IND vs NZ Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s India vs New Zealand Match 18 | TSR helps you with Dream 11 for CWC 2019.
The only two invincible teams of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be facing each other in the 18th match of the tournament at Trent Bridge today. As a result, one of them will lose its ‘invincible’ status by evening. If rain plays the spoilsport, which it is likely to, the status might get saved at the cost of the match.
With New Zealand beating India in the warm-up match, the Kiwis will be high on confidence. On the other hand, India will be banking on their 4-1 series victory against India at home.
IND vs NZ Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers for IND vs NZ Dream 11
The only wicket-keeper batsman in my fantasy squad for today’s match is former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The veteran cricketer played a pivotal role in India posting a formidable 352/5 in 20 overs in their last match against Australia.
Dhoni smashing a colossal six off Mitchell Starc in the penultimate over brought back a lot of memories from the past. His performance in the last match in addition to him scoring 388 runs at an average of 64.66 and a strike rate of 81.17 this year was enough for me to pick him for this match.
Batsmen for IND vs NZ Dream 11
India captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson have automatically walked into my squad. Given the prowess the two players possess, one doesn’t need many reasons for picking them. With conditions expected to be tough tomorrow, both these batsmen have it in them to counter the challenge on display.
Other than the two captains, I have also picked an opening batsman each from both sides. In a rain-curtailed match, the onus will be automatically be on the opening batsmen. With middle-order batsman getting to bat less, there is not much sense in picking them in the fantasy team.
Lokesh Rahul, who is all set to open the innings for India in Shikhar Dhawan’s absence, should come good at his natural batting position. With him taking away only eight credits, he has it in him to be a budget buy for you. From New Zealand, I have named senior opener Martin Guptill. In the 17 ODIs which he has played in England, he has scored 750 runs at an average of 53.57 and a strike rate of 101.90 including two centuries and four half-centuries.
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All-rounders for IND vs NZ Dream 11
Citing overcast conditions, I have picked both fast bowling all-rounders in Hardik Pandya and James Neesham. While Pandya was exceptional with the bat in India’s last match, Neesham registered his maiden five-wicket haul in New Zealand’a last match.
Having scored runs at a strike rate of 185.29 in the tournament, Pandya will be least bothered about his bowling. If he manages to pick some wickets, it will be highly beneficial for both you and the Indian team.
On the other hand, Neesham will once again look to take advantage of the prevailing cloudy weather. Him swinging the ball could possess a significant challenge in front of the Indian batsmen.
Bowlers for IND vs NZ Dream 11
In the general run of things, I don’t suggest anyone to pick more than three bowlers. Dream11’s rules are such that bowlers don’t really help in accumulating points. Having said that, I have named four bowlers today because of the conditions.
Much like Kohli and Williamson, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has entered my team as an automatic choice. If the match gets affected rain, Bumrah’s performance might just change the course of the match for India.
Among the New Zealand fast bowler, I have picked their new-ball duo of and Trent Boult and Matt Henry. Being a left-arm fast bowler, Boult should be able to make things difficult for the Indian batsman. He might not have picked heaps of wickets in the tournament, but one can’t take away from him the fact that he has bowled exceedingly well.
I have picked Matt Henry over Lockie Ferguson for this match. If you want, you can go with Ferguson as well. Both the pacers find themselves in the list of Top Five wicket-takers in the tournament so far.
If India bat first – Matt Henry (c) and Virat Kohli (vc)
If New Zealand bat first – Jasprit Bumrah (c) and Virat Kohli (vc)