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IND vs NZ T20 World Cup 2021: Possible Playing 11 of New Zealand


NZ Playing 11: The New Zealand team will clash with the Indian team in the Match 28 of the T20 World Cup 2021. They have lost all their matches in the tournament (including the warmups) and need to gather fine momentum.

In the last fixture, the New Zealand team lost to Pakistan team, where the opposition chase down the target under 19 overs. They posted a score of 134 runs, which was slight below par on this ground. The contributions of 20+ came from Mitchell, Kane, Phillips, and Conway. While Ish Sodhi was the most successful bowler with 2 wickets.

Team News

  • The team lost their first league match to Pakistan.
  • The players are fit, with no injury issues and no changes are expected in 11.

NZ Playing 11 (likely)

The New Zealand team lost their first league match, but the calmness of Kane Williamson will be very useful for them to calm their nerves down in this crucial encounter against the Indian team. They did not score enough runs on the board last time, and have a large scope of improvement. The batting order is set to be the same, as the team was provided with a good start.

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The bowlers were impressive to make the game interesting by their ability to contain runs and take quick wickets in a small ground. But conditions will be different in Dubai, with large boundary and a belter of a surface. No changes are expected in the New Zealand’s Playing 11 for this game.

NZ Playing 11 (likely)

1. Martin Guptill
2. Daryl Mitchell

2. Kane Williamson (c)
4. Devon Conway
5. Glenn Phillips
6. Tim Seifert (wk)
7. James Neesham
8. Mitchell Santner
9. Trent Boult
10. Tim Southee
11. Ish Sodhi

New Zealand Squad

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

Where to Watch IND vs NZ Live T20 World Cup 2021

WATCH IND vs NZ LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar App. The New Zealand team has been an impressive side across all the formats. They reached the 2019 World Cup final, and would look to make it big this time around as well. It will be an interesting fixture between the top teams who also met in the WTC Final, which was quite entertaining as well. The people can buy different Disney+Hotstar plans to watch India vs New Zealand Match 28 of T20 World Cup 2021. The team losing this match is not likely to make it to the semi finals of the tournament.

4 Fantasy picks for India vs New Zealand from NZ

1. Kane Williamson

The leader of the New Zealand team will be looking to take this as a challenge to perform well against the Indian team and keep the semifinal hopes alive. He has proved himself to be the most accomplished batter in white ball or red ball cricket. He added 25 runs to his tally of runs in the T20Is, and has scored at an average of 31.55 in 68 matches.

Name Matches Runs Average
Kane Williamson 68 1830 31.55

2. Devon Conway

The top order batsman has been impressive in this year across all the formats and is in a pretty good space. He has been able to rotate the strike well and can play aggressive cricket, when the situation demands. In the last fixture, he scored 27 runs and has a total of 500 runs in 15 T20I matches.

Name Matches Runs Average
Devon Conway 15 500 55.55

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3. Glenn Phillips

With a fine exposure in the Indian Premier League 2021, Phillips started his T20 World Cup 2021 campaign well against Pakistan by hitting 27 runs, which was crucial to help the team in posting a respectable total of 134 on the board. With the experience of playing all around the world, he can strike the ball quite well on his good day.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Glenn Phillips 13 24 13.16

4. Ish Sodhi

Although the Indian batters play spin well, but they have been quiet against the quality spinner Ish Sodhi. In the last fixture against Pakistan, Ish picked up 2 important wickets and will be upbeat about his abilities. He has bagged 75 wickets in 58 T20I matches.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Ish Sodhi 58 75 21.52


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