NZ vs WI Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s New Zealand vs West Indies Match 28 | TSR helps you with Dream 11 for CWC 2019.
The 28th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between New Zealand and West Indies at Old Trafford today. With four wins in five matches, New Zealand are currently at No. 2 on the points table. On the other hand, West Indies are at No. 7 with a lone victory from five matches.
While a victory for New Zealand will take them in vicinity of a semi-final berth, a victory for West Indies will be highly beneficial for the tournament.
NZ vs WI Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers for NZ vs WI Dream 11
I have picked both the West Indian wicket-keeper batsmen in my Dream11 fantasy team for this match. In Shai Hope (186 runs at an average of 46.50 and a strike rate of 68.13) and Nicholas Pooran (162 runs at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 99.38), West Indies’ No. 3 and 4 respectively are their Top Two run-scorers of the tournament as well.
The reason why I have picked both of them over New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham is the latter’s batting position of No. 5.
Batsmen for NZ vs WI Dream 11
Coming on the back of a match-winning century against South Africa, Kane Williamson is a sought-after name among all these names. It would be naive to not include a batsman of his talent him in this squad. Other than the New Zealand captain, I have also named their opening batsman in Martin Guptill.
An average of 44.33 and a strike rate of 106.40 means that Guptill has been among the runs in the tournament. Other than his current form, Guptill has scored 588 runs in 12 ODIs at an average of 58.80 and a strike rate of 90.32 including two centuries and half-centuries each against West Indies.
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Veteran West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle is yet to put his best foot forward in the tournament. The only reason why I am continuing to back the Universe Boss is the fact that on his day, he will earn significant points for you.
All-rounders for NZ vs WI Dream 11
The New Zealand duo of James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme have won a match each for them so far. While they were expected to do well, them playing such vital roles in New Zealand’s victories has come as a source of element. With both of them contributing across departments, including them is a must.
Among the West Indies all-rounders, I have picked Andre Russell. Much like Gayle, even Russell hasn’t been at his best in this tourney. Much like Russell, even Russell incorporates the skills of coming in handy for you.
If his fitness rules him out of this match, you can include West Indies captain Jason Holder in his place. This team will leave 0.5 credit in your purse which you can use to buy Holder (expensive than Russell).
Bowlers for NZ vs WI Dream 11
New Zealand spearhead Trent Boult’s numbers don’t suggest how well he has bowled in this tournament. The left-arm pacer has swung the ball at will and is highly likely to continue the same today. Moreover, Boult has an impressive record against West Indies. In seven ODIs, he has picked 17 wickets at an average of 15.58, an economy rate of 4.30 and a strike rate of 21.7.
Having picked 11 wickets in four matches at an average of 14.36, an economy rate of 4.36 and a strike rate of 19.3, Lockie Ferguson is currently the fifth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. The 28-year old cricketer costing you only 8.5 credits can’t get any better.
Among the West Indians bowlers, I have picked left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell. If you want, you can select either one of him, Oshane Thomas or Shannon Gabriel.