ENG vs NZ Dream11 : Series stands tantalisingly poised at 1-1 ahead of the midway mark today
A mark of a worldclass side is measured by how you can come back from adversity and New Zealand exactly why they are held in such reverence in the cricketing fraternity. After being dismissed from sight by England in the series opener, the side were quick to address the prevelant problems in their side to make light work of the visitors in the second match and restore parity in the series.
In what was a clinical and comprehensive showing by the side in the second T20 of the series, the Black caps batted first and made full use of the fruitful batting conditions at hand. The 176 runs piled on by the side were too much for the English to work around with the side sent packing 155 to see the home side register a 21 run win on the day.
With both the sides having shown their mettle in the series, we are in for an intoxicating brew when these two sides square off for the third match of the five match series today. A win for either see them make massive headway into the series, increasing the intrigue and riveting brand of cricket we are set to be doled out in this clash between two sides who find themselves in the annuls of the cricketing fraternity.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The only T20 clash played on this surface saw a colossal score of 187 being piled up with the batsmen finding it way too easy to open their arms with ease and show intent. We should be in for conditions akin to that match today as well with this being a high run getter, a match where the side winning the toss will prefer to bat first.
Probable Playing 11
- Joe Denly is out of the series for England due to a prevelant ankle injury.
Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (C), Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner
Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Eoin Morgan (C), Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Matthew Parkinson
5 Match T20 Series
Match: New Zealand vs England Third T20
Date And Time: 5th November, Tuesday- 6:30am IST
Venue: Saxton Oval, Nelson
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson
- James Vince, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Matthew Parkinson
Top 4 Batting Order
- Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Colin de Grandhomme
- Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Eoin Morgan
- Colin Munro, Tim Seifert
- James Vince, Sam Curran
Death Overs Bowlers
- Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner
- Sam Curran, Matthew Parkinson
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
New Zealand’s Tim Seifert continues to hold a spot in our side given the expansive strokeplay the wicket-keeper possesses in his kitty. He’s a player capable of both keeping his intent in check and opening his arms to find the boundary with ease, a batter who we envision marauding his way to a big score today.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Batsmen
Scoring 41 runs in 28 balls in the opening slot in the previous encounter, a knock where he smashed his way to the fence on five occasions, sees Martin Guptill come into our Dream 11 setup for today’s impending clash. Elsewhere from England we have opted for the daunting and indomitable duo of James Vince and opener Jonny Bairstow given their performances in the first match and repertoire of attributes possessed in the side.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 All-Rounders
He returned to the side for the second match of the encounter and immediately showed why he’s enjoyed the best year of his cricketing career in 2019. The all-rounder needed just 22 balls to score 42 runs in the lower middle-order, a knock which added the most needed impetuous to his side’s batting effort and proved to be the difference maker in the end.
The 28 runs for Colin de Grandhomme see us get him in as well for this one alongside spinner Mitchell Santner who showed why he’s such an important component of the side as he snared three England wickets, all at crucial junctures of the match. From England elsewhere we have just the singular player in the form of San Curran after his restrictive figures of 2-22 with the new ball.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Bowling Order
New ball operator and death overs bowlers, Tim Southee comes into our side as the first player in our side’s setup after he picked up the two wickets for 25 runs in the previous clash for his side. His partner Lockie Ferguson accompanies him as well for this one after he and Southee worked in tandem to see Lockie Ferguson return with the two wickets as well.
Spinner Adil Rashid from England wraps up our Dream 11 side for this imminent clash.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Curran will be our captain for this one while we are opting for Neesham as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.