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NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction : New Zealand Vs India Best Dream 11 Team for 1st T20 Match

Gautam Kapoor
|Thu Jan 23 2020

NZ Vs IND Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: New Zealand and India throw open the doors of what promises to be an intriguing series today. 

When New Zealand and India take to the middle to commence their five match T20 series this Friday, one thing is ascertained. With all the ingredients in place, we have on our hands an intoxicating brew, a series which is bound to revel us in an electric and gripping brand of cricket.

For India in particular, this series is a shot at redemption after being putdown 2-1 in the T20 series the last time they visited New Zealand. Coming to the country for the second time in the space of a year, the Indians will be looking to put on an improved showing as compared to their outing way back in 2019.

Also, what will buoy the Indians come today’s encounter is their diabolic showing against New Zealand in the semi-final of the ICC ODI World Cup. The side’s woeful performance with the bat saw them slump shambolically in their run chase against the Black Caps to be shown the door out of the showpiece tournamnet.

Elsewhere, for the hosts, this series comes after having earlier being defeated 2-1 by the English setup when they played a T20 series at home. In what was an edge of the seat thriller contest, the side failed to show composure in the culminating T20, a match which went all the way to the super over which swung in England’s favour. 

Probable Winner

This should be a levelly balanced encounter, one where extremely fine margin will come into play to determine the winner at the end of the day. New Zealand will suffer though owing to injuries to their frontline pacers, something the Indians are bound to capitalise on to take a 1-0 lead today.

Pitch Conditions And Toss

A solid surface for the batsmen, the winning the toss here will be ideally eyeing to step out and post a target for their opposition. We should be in for a runs galore fixture here, one where creaming the ball to the fence is an extremely easy task.

Probable Playing 11

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Tim Seifert (WK), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett


Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul(WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini

 Match Details

Five Match T20 Series

Match: New Zealand Vs India 

Date And Time: 24th January, Friday- 12:30pm IST

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

Telecast: Star Sports 1, Hindi/ Select 1/HD

Pivotal Players

New Zealand


  • Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner



  • Rohit Sharma,  Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah

Top 4 Batting Order

New Zealand


  • Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Tim Seifert 



  • Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer

Clean Hitters 

New Zealand


  • Martin Guptill, Colin Munro



  • Rohit Sharma,  Virat Kohli 

Death Overs Bowlers

New Zealand

  • Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett


  • Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

NZ Vs IND Dream11 Wicket-Keeper

With 54 runs in his last T20 outing, KL Rahul will be brought into our team from India as the first pick for the day. Although he’s yet to justify his worth in the side on conditions where the ball rises and grows onto the bat, the touch he’s in at the moment makes him a must have player.

NZ Vs IND Dream11 Batsmen

We begin this docket of our Dream 11 team with the pick of Colin Munro from New Zealand. A true specialist of the shortest format of the game, India is an opposition he loves squaring off against, a  side he’s accrued 248 runs in the 7 encounters he’s played in.

Martin Guptill’s showing in the foregone Super Smash league make him a must have pick as well from the home unit. We have left out captain Kane Williamson with the player wavering in from off late and at 9.5 credits, he becomes too expensive player to get in given his waning touch.

Elsewhere from India we are going in with the two regulation picks. We begin with Virat Kohli, someone who was recently adjudged the man of the series against Australia with the two 50s against them seeing him amass 183 runs in those encounters. 

With a 119 run knock against Australia in his last outing in the arena, opener Rohit Sharma becomes someone we just couldn’t leave out as well. He’s also scored 50 in the one match he’s played here, a knock which emotes to his likening for the surface.

NZ Vs IND Dream11 All-Rounders

Over the course of the last year, if there has been any player who has managed to completely transform his game, it’s been India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. And his rejuvenation had begin in Australia and New Zealand the same time last year with the player pulling off pivotal displays with both the bat and ball.

Ever since then, he’s become a mainstay of this Indian side and with his wicket to wicket bowling set to leave New Zealand in tatters, we move in with him from the side. From the Black Caps meanwhile, we had to pick between Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner.  Colin’s escalated batting position and ability to cream the ball to the fence saw him come in, a role which has seen him score 218 runs for New Zealand over the last 6 months.

Daryl Mitchell wraps up our one-two of picks from the home unit for the day with the player making for sublime value at just 8 credits. He’s someone who can play a dual toned nature for his team, a player we had to indulge in given his price tag.

NZ Vs IND Dream11 Bowling Order

With 12 wickets from 11 encounters on this track, New Zealand’s quick Tim Southee enticed us immensely but price constraints forced us to keep him out for the day. We are instead getting in the side’s spinner with Ish Sodhi coming in after having snared 11 wickets in T20 encounters against India.

From India meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah will be given a skip by us owing to the way teams have approached him off late. They have refused to take any risks against him in a bid to not lose any wickets against the formidable pacer.

Mohammed Shami comes in instead after getting 4 wickets the last time against Australia with Yuzvendra Chahal joining in given his wicket to wicket bowling which has made him tough to get under.

Captain And Vice-Captain

Kohli will be captaining our team today with Rohit being the vice-captain.

NZ Vs IND Dream11

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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.


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Gautam Kapoor

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