| On Nov 16, 2021 11:11 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Possible New Zealand Playing 11 for 1st T20I


NZ Playing 11: The New Zealand team will lock horns with the Indian team in the first fixture of the bilateral T20I series. They will be confident of their performances and would look to continue the same momentum.

In the finals of the T20 World Cup 2021, the New Zealand team could not secure a win against Australian team. The team posted a total of 172 runs with the contribution of 85 from Kane Williamson. But, the bowlers could not contain runs and take enough wickets of the opposition, thereby losing the match. The bowlers like Ish Sodhi and Tim Southee would look to improve their performances.

Team News

  • The New Zealand team emerged as the runner up of T20 World Cup 2021.
  • 2 changes expected from the New Zealand’s T20 WC Final Playing 11 against India in 1st T20I.

NZ Playing 11 (likely)

The New Zealand team are coming to this bilateral series after being the runner up in the T20 World Cup 2021. They have their combinations and plans set up to suit all the pitches. The bowlers have the pace and swing, while can turn if the pitch offers some spin as well. For the T20I series, Kane Williamson has chosen to opt out to focus on the test series which begin from 25th November. The experienced campaigner Tim Southee will lead the side.

The talented youngster Mark Chapman might replace Kane Williamson. While Devon Conway has injury concerns, and Tim Seifert will be the wicket keeper of the team. While Lockie Ferguson, who is said to be nearly fit will replace Adam Milne.

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NZ Playing 11 (likely)

1. Martin Guptill
2. Daryl Mitchell
3. Mark Chapman
4. Tim Seifert
5. Glenn Phillips
6. James Neesham
7. Mitchell Santner
8. Tim Southee
9. Trent Boult
10. Lockie Ferguson
11. Ish Sodhi

New Zealand Squad

New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson

4 Fantasy picks for India vs New Zealand from NZ

1. Daryl Mitchell

The top order batsman was the most impressive performer for the New Zealand team in the T20 World Cup and would look to continue the same form.

Name Matches Runs Average
Daryl Mitchell 22 356 22.73

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2. Martin Guptill

Martin is one of the experienced players in the team and looked in sublime touch in the recently concluded tournament. He has the capability to provide a blistering start to the touring party.

Name Matches Runs Average
Martin Guptill 109 3147 32.11

3. Trent Boult

The fast bowler picker the most wickets in the T20 World Cup for Blackcaps. He used yorkers and variations well to dismiss the batters. In the finals as well, Boult picked 2 wickets.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Trent Boult 41 59 `21.13

4. Ish Sodhi

Ish Sodhi has always been successful against the Indian team, most recently in the T20 World Cup. His flighted deliveries and skills in the middle overs can work well.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Ish Sodhi 64 82 21.71

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Harshit Rathi

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