NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction : New Zealand Vs India Match report, Probable Playing 11 and Best Dream 11 Team for 3rd ODI
Team India produced a sensational batting display in the opening T20I against New Zealand as they managed to chase down a stiff target of 204 with an over to spare. The Men in Blue has been the inform team after defeating a star studded Australia in the 3 match ODI series very recently. The visitors will be a tad worried with the performance of the bowlers. However in a small ground like the Eden Park in Auckland, the bowlers are always going to go for plenty. Jasprit Bumrah proved yet again why he is regarded as one of the finest death over bowlers.
Chasing a stiff target, India got off to a perfect start despite losing the early wicket of Rohit Sharma. The visitors raced off to 115/1 in 10 overs and were looking in complete command of proceedings when quick wickets of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli put them in the backfoot. From there on it was a masterclass from the blade of Shreyas Iyer. He looked in sublime touch and remained unbeaten on 59 of just 28 deliveries to seal the deal for India.
New Zealand will be under the pump ahead of the 2nd T20I slated to be played at the same venue. They will be satisfied with their batting display. The return of form for Ross Taylor who scored his first T20I half-century in 6 years will be ominous signs for the home team. The skipper Kane Williamson also looked in good touch and will look to continue his merry way. The hosts will look to get back into the series tomorrow.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
It is no brainer for the spectator and the fans that it will be another run fest at the Eden Park in Auckand. It has been a belter of a wicket for the batsmen over the years and the bowlers might have a tough time yet again. It is a very difficult ground to defend and the team winning the toss should be prompted to chase whatever the team batting first sets them.
Probable Playing XI’s
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tim Seifert(w), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Hamish Bennett
Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini
Five Match T20 Series
Match 2: New Zealand Vs India
Date And Time: 26th January, Friday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Telecast: Star Sports 1, Hindi/ Select 1/HD
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ish Sodhi
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah
Top 4 batting order
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Tim Seifert
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer
Colin Munro, Martin Guptill
Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli
Death Overs Bowlers
Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett
Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
NZ vs IND Dream11 Wicket-keepers
Lokesh Rahul and Tim Seifert will be the first two players in our dream XI team. KL Rahul doesn’t need an introduction. He has been in the form of his life and has been middling the ball superbly. He looked in great touch during the opening T20I and smashed 56 of 27 deliveries which included 4 fours and 3 sixes. He will now look to get his side over the line. On the other hand, Tim Seifert is also a good striker of the ball and will look to make an impact tomorrow.
NZ vs IND Dream11 Batsmen
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer will be the three Indian batters in our dream XI team. Both Kohli and Rohit are world class batsmen who has been the most consistent batsmen for India in the shorter formats of the game. Rohit missed out in the first game. However given his stature and class we should witness a big knock from the Hitman tomorrow.
Virat Kohli looked in good touch during the 1st T20I and scored 45 of 32 deliveries before perishing. He is one of the greatest match winners for India and will look to get onto action tomorrow. On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer played a match winning knock yesterday. It was his lusty hitting and composure which ensured India won the match with an over to spare despite the quick wickets of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor will be the two New Zealand batsmen in our dream XI team. They are the two best batsmen in the Kiwis team and will look to make an impact tomorrow. Ross Taylor scored a brilliant half-century in the opening clash and plundered the Indian bowlers all around the park. On the other hand, Kane Williamson also looked in good touch and was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal but not before scoring 51 of 26 deliveries.
NZ vs IND Dream11 All-rounders
Ravindra Jadeja will be the sole all-rounder in our dream XI team. He is a class all-round player and could be a hood option in your dream XI team. He did go for a few runs in the last match but bagged the prized wicket of Colin de Grandhomme. He is also a lusty striker of the ball which was on show during the same opponents in the 2019 World Cup semi-final.
NZ vs IND Dream11 Bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini and Hamish Bennett will be the three bowlers in our dream XI team. Bumrah was the pick of the Indian bowlers in the opening clash and bagged a solitary wicket. He conceded just 4 runs in the 18th over and bagged a crucial wicket to stem the run flow.
Navdeep Saini wasn’t part of the Playing XI in the opening clash but is expected to return in place of Shardul Thakur who looked out of place. Saini looked in great rhythm during the ODI series against Australia and is a fantastic death overs bowler.
Hamish Bennett who made his comeback in the opening encounter bowled well without any luck and will look to get among the wickets in tomorrow’s clash.
Captain and Vice-captain
KL Rahul will be the captain of the day while Kohli will be the vice-captain.
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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