, as they would be more effective on the spin-friendly tracks. Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson/Neil Wagner might be the pace attack of the team.

New Zealand would be eager to perform well and win the Test series after whitewashed in the T20I format.

IND vs NZ Match Details

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Match, New Zealand tour of India, 2021.

Date: 25th November 2021

Time: 09:30 AM IST

Venue: Green Park, Kanpur.

IND vs NZ Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 371

Average second innings score: 323

Average third innings score: 254

Average second innings score: 135

(The average score is based on twenty-two Test matches played at this venue.)

The pitch will be perfect for batting for the first two days of the match, but as the game progresses, it slows down drastically, and spinners will play a crucial role and get tough to bat. Fast bowlers might not get much help at this venue.

IND vs NZ Head to Head

Total Matches Played: 61

IND Won: 21

NZ Won: 13

Drawn: 26

Abandoned: 1

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India vs New Zealand Dream11 Team News


  • Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant have been given rest for the Test Series.
  • Virat Kohli will join the squad in the 2nd match.
  • KL Rahul has been injured and ruled out of the Test Series. Surya Kumar Yadav will be his replacement.


  • Devon Conway will not be available for the Test Series due to an injury, and Daryl Micthell was named as Conway’s replacement in New Zealand’s Test side.

IND vs NZ Probable Playing 11


Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj.

New Zealand:

Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (Wk), Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson/Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Will Somerville.

Top Picks for IND vs NZ Dream11 Team


Cheteshwar Pujara

(90 M, 6494 R, 45.41 A)

Pujara is an experienced player and bats at No.3. He is a proper Test match player and has three double centuries and 18 centuries to his name.

Mayank Agarwal:

(14 M, 1052 R, 45.74 A)

Mayank has been very impressive in the short span of his career. He has already scored two double centuries and four centuries.

Shubman Gill:

(8 M, 414 R, 31.85 A)

Gill is a young right-handed batsman and has played some brilliant knocks. He is yet to score a century in Test cricket.

Ajinkya Rahane:

(78 M, 4756 R, 39.63 W)

Rahane is the captain of the team in the first match in the absence of Kohli. He has been slightly out of form in the Test format.

Axar Patel:

(3 M, 127.4 O, 27 W)

Axar Patel is a left-arm orthodox bowler and was brilliant in his debut series against England, picking up 27 wickets.

Ravindra Jadeja:

(56 M, 2145 R, 34.04 A + 2327.5 O, 227 W)

He is at the No.3 position in the Test Rankings for all-rounders. Jadeja picks up crucial wickets and has improved his batting a lot in recent years.

Ravichandran Ashwin:

(79 M, 2685 R, 27.68 A + 3611.4 O, 413 W)

Ashwin is an experienced right-arm off-break bowler and is at the 2nd position in the ICC Test bowler rankings. He has scored five centuries so far in his career.

Ishant Sharma:

(104 M, 3171.2 O, 311 W)

Ishant bowls right-arm medium-fast and picks up wickets early in the innings. He has the best figure of picking up seven wickets for 74 runs in an innings.

New Zealand:

Tom Latham:

(59 M, 4056 R, 41.39 A)

Latham is a left-handed batsman and opens the innings for the team. He has scored 11 centuries and one double century so far in his career.

Kane Williamson:

(85 M, 7230 R, 53.96 A)

Skipper Williamson is the No.2 batsman in the Test format. He has scored 24 centuries and four double hundreds so far in his career.

Ross Taylor:

(108 M, 7565 R, 45.30 A)

Ross Taylor is the most experienced player on the side and bats in the middle-order. He scored 19 centuries and three double hundreds.

Mitchell Santner:

(24 M, 766 R, 24.70 A + 672.5 O, 41 W)

Santner is a bowling all-rounder and has been impressive so far in his career. He has the best figure of three wickets for 53 runs in an innings and scored a hundred.

Tim Southee:

(79 M, 2981 O, 314 W)

Southee is the experienced bowler in the team and can swing the ball well. He has a bowling average of 28.22 in the Test format.

Kyle Jamieson:

(8 M, 256 R, 42.66 A + 287.2 O, 46 W)

Jamieson started his career recently and has already picked up almost fifty wickets and has a batting average of above 40 runs.

Trump Card picks for the IND vs NZ Dream11 Team.

Ajaz Patel:

(9 M, 293.5 O, 26 W)

Ajaz Patel is also a left-arm orthodox bowler and can be effective on Indian pitches.

IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

W Saha

C Pujara, K Williamsom, M Agarwal

R Jadeja (Vc), R Ashwin (C), Axar Patel, M Santner

T Southee, K Jamieson, M Siraj

IND vs NZ Fantasy Cricket Tips:

  • You can pick M Siraj to Ishant Sharma.
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Captain and Vice-Captain (IND vs NZ Today Match Prediction)

  • Ravi Ashwin
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Kane Williamson
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Axar Patel
  • K Jamieson

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

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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