NZ-A vs IN-A Dream11 Match Prediction: With New Zealand A bagging the One Day series by 2-1 against India A, the focus now shifts to the two-match unofficial Test series. The first game will be played at Christchurch, whereas, the second Test will be hosted in Lincoln.
Date- Thursday, January 30
Kick-Off- 3:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Hagley Oval, Christchurch
New Zealand A
Hamish Rutherford will be leading the 12-man squad for the hosts. The skipper is expected to open the innings with the bat alongside Will Young. Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman and Sean Solia can be the batsmen to follow. Rachin Ravindra or Dane Cleaver might have to sit out the first Test.
Hanuma Vihari (c), Priyank Panchal, KS Bharat (wk), Shivam Dube, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ishan Porel, Rahul Chahar, Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Sandeep Warrier, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Kishan.
Two squads have been made for the two tests with both being led by Hanuma Vihari. Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal are the frontline candidates to open the innings, which should be followed by Shubman Gill, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Hanuma Vihari and Priyank Panchal. Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammad Siraj and Ishan Porel will have the onus of picking the wickets for the visitors.
Hanuma Vihari (c), Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ishan Porel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, KS Bharat, Rahul Chahar, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Sandeep Warrier, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj.
New Zealand A- Will Young, Hamish Rutherford, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver/Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Sean Solia, Michael Rae, Jacob Duffy, Ed Nuttall, Ajaz Patel
India A- Kona Srikar Bharat, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Hanuma Vihari, Mohammad Siraj, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ishan Porel, Avesh Khan.
The New Zealand A captain Hamish Rutherford will be pivotal at the top order. Rutherford has scored a total of 6174 runs from 175 first-class innings.
Mayank Agarwal can pack a punch for India A. The specialist batsman has scored 4849 runs from 103 first-class innings.
Will Young will also be an asset for the New Zealand A side. Young has 4414 runs from 115 first-class innings.
Shahbaz Nadeem’s left-arm spin can come in handy for India A. Nadeem has 151 wickets from 109 first-class games.
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