IND vs NZ Dream 11 Team Prediction for 5th ODI: Preview | Guptill doubtful, MSD to return
Hello and Welcome to our preview for India vs New Zealand ODI match. We are covering IND vs NZ Dream 11 team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the fifth ODI match. The match is to be played at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
The fifth and final ODI between India and New Zealand has practically no meaning, except for us Dream11 players of course. These are precious few chances for the teams to try out their combinations leading into the World Cup. India has already secured the series with 3-1 lead but the match will be keenly contested.
India wobbled against the fine swing demonstration by New Zealand’s quick Trent Boult. The top order was sent packing and the batting side collapsed like a pack of cards including the debutant Shubman Gill. From 55/8, the team was helped by the spin duo Chahal and Kuldeep who carried the side to 92 all out. The bowlers were helpless with such a small score.
After looking harmless in the first three matches, the home team roared back in the contention with a stellar bowling performance. Bowling first, the Blackcaps bowlers enjoyed the swinging conditions. Boult completed his 10 over spell uninterrupted while de Grandhomme picked up three wickets as well. Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls completed the chase without any problems.
When and Where:
IND vs NZ, Fifth ODI, India tour of New Zealand, 2018-19
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
3rd February 2019, 7:30 AM IST
Average 1st innings score: 232
Average 2nd innings score: 205
Last ODI played here was between England and New Zealand in March 2018. England defended the score of 234 as New Zealand posted 230/8.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya
Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
As per the reports on Twitter, Sanjay Bangar has confirmed that MS Dhoni will be fit for the fifth ODI. He is expected to come in place of Dinesh Karthik.
Captain Rohit Sharma and opener Shikhar Dhawan will expect to better their performance after fourth ODI. Shubman Gill should receive another opportunity at number three.
The middle order is likely to be Rayudu, Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav with Dhoni taking the gloves.
Hardik Pandya the all-rounder provides batting at the death. Kuldeep and Chahal will be the spin weapons. There are chance that Ravindra Jadeja can also get a game.
India rested Shami in the last match. There is no update if they will Bhuvi this time or not, so the pacers remain uncertain. M Siraj can replace Khaleel Ahmed.
NZ opener Martin Guptill is doubtful for tomorrow’s ODI due to back injury. Colin Munro has been called up.
New Zealand had plenty of changes in the last match, they are likely to stick with them.
Henry Nicholls will be the other opener. Williamson and Taylor remain solid in the middle order alongside wicketkeeper Tom Latham.
Three all-rounders come in next. James Neesham, Mitchell Santner and Colin de Grandhomme add depth with both the bat and ball.
Todd Astle will be the leading spinner. NZ likes to rotate its pace attack, we may see Southee or Ferguson in place of Henry. Trent Boult is likely to continue.
Probable Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ambati Rayadu, MS Dhoni/Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed/M Siraj
Colin Munro (high)/Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Tim Southee/Matt Henry/Lockie Ferguson
IND vs NZ Dream 11 Team Prediction:
Captain and Vc choices: Rohit Sharma, Ross Taylor, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Trent Boult.
For Grand League C and Vc: C Munro.
Colin de Grandhomme
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