NZ Vs IND Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Rampant Indian unit strives to fulfil its ambitions of winning the series today.
Having failed to have won a T20 series in New Zealand till date, when the Indians step out to the middle today, they’ll be massively buoyed by the proposition of putting that narrative to bed. Making an advent into Thursday’s third T20 with a 2-0 lead in their kitty, a win for India today would see them wrap up the series with two matches in hand.
And they’ll be making a foray into the fray of today’s contest as outright favourites after having clinically outshone the hosts the last time around. Playing under tricky bating conditions, India put on a complete display as they decimated New Zealand in all three departments of the game to clinch a 7 wicket win.
Curbing New Zealand’s effort with bat for a mere 132, India ended up cruising their way to a win with more than 2 overs to spare. It was a massively fulfilling win for the side, one which saw them canter their way to a comprehensive result despite losing the wickets of their stalwarts Rohit Sharma and Kohli early on.
With us set to be revelled in batting conducive conditions today, we envision India winning this encounter. What has served the side judiciously this series is the repertoire of bats prevelant in their batting unit with the middle-order showing its mettle, something which should see the visitors seal the series today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A sublime wicket for the bats, piling runs over here is going to be an extremely easy task for the bats. Decision at toss time will be massively determined by the weather conditions prevelant with rain set to lash the surface before the encounter convenes.
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: 29th January, Thursday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Telecast: Star Sports 1, Hindi/ Select 1/HD
- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Scott Kuggeleijn
- 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
- Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
KL Rahul scored his second 50 on a bounce in this series the last time around, one which sees us throw open the doors of our Dream 11 side with his pick. The Indian wicket-keeper has thrived over the last couple of months with the bat to make him someone we have to revel in for the contest.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Batsmen
Virat Kohli departed cheaply the last time around but the Indian captain scored a stellar knock in the series opener to see us stick with him for the encounter. Shreyas Iyer is being brought in as well from the unit after getting 44 runs in the last match with the player settling in nicely into his preferred number 4 spot this series.
Continuing with Rohit Sharma was a dicey affair with the opener having failed in the last couple of matches and with him coming at a mammoth 10.5 credits, we have decided to leave him out. Elsewhere, picking up players from New Zealand was easier with us going in with a trio of picks from the side.
This is a surface where the New Zealand captain has flourished to register a stellar average of 77.5 at this track to make him Kane Williamson must have pick for the encounter. He’s accompanied by the expansive Colin Munro, someone who raked up 72 runs on this surface in 2019 when these two units met to see him earn a place in our Dream 11 side.
New Zealand’s top scorer the last time around with 33 runs in a mere 20 balls, Martin Guptill comes in to wrap up proceedings in this ambit.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 All-Rounders
This docket of our Dream 11 sees us move in with a one-two of picks from the land of the Indian team. We begin with Ravindra Jadeja, someone who sent down a match winning spell for his side the last time around as he gave away a mere 2-18 to see the hosts embroiled in a rut.
Shivam Dube offers pristine value as well with the player coming in at a mere 8 credits and with an escalated role with both the bat and ball, he comes into our framework as well.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Bowling Order
At a time when New Zealand have been hit hard by injuries to their frontline pacers, Tim Southee has filled in the void perfectly. He raked in the wickets of both Rohit and Kohli the last time around to end up with figures of 2-21 and with the new ball set to frisk around today, we’ll be opting for him in our side.
Ish Sodhi has taken three wickets in 13 encounters to see him accrue 14 wickets in T20 encounters between the two units to make the wrist spinner the second selection from the side. Elsewhere, opting for a name from India was dicier but with Shami and Thakur both lingering in the series with their wayward deliveries, spearhead Jasprit Bumrah became the most ideal option.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kohli continues to hold down his position as our captain while Guptill is our vice-captain.
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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.