Here’s IND vs NZ 1st T20 Dream11 predictions featuring the Match Details, Squad Selections (Captain, Vice-Captain, Wicket-Keeper, Batsmen, Bowlers, All-Rounders) and Fantasy XI Picks for the forthcoming contest at Wellington.
IND vs NZ 1st T20 Dream11 Predictions: Preview and Predicted XI
Date: February 6, Wednesday.
Time: 12:30 PM IST, 8:00 PM LOCAL, 7:00 AM GMT.
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
Squads to choose from
Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Colin de Grandhomme, Doug Bracewell, Tim Seifert, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, James Neesham, Blair Tickner, Ross Taylor, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, K Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Vijay Shankar
Playing XI updates
Williamson & Co. would have to resort to a deep retrospection on their ODI performances for them to emerge meritorious in the upcoming duel.
Neither their bowling nor their batting has been able to capitalize on the home conditions which further questions their chances of triumph in the game at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
Although James Neesham has been brought into the side owing to his swashbuckling exhibitions in the white-ball contests against Sri Lanka, one certainly expect him to fill in the void caused by Martin Guptill’s absence, who has been sidelined owing to an injury sustained in the nets prior to the final ODI at Wellington.
New Zealand’s Predicted XI
The Kiwi unit’s dangling performances in the recently concluded 5-match ODI series makes the touring side as the hot favorites for the 3-match T20Is.
The exhibitions laid by the duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the first four matches, followed by the quintessential knock of 90 from Ambati Raydu led to a major triumphant for the Men in Blue in the New Zealand conditions. Thus, a similar could be anticipated from the trio in the upcoming event.
Another trio which would be expecting spotlights onto them would be that of Shubhman Gill, Hardik Pandya, and Vijay Shankar. Especially, the former who would have to concrete his position in the playing XI for the coming events.
Also, there would be Rishabh Pant and Krunal Pandya coming in at the middle-order positions, along with an in-form MS Dhoni who could be a lethal competitor as well.
India’s Predicted XI
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Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
MS Dhoni’s colossal experience in the T20Is makes him a definite selection for the wicketkeeper’ spot for the coming contest. He looked in great shape in the ODIs against Australia held last month, and would be looking to do a similar role for the Indian side in the event at Wellington.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan had a stupendous run in the 5-match ODI series as they finished with 188 and 169 runs respectively. Also, taking into account the duo’s performances in T20Is, one could clearly state them as a crucial pick for the batsmen’s position.
As a third pick, one might consider the Kiwi opener Colin Munro for his rib-tearing abilities in the T20Is wherein he has acquired 3 centuries and 8 half-centuries.
Shubman Gill might not have gotten a dream start to his international cricket, still, he could be expected to make an impact in the coming feud.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are must selections for the coming contest taking into consideration their exhilarating performances in the lately finished 5-match ODIs against the Kiwis.
While the former picked a tally of 8 wickets, the latter emerged as the leading wicket-taker for the Indian side as he belted a count of 9 dismissals. Lockie Ferguson too could be considered as a viable pick for his potency to deliver high paced bouncy deliveries which could get the better of the opposition batsmen on quite a few occasions.
Also, one might consider Scott Kuggeleijn for his reverberating performances in Super Smash 2018-19 wherein he has acquired 13 wickets in 8 T20s while averaging mere 18.30.
Hardik Pandya’s mind-boggling exhibitions in the recently concluded game at Wellington makes him the foremost pick for the all-rounder’s position. His knock of 45 in 22 deliveries with the bat and 2/50 with the ball played a crucial role behind India’s triumph in the final ODI.
Also, I would suggest opting in for James Neesham owing to his figures of 1/30 with the ball and 44 off 32 deliveries with the bat in the recently finished ODI contest at the similar venue. He could be a game changer for the Kiwi side in the games to come.
Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav would be the rightful picks for the captain’s position. One could also consider going in for James Neesham for his exceptional all-round prowess or Colin Munro owing to his destruction laying abilities in the shortest format of the game.
IND vs NZ 1st T20 Dream11
MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Kuldeep Yadav, Colin Munro, Shubman Gill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lockie Ferguson. Captain: Rohit Sharma
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