NZ Vs IND Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Unbeatable India eye a first ever 5-0 T20 series in the cricketing fraternity.
This Indian team just can’t take any wrong step at the moment. Everything they come across transpires into gold with not just the playing 11 but the entre squad clicking in unison to make for an august and pious side in the cricketing fraternity.
The narrative was best played out in the fourth ODI between themselves and New Zealand. Despite the side going in with a shuffled side and losing their stalwarts in the batting order early on, the Indian middle-order stepped up to the mantle when needed to pull off an electric display before the bowlers returned to comeback with a comprehensive performance.
Curbing New Zealand at 165, both the sides stepped out to play their second super in a row, one where the Black Caps were yet again left ruing what could have been. As Kohli hitting the winning four for the side, the New Zealand side were left despondent with the side being putdown in yet another super over, something which emotes to their lack of composure at crucial stages.
It’s not only India’s dominance which makes them outright favourites for this tie but New Zealand’s jittery brand of cricket as well. The hosts have fallen to defeats from two winning situations with only the side to blame from their predicament, one which should further today as the Indians win this one as well.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A sublime wicket for the batsmen, we are set to be regaled in yet another pristine batting friendly wicket. With the side chasing losing on all occasions here, stepping out and putting on a target once the coin swings your way is a foregone conclusion.
Probable Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Tim Seifert (WK), Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Scott Kuggeleijn
Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul (WK), Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini
Five Match T20 Series
Match: New Zealand Vs India
Date And Time: 2nd February, Sunday – 12:30pm IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Telecast: Star Sports 1, Hindi/ Select 1/HD
- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Hamish Bennett
- Virat Kohli, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini
Top 4 Batting Order
- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Tim Seifert
- Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer
- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro
- Virat Kohli, Shivam Dube
Death Overs Bowlers
- Hamish Bennett, Scott Kuggeleijn
- Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
With 39 runs for the side the last time around, KL Rahul will be our pick once again in the wicket-keeping department. With Rohit set to be rested for this tie as well, KL Rahul will be handed over the onus of making the most of the powerplay overs, something he’s done aptly till now.
Although New Zealand’s Kane Williamson should be back for today’s encounter, after scoring 57 runs for his side the last time around, Tim Seifret should be elevated by the order once again to see us make him our first pick for the home side.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Batsmen
He’s partnered alongside opener Colin Munro after he torched his way to 64 electric runs the last time around with him and Seifret putting on a 74 run stand for the 2nd wicket.
The returning Kane Willamson will also earn a place in our Dream 11 team after his tenacious effort of 95 runs in the 3rd T20 all but took his side past the finishing line. With runs across the series at a consistent rate, Martin Guptill will earn a place as well n our setup to round off our set of picks for the outing.
Picking a player between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli was extremely dicey with atleast one of them set to be rested for the outing. We envision Kohli to be given a day off with Rohit being roped back in for the encounter to make the Indian opener an instant pick after his heroics in the 3rd T20.
Shreyas Iyer might have failed the last time but with 44 in the aforementioned outing and with a batting slot of number 4, he will be brought in to wrap up our 5 man heavy docket.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 All-Rounders
His wicket to wicket line and length and apt rotations on the ball saw Mitchell Santner massively perturb the Indians the last time around. He returned with stellar figures of 1-26, ones which not only curbed the visitors from scoring but left them miffed at how to get under his deliveries as well.
NZ Vs IND Dream11 Bowling Order
An a reason he was allowed to send down such an imperious spell was due to Ish Sodhi. The legspinner once again worked India up to snag the 3 wickets for 26 runs with his shape on the ball seeing the ball deviate either way to disrupt India’s batting performance.
We are getting in Hamish Bennet as well from the unit with the bowler always being someone who can snare wickets. He got two the last time around with the bats looking to dispatch him out of the park, a narrative which saw him induce false shots.
Elsewhere, with 10 runs in the previous tie and the 2 wickets to go with them, Shardul Thakur wraps up our Dream 11 team.
Captain And Vice-Captain
C Munro will captain our team today while KL Rahul is the 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.