New Zealand vs India Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 3rd T20I
New Zealand and India will collide in the third T20I of the five-match T20I series at Seddon Park in Hamilton. We will provide NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Match Preview.
Team India continued their domination in the T20I series defeating Kiwis by seven scalps in the second encounter with the help of another stupendous effort from young guns KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer.
Batting first, Hosts crumbled to score in front of mighty bowling from India and could score only 132 runs. Guptill and Munro failed to capitalize on good start losing their wicket on 33 and 26 runs, respectively. A late cameo of 33* runs from Siefert surged New Zealand to a below-par total of 132. Ravi Jadeja was the pick among bowlers taking two scalps while Shami and Bumrah also bowled well among the visitors.
In the chase, Rohit once again got out cheaply while Chase master Kohli also gave his wicket on 11 runs, but an in-form KL Rahul along with Iyer played match-winning knocks of 57* and 44 runs to chase the target comfortably in 17.3 overs. Tim Southee starred with the ball for Blackcaps taking two crucial scalps while Sodhi took one scalp in losing cause for the team.
To keep the series alive, Kiwis will have to put their best effort tomorrow while India will hope to conquer the five-match series in the third match itself and target to clean sweep New Zealand at their home turf.
NZ vs IND, 3rd T20I Match, India tour of New Zealand 2020.
Seddon Park, Hamilton.
12:30 PM, 29th January 2020.
Average 1st innings score: 172
Average 2nd innings score: 160
Similar to other New Zealand pitches, A batting-friendly surface can be expected with minimal support to bowlers.
A total near 180 can be expected. Batsmen will fancy the small boundaries and conditions at Hamilton.
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.
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
- Scott Kuggeleijn can get a chance in place of Blair Tickner.
- Daryl Mitchell can also play this match.
- India team is likely to go with the same playing XI. However, Shardul Thakur can make way for Navdeep Saini.
Probable Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn/Blair Tickner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
Top picks for IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction
Skipper Williamson is one of the best players in world cricket and scored attacking fifty from just 26 balls in the first T20I but failed in the second match.
He has performed exceptionally well from the past two years and is in good form. He will be the key in the middle order for New Zealand and proved it in the first match scoring 54 runs at a strike rate of 200.
He has a good record in this format and can score at a blistering strike rate and can also bowl a few overs if required. He scored 59 and 26 runs in two matches and can be a witty choice of captaincy in grand leagues.
Opener Guptill has the talent and experience to anchor big innings but has failed to perform in recent times. He scored 30 and 33 runs in two matches and also played well in the last domestic T20 tournament.
Colin De Grandhomme:
He is an attacking batsman and good medium-pacer and is in good form currently. He is likely to bat at two down but is not bowling any overs. Grandhomme got out cheaply in both the matches.
He is an attacking lower-order batsman and witty spinner. He can find it difficult to trouble quality Indian batsmen and went for plenty in the first match.
Southee is an experienced pacer and can also score quick runs with the bat. He will lead the pace attack of Kiwis and took two crucial scalps in the last match.
Right-Arm leg break bowler Sodhi has taken three scalps till now in the series and can be a budget pick in your fantasy team.
He was the highest wicket-taker in the Dream11 Super Smash 2019-20, taking 17 wickets in 11 matches but is yet to display his talent in the international format.
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 and scored crucial knock of 45 runs in the first T20I.
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 got out early in both the matches and will hope to score big tomorrow.
He will open the innings and also keep the wickets. His recent form is excellent and scored 56 and 57 runs in two matches. He has a good record while chasing while his fellow opener has the opposite, and this strategy can help you in grand leagues.
He proved his talent in both the matches scoring 58 and 44 runs in two games. Iyer can play as per the situation of the game.
He is one of the world’s best pacers and can utilize the conditions to perfection in New Zealand. He took one scalp each in both the matches and is bowling well.
He is in lethal form and is taking plenty of wickets. He took seven scalps in the last three-match series but is yet to make a scalp in this series.
Sir Jadeja can contribute in all the three departments and is also performing well recently. He struck twice in the second T20I.
Talented youngster Dube is an attacking batsman and handy medium-pacer. He took one scalp each and scored quick 13, and 8* runs in both the matches.
Wicket-taking leggie Chahal can destroy Kiwi Line-up single-handedly if the pitch suits him. He took one scalp in the opening T20I.
NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In the wicket-keeper, KL Rahul is good.
- In batsmen, Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor are also good options.
- Ravindra Jadeja and Colin de Grandhomme are also good to pick in all-rounders section.
- Tim Southee, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ish Sodhi are also good bowlers.
- Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Colin Munro are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Kane Williamson, Rohit Sharma, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer.
For Grand Leagues: Martin Guptill.
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