New Zealand vs India Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 4th T20I
New Zealand and India will collide in the fourth T20I of the five-match T20I series at Sky Stadium in Wellington. We will provide NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Match Preview.
Team India continued their lethal form sealing the five-match T20I series in the third match itself, defeating Kiwis in the super over of an exciting T20I encounter.
Batting first, Rohit Sharma came all guns blazing, scoring 65 runs in just 40 balls and was supported by KL Rahul and Virat to take India to a total of 179. Manish Pandey and Jadeja also contributed in the total with quick cameos of 14* and 10*, respectively. For Kiwis, Hamish Bennett took three wicket-haul despite getting hit all over the park and ended with 54 runs to his tally.
In the chase, Skipper Williamson single-handedly kept his team alive, scoring 95 runs from just 48 balls. At the same time, Guptill and Taylor also scored 31 and 17 runs respectively but failed in front of the brilliance of Mohammad Shami, who restricted Kiwis from scoring two runs in the last three balls, ultimately resulting in a tie. Shardul Thakur and Shami struck twice while Jadeja and Chahal also bowled well for the team.
In the super over, Blackcaps came to bat first and scored 17 runs thanks to cameos from Williamson and Guptill. Indian openers Rohit and Rahul came on the crease chasing the target and were 8/0 in first four balls. Still, two consecutive sixes after that by Rohit ensured India seal the series comprehensively.
Team New Zealand will hope to put their best effort into the remaining two matches to prevent a miserable clean sweep from visitors and prepare well for the upcoming T20I World Cup. At the same time, India will want to continue the winning momentum ahead and test their bench strength in the forthcoming matches.
NZ vs IND, 4th T20I Match, India tour of New Zealand 2020.
Sky Stadium, Wellington.
12:30 PM, 31st January 2020.
Average 1st innings score: 160
Average 2nd innings score: 133
Drop-in pitches are generally used here, which provide plenty of support to batsmen and some initial assistance to pacers. Hit-the-deck pacers can utilize the conditions to perfection.
A total near 180 can be expected. Batsmen will fancy the small boundaries and conditions at Wellington.
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Ross Taylor, Tom Bruce, 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
Captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the 4th T20I with a left-shoulder injury. Tim Southee will captain the side in fourth T20I.
Tom Bruce has replaced Colin De Grandhomme in the squad.
- Daryl Mitchell or Tom Bruce can replace Colin De Grandhomme in the Playing XI.
- Team India can test their bench strength in the remaining two matches as they have already sealed the series.
- Navdeep Saini has high chances to feature tomorrow in place of any pacer, probably Shardul Thakur or Mohammed Shami.
Probable Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee (C), Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini/Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav/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 and 95-run knock in the last match. He can be a safe bet as captain in the small leagues.
Opener Guptill has the talent and experience to anchor big innings but has failed to perform in recent times. He scored 30,33 and 31 runs in three matches and also played well in the last domestic T20 tournament. Guptill is likely to fire big in one of the remaining two games.
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. The only concern with Taylor is that he is coming to bat way down the order.
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, 26, and 14 runs in three matches and can be a witty choice of captaincy in grand leagues.
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 second last match.
Right-Arm leg break bowler Sodhi has taken three scalps till now in the series at a good economy and can be a budget pick in the IND vs NZ fantasy team.
He was the highest wicket-taker in the Dream11 Super Smash 2019-20, taking 17 wickets in 11 matches and took three wicket-haul in the last game.
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 brilliant knocks of 45 and 38 runs in the first and third 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 was at his attacking best In the last match scoring 65 runs from 40 balls along with match-winning cameo in the super over.
He will open the innings and also keep the wickets. His recent form is excellent and scored 56,57, and 27 runs in three matches. He has a good record while chasing while his fellow opener has the opposite, and this strategy can help you win the grand leagues like the last match.
He has immense talent and scored 58 and 44 runs in the first two matches. Iyer can play as per the situation of the game for his team.
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 the first two matches but failed to perform in the third T20I.
He is in lethal form and is taking plenty of wickets. He took two wickets in the last match and also bowled superbly in the previous over, preventing Kiwis from chasing two runs in three balls.
Sir Jadeja can contribute in all the three departments and is also performing well recently. He struck twice in the second T20I and took one scalp in the last match, along with a quick cameo of 10* runs in five balls.
Talented youngster Dube is an attacking batsman and handy medium-pacer. He took one scalp each and scored quick 13, and 8* runs in the first two matches but failed in the third T20I.
Wicket-taking leggie Chahal can destroy Kiwi Line-up single-handedly if the pitch suits him. He took two scalps till now.
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 is also good options.
- Tim Southee, Shardul Thakur, and Ish Sodhi are also good bowlers.
- Virat Kohli is also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Jasprit Bumrah.
For Grand Leagues: Martin Guptill.
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