India’s win over five-time champions Australia at Kennington Oval was the most professional performance from this editions’ title contenders. The Indian contingent is now up against New Zealand who are sitting at the top of the ICC Cricket World Cup points table.
India have put down strong performances so far and would want to complete a hattrick of wins here. Meanwhile, New Zealand would want to brush aside underdogs tag and tell the world they are also the title contender.
Fixture: Match 18
Event: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Date: Thursday 13 June 2019 at 3:00 PM IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
ODI Ranking: India – 2nd, New Zealand – 4th
Form Guide (Last five ODIs)
India – W W L L L
New Zeland – W W W W W
India: MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik/Vijay Shakar
Team news – Opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out for the fixture after suffering a thumb injury in the last game. Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar will come in.
New Zealand: Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Trent Boult, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson
Team News – New Zealand is likely to go in with the same XI again.
To win grand leagues on Cricduel, you must make risky, low percentage picks that can make your team stand above all others. With Dhawan injured, Vijay Shankar might get a chance, and could potentially be darkhorse for your fantasy team.
Boult makes for a good Captain or Vice Captain pick because he performed excellently against India in the warmups and could do the same again. Also, conditions are expected to be overcast, so bowlers could get a boost.
To win small leagues and head-to-head contests on Cricduel, you should simply pick the most steady performers at each position. In this team, we simply looked to pick the safest option at each position.
Hardik Pandya makes for a great Capt. or Vice Capt. pick, as he is one of the most consistently good performers in ODI competition.
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