NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction | 1st T20I | India tour of New Zealand 2020

New Zealand vs India Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 1st T20I

India and New Zealand will collide in the first T20I of the five-match T20I series at Eden Park in Auckland. We will provide IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Preview.

India

Team India will now collide with the Kiwis in a five-match T20I series at their home turf and prepare for the major competition i.e. World T20 later in this year. They are yet to find success in this format unlike the ODI’s and Tests and will put their best effort to outplay New Zealand team in all the three departments of game.

Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the tour due to injury while Hardik Pandya is still recovering and will be the main absentees in an otherwise strong squad. The fab four Rohit-Rahul-Virat-Iyer will hope to enjoy the batting friendly conditions in New Zealand while the Indian spinners will be eager to exploit the weakness of Kiwis against spin. Wicket-taking pace trio of Bumrah, Shami and Saini will also be crucial for Team India’s victory in this series.

New Zealand

Kiwis have a plenty of batting strength in their squad containing Guptill, Munro, Seifert, Williamson, Taylor and Grandhomme but will miss the services of their key pacers Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry who were the key in their victory over India in the World Cup semi-final last year. Tim Southee will have to take the responsibilty in their absence along with spin duo of Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner to restrict in-form Indian team.

They recently clashed with England in a similar five-match T20I series at home but ultimately lost the series by 3-2. A disciplined effort will be required from the Blackcaps to impose challenges to well-balanced Indian team.

Match Details

NZ vs IND, 1st T20I Match, India tour of New Zealand 2020.

Eden Park, Auckland.

12:30 PM, 24th January 2020.

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 168

Average 2nd innings score: 149

The pitch is expected to be batting friendly, and batsmen are likely to have the edge over bowlers. A good total approx 170 can be expected.

Pacers can extract some extra bounce here and can outplay the batsmen with their pace. They can also find swing in the initial overs if they bowl on good length.

Squads

India:

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn, Hamish Bennett, Blair Tickner.

New Zealand:

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur.

NZ vs IND Dream11 Team News

IND:

  • Team can persist with KL Rahul as wicket-keeper if they want to play Manish Pandey over Rishabh Pant.
  • Either Washington Sundar or Ravindra Jadeja will play.

NZ:

  • Blair Tickner has good chances to play as a specialist pacer over Scott Kuggeleijn.

Probable Playing XI

India:

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey/Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dubey, Ravindra Jadeja/Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini.

New Zealand:

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme/Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner/Scott Kuggeleijn, Hamish Bennett.

Top picks for IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

IND:

Virat Kohli:
The world No.1 Batsmen in T20I, Virat, will bat at one down and can destroy any bowling line-up if he is set and gets going. He will be a must-pick in NZ vs IND Dream11 team. He scored 183 runs in 3 innings in last ODI series against Australia.

Rohit Sharma:
He will open the innings for India and generally starts slow, but once he gets into the mood, then there is no stopping him, and he can hit the bowlers all around the park. He scored 171 runs from 3 innings at an average of 57 against Australia.

Lokesh Rahul:
He will open the innings and can also keep the wickets. His recent form is excellent and can be tried as captain in mini grand leagues.

Jasprit Bumrah:
He is one of the world’s best pacer and can utilise the conditions to perfection in New Zealand. 

Mohammed Shami:
He is in lethal form and is taking plenty of wickets. He took seven scalps in the last three-match series.

Kuldeep Yadav:
He is a left-arm chinaman bowler and has been picking up wickets for India consistently. He bowled well in recent matches and can be a good pick in your fantasy team.

Shreyas Iyer:
He is in good form presently and can make you a grand league winner as he is selected by a very less percentage of fantasy players. He can bat at two down tomorrow.

Ravindra Jadeja:
Sir Jadeja can contribute in all the three departments and is also performing well recently. He can be a good budget pick tomorrow.

Navdeep Saini:
He is a hit-the-deck pacer and can be a smart pick over Bumrah who is difficult to manage in your fantasy team due to high credits.

NZ:

Kane Williamson: Skipper Williamson is one of the best players in world cricket but is not in his best form presently. He can be a safe choice of vice-captain in small leagues.

Ross Taylor: He has performed exceptionally well from past two years and is in good form. He will be the key in middle order for New Zealand.

Martin Guptill: Opener Guptill has the talent and experience to anchor a big innings but has failed to perform in recent times. He will hope to score plenty of runs in this series.

Colin Munro: He has a good record in this format and can score at a blistering strike rate. He can also bowl a few overs if required.

Colin De Grandhomme: He is an attacking batsman and good medium-pacer. He can be promoted for big hitting and is in good form currently.

Mitchell Santner: He is an attacking lower order batsmen  and witty spinner. He can find it difficult to trouble quality Indian batsmen.

Tim Southee: Southee is an experienced pacer and can also score quick runs with bat. He will lead the pace attack of Kiwis.

Tim Siefert: He is an attacking batsman and will bat in the middle order: Tim performed well against India in the last series.

Ish Sodhi:
Right Arm Legbreak bowler played 40 T20Is matches and took 47 wickets.

Hamish Bennett:
He was the highest wicket taker in the Dream11 Super Smash 2019-20, Hamish Bennett took 17 wickets in 11 matches.

NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction

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NZ vs IND Dream11 Team 1st T20I India tour of New Zealand 2020
NZ vs IND Dream11 Team 1st T20I India tour of New Zealand 2020

Captain and Vice-Captain

Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Martin Guptill.

For Grand Leagues: Colin Munro.

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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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