NZ-A vs IN-A Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: India strive to make comeback in the test series after being dominated in the ODI series.
After defeating the visitors in the ODI series, New Zealand will be looking to emulate the same rampant performance when they make an advent into the test match series starting today. The home side make a foray into the two match test series as outright favourites, a moniker they earned owing to the manner in which they defeated India in the bygone ODI series.
While the 2-1 series win was massively lauded for their vigour and fortitude, what particularly stood tall from the bygone series was the perseverance they showcased in the series. Despite being routed in the series opener, the side did extremely well to keep snapping at India’s heels to make an extradonaire return.
And the culminating ODI was vindictive of the grit and gustiness in their side with the team managing to clutch at straws to pull off a stunning defence of their 270. They curbed India’s pursuit at 265, winning by the barest of margins to show composure and valour to come out unscathed from an edge of the seat thriller.
The ODI series went extremely close with the Black Caps being hailed for their incredible comeback and come the first test match, the name fight and character will be on display. Where they’ll be buoyed, the Indians will be scouring for redemption, a narrative which should see us be regaled in an edge of the seat thriller.
What does favour India in the longest format of the game is the repertoire of traits in all the departments of their squad, one which should see them perseverance to take a 1-0 lead in this one.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A wicket which has traditionally favoured the bats, the team winning the toss here will be ideally looking to step out and bat first. The wicket tends to lose its shine as the match runs its course with the surface crumbling and opening up to favour the spinners, making chasing a taters of a task.
Probable Playing 11
New Zealand A
Will Young, Hamish Rutherford, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Sean Solia, Michael Rae, Jacob Duffy, Ed Nuttall, Ajaz Patel
Kona, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu, Hanuma Vihari, Mohammad Siraj, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ishan Porel, Avesh Khan
Two Match Test Series
Match: New Zealand A Vs India A
Date And Time: 30th January, Thursday- 3:30am IST
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
New Zealand A
- Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Sean Solia, Jacob Duffy
- Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, Hanuma Vihari, Shahbaz Nadeem
Top 4 Batting Order
New Zealand A
- Will Young, Hamish Rutherford, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman
- Kona, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill
Test Cricket Specialist Bats
New Zealand A
- Hamish Rutherford, Glenn Phillips
- Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal
Long Spell Bowlers
New Zealand A
- Jacob Duffy, Ed Nuttall
- Mohammad Siraj, Shahbaz Nadeem
NZ-A vs IN-A Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
We’ll be making an advent into today’s encounter with the selection of Dane Cleaver as the first pick for this contest. The Black Caps’ wicket-keeper is more than adept at keeping his intent in check and holding fort at one end, an expansive skill set which makes him a must have pick for the contest.
NZ-A vs IN-A Dream11 Batsmen
Ever since India have touched base in New Zealand, one player who has failed to deliver the kind of hefty scores which were anticipated from him has been Mayank Aggarwal. Although he’s managed to keep coming up with contributions, he’s failed to go on and build on them, something we see him doing in the test match as he reverts to his most preferred format.
Priyank Panchal has thrived in India’s domestic circuit in red ball cricket to see him being roped in as well by us for this encounter. Shubman Gill will come in as well to wrap up our trivalent of selection from the Indian contingent Elsewhere with the 6,174 in 175 encounters, we’ll be beginning this component of our Dream 11 side from the home unit with the selection of Hamish Rutherford.
NZ-A vs IN-A Dream11 All-Rounders
For India’s Hanuma Vihari, this test series comes at a pivotal time. With the all-rounder slated to partake in India’s squad for their test series against New Zealand, the player will be looking these two encounters to acclimatise himself with the conditions [prevalent.
And given the electric touch he’s been in with the bat off late, he becomes a must have pick for this contest. Elsewhere, with the 1,065 runs and 31 wickets to go with them, we begin this ambit of our side with the pick of Sean Solia from New Zealand.
He’s paired up with Rachin Ravindra, someone who snared the two wickets in his kitty in the culminating ODI with his wicket to wicket bowling embroiling India in a rut.
NZ-A vs IN-A Dream11 Bowling Order
On a track where the ball will frisk around in the hands of the spinners on day 4 and 5, Shahbaz Nadeem was always going to be regulation pick. He’s snagged 151 wickets in 109 encounters, someone who trajectory and rotations on the ball are bound to perturb New Zealand.
Mohammed Siraj comes in as well after getting a good amount of wickets in the ODI series while from the home unit we are wrapping up our team with the selection of the vibrant Jacob Duffy.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We’ll be making Vihari our side’s captain while Mayank is our vice-captain.
Small League Team
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.