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NZ vs IND Dream11 Match Prediction | 1st Test | Team News

NZ vs IND Dream11 Match Prediction

NZ vs IND Dream11: After the T20 and ODI series, it is time to play cricket in all whites as India will take on New Zealand in the first test starting on Friday. India started the New Zealand tour with a bang by whitewashing the Kiwis 5-0 in the T20I series. However, the Kiwis bounced back in style by whitewashing India 3-0 in the ODI series. It is time to face the music of red cherry as the number 1 test side will try to improve their dismal record in New Zealand.


Match Details

Friday, 21th February 2020, at 4:00 AM IST

Basin Reserve, Wellington


Last Result at the Venue: Bangladesh 211 & 209 lost to New Zealand 432/6 dec. by innings and 12 runs – 8th March 2019


Head to Head (Last 5 Games):

New Zealand: 1
India: 3
Draw: 1


NZ vs IND Dream11 Team News

New Zealand Team News

Injury Update: No injury update.
Unavailable: Neil Wanger is not available as he and his wife await the birth of their first child.
Matt Henry has been called as the cover.

Team Combination:

  • Tom Latham and Tom Blundell are expected to open the batting for the Kiwis.
  • Skipper Kane Williamson alongside Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, and BJ Watling will form the middle-order.
  • Colin de Grandhomme will be the sole all-rounder in the squad.
  • Big fast bowler Kyle Jamieson is expected to make his debut in the absence of Neil Wagner.
  • Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Ajaz Patel will complete the rest of the bowling attack.

Predicted XI:

Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Ajaz Patel.

New Zealand Squad:
Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel, Daryl Mitchell, and Matt Henry.


NZ vs IND Dream11 Team News

India Team News

Injuries & unavailability: No injury update.

Team Combination:

  • Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal are likely to open for India.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara alongside skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane will form the core of the batting.
  • Hanuma Vihari is likely to play at 6 number and Rishabh Pant is expected to keep gloves ahead of Saha.
  • Ravi Ashwin could be the lone spinner in the side.
  • Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah are expected to form the pace-trio.

Predicted XI:

Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah.

India Squad:
Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, and Navdeep Saini.


NZ vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Picks

New Zealand

  • Kane Williamson – 6379 runs in 78 tests – 51.44 average
  • Ross Taylor – 7175 runs in 99 Tests – 45.7 average
  • BJ Watling – 3644 runs in 68 Tests – 39.18 average
  • Trent Boult – 256 wickets in 65 tests – 28.01 average

India

  • Virat Kohli – 7202 runs in 84 tests – 54.98 average
  • Cheteshwar Pujara – 5740 runs in 75 Tests – 49.48 average
  • Ravichandran Ashwin – 2385 runs and 362 wickets in 70 Tests
  • Mohammad Shami – 175 wickets in 47 tests – 27.1 average

NZ vs IND Dream11 Today Match Prediction Fantasy Team

WK: B Watling
BAT: K Williamson, R Taylor, V Kohli, A Rahane, C Pujara

AR: H Vihari
BOWL: T Boult, K Jamieson, J Bumrah, M Shami

Captain Options: V Kohli, K Williamson, R Taylor, C Pujara, T Boult, M Shami

Who will win the match?

New Zealand are expected to win this match.

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