NZ vs WI 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction | Match Preview | West Indies tour of New Zealand 2020

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New Zealand and West Indies will clash against each other at Eden Park, Auckland. We will cover NZ vs WI 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.

New Zealand

New Zealand will host West Indies for the three matches T20I series starting from 27th November. The kiwis will return to T20 cricket after a long time. They last hosted India in a five-match series at the beginning of the year.

The home side will miss two of their key players Kane Williamson and Trent Boult as the team has decided to rest them after their busy IPL Season and also their star all-rounder Colin De Grandhomme is injured and is ruled out of the series.

Tim Southee will lead the side in the absence of their regular skipper Kane Williamson for the opening two games and will then join the test squad along with Ross Taylor and Kyle Jamieson.

Though they are without their key players, they are still a quality team with players like Martin Guptill, Neesham, Lockie Ferguson who are all fit and ready to go.

  • Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert will open the innings for the team.
  • Glenn Phillips will bat at no.3 and will be followed by Devon Conway and Ross Taylor in the middle order.
  • Jimmy Neesham, along with Mark Chapman/Santner, will do the finishing duties for the team in the lower middle order.
  • Ish Sodhi, along with Santner, will be key spinners for the team.
  • Tim Southee, along with Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson and Neesham will be leading the pace attack.

West Indies

West Indies will be looking start off their tour on a positive note and will be looking to win the series and find a form to defend their T20I title in the T20I world cup next year.

They are also without their key players Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis who have made themselves unavailable for this tour. However, the side still has quality players in the form of Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran.

Kieron Pollard will be leading the side and will be determined to win the series as the team have won just 5 out of their last 18 T20I and will look to improve the side’s performance both with the bat and ball at the Eden park on the 27th.

  • Andre Fletcher and Brandon King will open the innings for the team.
  • Shimron Hetmyer will bat at no.3 and will be followed by R Powell and N Pooran in the middle order.
  • Kieron Pollard, along with Fabian Allen, will do the finishing duties for the team in the lower middle order.
  • Hayden Walsh, along with Fabian Allen will be key spinners for the team.
  • Sheldon Cottrell, along with Oshane Thomas and Kesrick Williams will be leading the pace attack.

Match Details

NZ vs WI, 1st T20I Match, West Indies tour of New Zealand 2020.

Eden Park, Auckland.

11:30 AM, 27th November 2020.

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 170

Average 2nd innings score: 165

The pitch at the Eden park is expected to be batting friendly, and batsmen are likely to have the edge over bowlers due to the short straight boundaries and big score above 175 can be expected.

The pitch as nothing for the bowlers still pacers have the edge over the spinners due to the shorter boundaries. They can also find a swing in the initial overs if they bowl on right length.

NZ vs WI Dream11 Team News

New Zealand

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  • Kane Williamson and Trent Boult have been rested for the series.
  • The team could play only one spinner considering the dimensions of the ground.

West Indies

  • They will be playing without their star players Andre Russell and Evin Lewis.
  • They could also play with only one spinner considering the short Boundaries.

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand:

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (C), Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi.

West Indies:

Andre Fletcher, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell/Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (C), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul/Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh, Kesrick Williams.

Top picks for NZ vs WI Dream11 Prediction


Martin Guptill:

(88 M, 2536 R, 32.51 A)

He is one of the best openers in New Zealand currently and playing in his home against Windies can be a threat for the visitors.

Glenn Phillips:

(11 M, 139 R, 15.44 A )

Though his international stats are average but are still one of the quality players in the New Zealand domestic Circuit.

Ross Taylor:

(100 M, 1909 R, 25.8 A)

One of the best batsmen for New Zealand and with experience of more than a decade in international cricket is a real threat for the Windies bowling attack.

Lockie Ferguson:

(8 M, 31 0, 14 W)

One of the fastest bowlers in the world currently and considering his form in the IPL, he is a must-have pick in your fantasy teams.

Tim Southee:

(70 M, 91 O, 78 W)

He is one of the experienced bowlers for New Zealand and is a top-class bowler who could be a threat to the West Indies top order.

Kyle Jamieson:

He is a Right-arm medium bowler, Jamieson performed very good in T20s matches. He is a wicket taker bowler.


Kieron Pollard:

(73 M, 1123 R, 23.4 A)

He considered one of the best finishers in the world with a lot of experience in the T20 leagues around the world. Pollard can smash the New Zealand bowlers out of the park in the death overs.

Shimron Hetmyer:

(25 M, 354 R, 19.67 A)

He will bat in the top order for the team. He is also an attacking batsman who can go big from ball one and is a real threat for NZ in the powerplay.

Nicholas Pooran:

(21 M, 353 R, 23.53 A)

He is an attacking middle-order batsman who can hit the ball a long way and is must-have pick considering his form in the IPL 2020 and can very much hit the NZ spinners out of the park.

Sheldon Cottrell:

(27 M, 36 W)

He will bowl in the powerplay and the death for West Indies and can pick crucial wickets for the team. Though his recent form in the IPL was not that good, he is a quality bowler to have in your fantasy teams.

Kesrick Williams:

(25 M, 41 W)

He is a Right-arm fast-medium bowler, K Williams is very good records in T20I matches.

Keemo Paul:

(18 M, 24 W)

Keemo Paul is known for his death bowling all around the world and is a crucial bowler for the team in this clash and can be great punt in your fantasy sides.

NZ vs WI Dream11 Prediction

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Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:

NZ vs WI Dream11 Team 1st T20I
NZ vs WI Dream11 Team 1st T20I

Captain and Vice-Captain:

  • M Guptill
  • G Phillips
  • K Pollard
  • S Hetmyer
  • L Ferguson
  • N Pooran

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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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