IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction 1st T20I India vs New Zealand

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IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: Welcome to the first T20I between India and New Zealand. India will begin their campaign under new captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid. They have rested a few of their all-format players and have rewarded some of the IPL stars. After a disappointing T20 WC where they did not reach the knockouts the Men in Blue look to find a formula to crack T20s and potentially have a look at what some players can offer going forward. New Zealand on the other hand finds themselves in a bilateral series only 2 days after their heartbreak in the final of the T20 WC. They had a great tournament which included beating a few of the pre-tournament favorites like England and India. They will be without their skipper Williamson for this series and the rest of the squad is pretty much the same. Southee will be leading the Blackcaps and both teams would be looking to put up an entertaining match.

Fixture: 1st T20I, India vs New Zealand

Competition: 3 – match T20I series

Date: 17 November

Time: 7:00pm

Team Form Guide:

IND(recent first): W W W L L

NZ(recent first): L W W W W 

Head-to-head: India – 6, New Zealand– 9

In India: India – 2, New Zealand– 3

Ground: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Pitch Report

Jaipur is yet to host a T20I, albeit the venue has hosted plenty of the matches in the IPL and the track is excellent for batting. The boundaries are bigger but the outfield is lightning quick and we can see some big scores. Both captains will prefer chasing at this venue if they win the toss.

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India vs New Zealand Dream11 Prediction

IND Team News

  • All the players are fit and available for selection.

IND Playing 11 (likely)

Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel/Avesh Khan

NZ Team News

  • Kane Willamson and Devon Conway are unavailable for this series
  • Tim Southee will lead the team while the fitness of Lockie Ferguson is still not known.

Captain Options – L Rahul, R Sharma

Differential pick – S Yadav

KL Rahul Stats in T20I 

54 Matches, 1751 Runs, 40.7 Average, 143 SR

Rishabh Pant Stats in T20I

38 Matches, 590 Runs, 21 Average, 121 SR

Ishan Kishan Stats in T20I

4 Matches, 84 Runs, 28 Average, 133 SR

Rohit Sharma Stats in T20I 

116 Matches, 3038 Runs, 32.7 Average, 139 SR

Martin Guptill Stats in T20I

109 Matches, 3147 Runs, 32.3 Average, 136 SR

James Neesham Stats in T20I

36 Matches, 410 Runs, 21.6 Average, 157 SR

Trent Boult Stats in T20I

41 Matches, 59 Wickets, 8.5 Economy, 23.3 Average

Mitchell Santner Stats in T20I

59 Matches, 336 Runs, 126 SR & 62 Wickets

Daryl Mitchell Stats in T20I

22 Matches, 356 Runs, 24.6 Average, 139 SR

Ish Sodhi Stats in T20I

64 Matches, 82 Wickets, 8.4 Economy, 21.5 Average

NZ Playing 11 (likely)

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips (WK), Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Tim Southee (C), Lockie Ferguson/Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: R Pant

BATSMEN: S Yadav, L Rahul(vc), R Sharma(c), M Guptill

ALL-ROUNDERS: J Neesham, D Mitchell

BOWLERS: T Boult, T Southee, B Kumar, Y Chahal

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