| On Nov 17, 2021 9:25 AM IST

3 Dream 11 all-rounders you must pick in the India vs New Zealand T20I series


The India vs New Zealand cricket series is about to kick off and it kicks off on the 17th of November in Jaipur. This is a new opportunity for the teams to kick off their campaigns for the 2022 world cup. India had a campaign to forget in this world cup and this would be a chance for them under the new leadership of Rohit Sharma to start a new journey as they prepare for the 2023 world cup. The world cup will also be a chance for New Zealand to be win again in the 2023 world cup. The world cup is going to be crucial for both these teams and it is important that they test the combination of their teams with respect to that world cup really soon. This could be the chance for these teams to find out who their 6th bowling options and finishers are. That is the role that and allrounder usually plays.

In fantasy cricket too, the allrounder becomes a key element as he is going to earn you multiple points as a bowler batsman and as a fielder. For this series, here is our dream 11 prediction on who the top allrounders should be here.


  • Jimmy Neesham

For the longest, time, Neesham has been slipping under the radar and not been the preferred allrounder for New Zealand. But in this world cup he proved all his doubters wrong and was perhaps the most effective option, whether it is lower down the order finishing games like he did against England with a 27-run cameo or whether it is with the ball when he can come in and get a couple of overs in. Neesham has been there and there abouts for the longest time but this time around he seems to have found his place in the team and now it is only a question of being a regular right here.


  • Axar Patel

Axar has shown in the past that he is one of those unsung players who quietly slip under the radar and perform when required. This is the kind of player you need lower down the order in your team who can come and finish innings off with some lusty hitting. He is a smart operator who can really keep it tight in the middle overs and be a big factor in how his team operates in the middle crucial overs. His batting however isn’t his strongest suit but he has done enough in the past to convince the selectors that he can be a good choice for his team.

  • Venkatesh Iyer.

He was a big player in the Kolkata Knight Riders campaign in the last few games of the IPL 2021. He was a brilliant player at the top as he hit the ball to all different parts of the field but what was more impressive was the fact that he could amble in for a few overs too. He is a player who hasn’t quite stood the test of time yet but he definitely has a lot of things going for him and if he can get an opportunity here, he could really take the game into his own hands for himself and out of oblivion become a big cricketer in these games. Venkatesh is a big prospect who could really become a big player in the context of the next few years.


With the above players in the team, you could look forward to getting a lot of points plenty of times here. This is going to be a good tight fight as soon as they get an opportunity here.

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Prakhar Gautam

A writer by profession, an actor by passion and a sport enthusiast by instinctive compulsion.