IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview | Shikhar Dhawan ruled out

IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview: World Cup 2019 | Shikhar Dhawan ruled out

India and New Zealand will face-off in the 18th match of World Cup 2019 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. We will provide IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.


Team India has got a good start in World Cup’19 defeating Australia and South Africa comprehensively by 36 runs and 6 scalps respectively. India’s top-order Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan have been in brilliant form along with Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni while bowlers Bumrah, Bhuvi and Chahal have also been phenomenal with the ball. They will hope to end the unbeaten streak of New Zealand tomorrow and reach on the top of the points table.

In the last encounter, They defeated Australia by 36 runs. Batting first, Shikhar Dhawan along with Rohit Sharma played brilliant knocks of 117 and 57 respectively. Followed by Virat Kohli who scored 82 runs and attacking cameos from Hardik and Dhoni inspired India to a total of 352. Defending the target, Pace duo of Bhuvi and Bumrah bowled lethal spells taking three scalps each while Chahal took two wickets to successfully defend the target.

New Zealand:

Table-toppers New Zealand has won all three of their encounters yet in WC’19 and is performing well as a team. Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry are in lethal form taking eight and seven scalps respectively in three matches along with Boult and Neesham while Guptill, Munro, Williamson and Ross Taylor have been contributing well with the bat. They will also take confidence from their warm-up victory against India and will hope to give a tough challenge to the mighty Indian team.

In the previous encounter, They defeated Afghanistan by 7 wickets. Bowling first, Lockie Ferguson and Jimmy Neesham destroyed Afghan line-up with their pace and bounce taking four and five wickets respectively. Chasing the target, Skipper Kane Willamson along with Ross Taylor played good knocks of 79* and 48 respectively to add another win to their tally.

A good contest can be expected between both teams.

When and Where:

IND vs NZ, 18th Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
03:00 PM, 13th June 2019.
Live Score

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 252
Average 2nd innings score: 219

Pitch will be highly batting friendly and a good total near 350 can be expected. Pace bowlers are also getting good support from pitch.

There is a high chance of rain to disturb match proceedings.


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

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

NZ vs IND Team News:


Shikhar Dhawan is ruled out for a minimum of three weeks due to thumb fracture and Rishabh Pant has been called in as cover but will not play until he is announced as the replacement.

Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar is likely to take the place of Dhawan with KL Rahul opening the innings.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will open the innings. Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik/Vijay Shankar, and MS Dhoni will follow them.

Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav will play the role of an allrounder.

Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the pace attack along with Hardik Pandya while Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will handle the spin attack along with Kedar Jadhav.

New Zealand:

Talented Henry Nicholls if fit can get a chance in place of Colin Munro in an otherwise perfect playing XI.

Colin Munro and Martin Guptill will open the innings. Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Tom Latham will follow them.

James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, and Mitchell Santner will play the role of an allrounder.

Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson will lead the pace attack along with James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme while Mitchell Santner will handle the spin department.

Probable Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik/Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzi Chahal, K Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.

Colin Munro/Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), J Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Matt Henry.

Key Players for IND vs NZ Dream11 Team:


Primary Options: MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is in brilliant form from past one year and can play as per the condition of the match. Also, With Shikhar Dhawan ruled out MS Dhoni can get more chance to bat. He has scored 34 and 27 in two encounters.

Other Option: Tom Latham

Tom Latham is yet to prove his talent in WC’19 and has also not got enough chances with the bat. He can play well against spin in case top order collapses.

NZ vs IND Dream11 Team Batsman:

Primary Options: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Lokesh Rahul, Colin Munro

Skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most consistent and best batsmen in the world. He has scored 18,82 runs in two encounters.

Rohit Sharma has regained his form in World Cup 2019 scoring match winning 122* and 57 in two encounters. In the absence of Dhawan, He will have added responsibility to give a good start to the Indian team.

Ross Taylor is in brilliant form and has played knocks of 82,48 runs yet in WC’19. He also has a good record on English pitches.

Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson is also one of the best batsmen of the world and is a good player of pace as well as spin and will be crucial for New Zealand against mighty Indian bowling attack. He has scored 40, 79* in two encounters.

Martin Guptill is a very attacking batsman and can play a big inning on his day. He has scored 73*,25 and 0 in three matches.

KL Rahul will open the innings tomorrow and can change the course of the match single-handedly if he survives early Kiwi pace attack.

Colin Munro is an attacking batsman and can score at good strike rate. He has scores of 58,24 and 22 in three matches.

Other options:

Dinesh Karthik/Vijay Shankar is expected to finally get his opportunity at no.4 and can also contribute with ball.


Primary Options: Jimmy Neesham, Hardik Pandya

Jimmy Neesham is in brilliant form recently and proved it by taking five-wicket haul against Afghanistan. He can also play attacking cameos with the bat.

Hardik Pandya is the X-factor of team India. He can hit big sixes along with lethal bouncers. He scored attacking 17* and 48 in two matches.

Other Options: Mitch Santner, Kedar Jadhav, Colin De Grandhomme, Ravindra Jadeja

Mitchell Santner is a good spin bowling all-rounder and can also hit quick runs. He generally bowls with good economy.

Kedar Jadhav has returned in WC’19 after injury and is yet to make his mark. He can be a good grand league pick.

Colin De Grandhomme can play attacking knock and also chip in with crucial overs. He has taken three scalps in three matches.

Ravindra Jadeja has a slight chance to play tomorrow in place of Kuldeep Yadav and can be effective with the bat as well as the bowl.


Primary Options: J Bumrah, Trent Boult, Yuzi Chahal, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best pacers in world cricket and is a wicket-taking bowler in initial, middle as well as death overs. He has taken five scalps in two encounters.

Trent Boult can trouble any batsmen with his swing in the initial overs. However, He has failed to take enough wickets yet in WC’19. In the warm-up match against India, He took four wicket haul.

Yuzi Chahal has been the best spinner for India taking six scalps in two matches including a four-wicket haul against South Africa. He can trick Kiwi batsmen with his witty spin.

Lockie Ferguson can be lethal with his pace. He has taken eight scalps in three encounters including a four-wicket haul against Afghanistan in the last match.

Matt Henry has impressed everyone with his pace and swing in the initial overs and has taken seven scalps in three encounters.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also found his form and has taken 2,3 wickets in two matches. He can also be handy with the bat.

Other Options: Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav is not in good form from the past few months. However, He has a great record against New Zealand.

IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction:

This team may be updated after playing XI was declared.

T Latham(wk)
Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul
Virat Kohli (C)
K Williamson (Vc)
Ross Taylor
Hardik Pandya
Colin de Grandhomme
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Kuldeep Yadav
Trent Boult

C and Vc Choices: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, K Williamson, R Taylor, M Guptill, H Pandya, Jimmy Neesham, J Bumrah, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Yadav.

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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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