| On Nov 17, 2021 10:56 AM IST

5 Players whom you should ignore in your fantasy team in the India vs New Zealand T20I series


With the India vs New Zealand T20 series upon us, it is important that the dream 11 fantasy players start to form their combinations for getting their dream11 prediction right. This is going to be a tough choice and would involve careful selection and rejection of players who may or may not be included in the playing 11 here.

This is going to be a case of being a little practical and not going with your inclination and rather following a pattern which has been successful for you. It is important that you select only those players who are going to be a part of the X1 finally and would get those priceless points for you. Here are 5 players who we think would not be a good choice when it comes to selecting your fantasy teams


  • Adam Milne

Adam had a forgettable encounter against the Australian team in the final and it is hard for him as he is really a fast bowler with very less variations. The modern-day Indian batsman does not have any problem with pace and would be very comfortable here with the kind of pace he bowls at with the ball coming on to the bat very well. This may be a bad choice if you decide to go with him


  • Mark Chapman

Mark is probably going to come in as the replacement for Kane Williamson but against the Indians at home, it is going to be difficult for him to play as well as Williamson particularly with the demands of the T20 game, he is likely to miss out on either his place or even if he plays, he wouldn’t be expected to be a problem for the Indian team as he is not a player who comes with a lot of reputation

  • Harshal Patel

Despite an impressive showing in the IPL, it is highly unlikely that he is going to be played in this team as there are a lot of similar bowlers who are higher in the pecking order. With Bhuvneshwar and Deepak being the preferred pairing for India, it is highly unlikely that he is going to be selected with the kind of pace he bowls at. He is indeed a bowler with great variations and can also add some depth later in the piece but with the other more experienced options available, he is still a doubtful starter

  • Avesh Khan

With Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar already in the team, Avesh would probably be a person who would be sitting out for most of the games. He has pace and so he may well be a factor but the New Zealand team is not one team which has a problem with any kind of pace. So, with the others being there ahead of him, he could get a game but not be very significant at all in the team

  • Rituraj Gaekwad

He is a new player in the setup and we have seen that he does take a bit of time to get going. He could take some time here before becoming the next big thing in Indian cricket and that is where we cannot expect big things from him straight away. He must be given some time to adjust to the levels of international cricket and hence picking him would be risky.


However, these are just suggestions and T20 being the unpredictable game that it is, we do not know what a player on his day can do.

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Prakhar Gautam

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