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| On Oct 31, 2021 6:45 PM IST

IND vs NZ Dream 11 Prediction AFTER TOSS, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, Team Details

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IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: Team India will be back in action later tonight as they square off to New Zealand in the Dubai International Stadium. It’s been an underwhelming start to the campaign for both sides, as they both ended up losing to Pakistan. The Men in the Blue were comprehensively beaten by 10 wickets in the previous fixture. It will be interesting to see if there will be a change in personnel or approach from Virat Kohli and co. As for New Zealand, they did do reasonably well to put in a fight well defending 135. However, Pakistan eventually chased down that target with five wickets to spare. As a result of the losses, tonight’s encounter becomes a must-win for either side. The Indian’s last win over the Kiwis in an ICC Tournament was in 2003, as they look to turn the tables this time around.

Fixture Name: India vs New Zealand

Competition: ICC T20 World Cup

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Team Form Guide:

India: LWW

New Zealand: LWW

IND vs NZ Ground Details

Ground Details: Dubai International Stadium

Pitch Report: The wicket at Dubai had a tinge of green in the last game, which did provide assistance to the faster bowlers early in the innings. Nevertheless, it is a good enough pitch to score close to 170. The team winning the toss would prefer to chase.

Toss Update: NZ have won the toss and will bowl first

IND vs NZ Dream 11 Team Prediction

WK: R Pant
BAT: R Sharma, V Kohli, K Williamson, L Rahul
AR: R Jadeja, D Mitchell, M Santner
BOW: T Southee, M Shami, J Bumrah

IND vs NZ Dream 11 Team Prediction

India hasn’t faired off too well against New Zealand when it comes to meetings in a major ICC event. However, the Kiwis do lack a bit of firepower in their batting department which could work in favor of the Men in Blue. That being said, the match odds are tilting in favor of India to get the win here.

IND Top Picks

KL Rahul might have been dismissed early versus Pakistan, but has been in terrific form throughout the year. Virat Kohli scored a fifty in the previous game which should do good to his confidence levels as well. Jasprit Bumrah had an off day with the ball in hand but can be expected to bounce back later tonight.

KL Rahul

KL Rahul has been one of the standout figures in white-ball cricket in recent times. The opening batter has scored 1560 runs from 50 T20Is, which includes 12 fifties and a couple of hundreds as well. Other than that, he also averages 40, while, batting at a strike rate of 141.4

Name Runs SR
KL Rahul 1560 141.4

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli played the anchor role in the previous game, and his half-century got India to a respectable total. Talking about his T20I career in general, the Indian skipper has scored 3216 runs from 91 games. Virat Kohli has a staggering average of 52.7, which also includes 29 fifties to his name.

Name Runs SR
Virat Kohli 3216 138.6

IND Playing 11 (Confirmed)

Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakaravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah

 

NZ Top Picks

Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, and Kane Williamson will be relied upon to score the runs. However, it’s the bowling department that looks comparatively stronger for the Black Caps. The likes of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and more importantly Ish Sodhi can be among the wickets column.

Ish Sodhi

The New Zealand wrist-spinner has done well in the previous two games, by claiming four wickets and not conceding plenty either. Having featured in 58 T20Is for his country, Sohi has bagged 75 wickets, which includes two four-wicket hauls as well. Considering Team India’s recent problem with countering spin, Sodhi might have a big role to play.

Name Wickets SR
Ish Sodhi 75 8.04

Devon Conway

Devon Conway has been of the pivotal figures for New Zealand in T20I cricket. Although Conway is still new to the circuit, the left-handed batsman has scored 500 runs from 15 games, while, averaging 55.5. Conway also has four fifties under his belt.

Name Runs SR
Devon Conway 500 148.4

NZ Playing 11 (Confirmed)

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), James Neesham, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips(w), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Trent Boult, Tim Southee

Watch IND vs NZ Live Score And Streaming

The upcoming clash between India and New Zealand will be available to watch on Star Sports and Hotstar.

The rest of the ICC T20 World Cup games will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network and will also be live-streamed on Hotstar.

List of Channels to watch IND vs PAK Match

English 

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, and Star Sports Select.

Regional languages

Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Bangla, Star Sports 1 Kannada.

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Walli Siddiqui

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