IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s World Cup match | India vs New Zealand as TSR helps you with Dream 11.
The first semi-final of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford today. Having finished the league stage as the table-toppers, India are supposed to be the favourites for this match.
However, there is no reason whatsoever with respect to India taking New Zealand lightly. In a vital knockout match such as this, expect both teams to go hard at each other. Despite New Zealand finishing at No. 4 in the points table, they have an equal chance of forcing a victory today.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicket-keepers for IND vs NZ Dream 11
I have selected a couple of Indian wicket-keeper batsmen for this match. In Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rishabh Pant, I have picked two batsmen who might play a significant role in India’s middle-order against New Zealand.
While both Dhoni and Pant haven’t been at their best lately, a big match such as this might witness them (especially Dhoni) finding top form. If the Kiwi pacers make use of the conditions with the new ball, expect these two to provide the rescue act.
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Batsmen for IND vs NZ Dream 11
I don’t need to provide reasons as to why I am selecting India vice-captain Rohit Sharma in my team. The opening batsman’s bat has given enough reason to all of us for having him in our team. Get him in even if his price of 11 credits affect your budget. We’ll sort that out somewhere else!
Having scored 481 runs in eight ODIs at an average of 96.20 and a strike rate of 77.20 including two centuries and a half-century, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been their highest run-scorer in this World Cup. With their next best in Ross Taylor (261) scoring just over half Williamson’s runs, it speaks highly of the captain’s role for New Zealand.
New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill has had a dismal World Cup so far. The 32-year old batsman has seldom been among the runs. Having got out on single-digit scores in four out of his last six matches, one feels Guptill might get out of the rut today.
All-rounders for IND vs NZ Dream 11
Both India and New Zealand have all-rounders who have done well in this World Cup. While Hardik Pandya has been exceptional for India, James Neesham justified his selection with solid performances across divisions in the tournament.
I wanted to opt for Colin de Grandhomme but a budget constraint made me pick his fellow Kiwi all-rounder Mitchell Santner instead.
Bowlers for IND vs NZ Dream 11
Among the Indian bowlers, I have picked the formidable pair of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Right from taking wickets to not giving too many runs, Bumrah and Shami have been there and done that in this tournament. The fact that they both bowl in both the first and third powerplay means that there are significant chances of them dismissing opposition batsmen.
“Left-arm” fast bowler Trent Boult has made his way into my team ahead of any other Kiwi spearhead. In eight ODIs, Boult has dismissed 15 batsmen at an average of 24.66, an economy rate of 4.66 and a strike rate of 31.6. With Indian batsmen susceptible against Boult’s genre of bowlers, don’t forget to pick him for this match.
IND vs NZ Fantain Prediction
In a bid to create a fantasy team within the given budget, I have made a couple of changes on this platform. India wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni’s price of 10 credits was way too much for me to invest. Therefore, I have included New Zealand’s Tom Latham in his place.
My second change sees India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul getting a go ahead of New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner.