NZ Vs IND Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: India make an advent into today’s encounter with aspirations of sweeping the T20 series.
After having never won a T20 series in New Zealand till date to now seeing themselves within sights of winning the ongoing series 5-0, India have immensely flourished in this visit of the country. Holding an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five match T20 series between the two sides, the Indians will step out into the culminating couple of encounters knowing they can express themselves freely now.
They come into today’s contest having pulled off a thrilling win in the bygone contest. In what was an edge of the seat thriller, the Indians came back from a point of no return to register an astounding effort and seal the series with a win in the super over.
Being out of the tie at one stage with Kane Williamson torching his way towards a win for the hosts, India’s win was hailed for the immense fight and character they showed in the encounter. They not only defended 2 runs in 4 balls but went onto chase down 18 runs in the super over as well to fabricate a pulsating win to their name.
India have routed New Zealand, held onto composure to win by the barest of margins and pulled off clinical showings with both the bat and ball. With the side showcasing their mettle in every docket, they come into today’s encounter as outright favourites as well, a moniker we see them fulfilling come today’s encounter.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Batting conducive conditions will be doled out once again with this track being a completely batting friendly wicket traditionally. And with the surface set to maintain its identity across the full 40 overs, the team winning the toss will be looking to step out and imbue in place a chase today.
Probable Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Tim Seifert (WK), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Scott Kuggeleijn
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Five Match T20 Series
Match: New Zealand Vs India
Date And Time: 31st January, Friday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Westpac Park, Wellington
Telecast: Star Sports 1, Hindi/ Select 1/HD
- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner
- Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah
Top 4 Batting Order
- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Tim Seifert
- Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer
- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro
- Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
Death Overs Bowlers
- Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn
- Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
With 2 50s and the 27 runs for himself the last time around, KL Rahul will be our pick for this imminent encounter. The Indian wicket-keeper has come up with some good runs this series and we envisage him manoeuvring his way to yet another solid display today.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Batsmen
India’s opener Rohit Sharma was quick to remind everyone of his immense calibre the last time around. He not only scored 65 runs in 40 balls the last time around but ended up hitting two 6s in the super over as well, a true match winning performance which saw him being accorded with the man of the match award.
He’s paired up with his captain Virat Kohli who scored 38 invaluable runs for his side the last time around. They came at a crucial stage for his side, one which saw him get runs when the rest of the batting order was floundering to make him our second selection from the contingent.
Shreyas Iyer comes in to wrap up the trio of selections from the side while from the Blacks Caps we’ll be beginning with their captain Kane Williamson. He showed why he’s regarded as one of the finest bats in the world, scoring an imperious knock of 95 the last time around, an innings which all but took his side past the finishing line.
With the 31 runs in the same encounter, Martin Guptill comes in as well to complete our selections from New Zealand for the day.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 All-Rounders
We would have liked to get in Ravindra Jadeja, someone whose spell in the third T20 played a defining role for India. He sent down 4 overs for a mere 23 runs along with snaring the one wicket as well with his trajectory and rotations on the ball leaving New Zealand in tatters.
However, Kohli spoke about giving Washington Sundar a chance in the series’ final two clashes, one which could mean Jadeja leaving the side which sees us getting in Washington instead. Scott Kuggeleijn comes in from New Zealand after giving away just the 10 runs the last time around.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Bowling Order
After being cleaned out for 27 runs in one over, Hamish Bennet could have easily fallen apart in the encounter. However, he showed composure to pick up three wickets and make a stellar return back with wickets at regular intervals to curb India’s effort with the bat.
Ish Sodhi comes in as well after his rippers saw him give away a mere 23 runs in 4 overs with his shape on the ball seeing him take the ball away from India. Elsewhere, from India we’ll be leaving out Shardul Thakur despite his decisive spell of 2-21 the last time around. India will be looking to ring in changes, something which sees us replace Thakur with Navdeep Saini for the contest.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kohli will still be our captain while Rohit is our vice-captain.
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.