New Zealand is a team which has been consistent in the last few years and the key to their success in the ICC tournaments especially is the fact that they have been able to maintain a decent bench strength which has been responsible for their inevitable success. They are going to consider this in the India vs New Zealand series too as they have rested a few key players like their captain Kane Williamson and fast bowler Kyle Jamieson. Let us look at the possible 11 that New Zealand is going to field in the coming matches so that it could be considered for your dream 11 team prediction
Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell
The two openers who were sensational in the world cup are going to try and continue their form in the shorter format of the game in the bilateral series and this would be to no one’s surprise if they are able to perform equally well right here. Guptill has been a stalwart for this side while Mitchell has been a player who has performed brilliantly off-late including in the Semi-final.
While their middle order isn’t the most experienced one, we recently found out that the middle order is one space where you would actually not want much experience and have players who can come and express themselves freely and contribute to the success of the team as a whole. This is where the team starts benefitting from the fearlessness of the likes of Mark Chapman who played a lovely innings in the first T20. This is good also as they are going to gain experience in the longer fun for the bigger and more important tournaments. Glenn and Seifert have both been on the radar for a while now and need experience and game time and when they get this they are soon going to be a force to be reckoned with. This could be the difference between success and failure at the big tournaments,
These are some really good all-rounders in their ranks and while they are primarily bowlers, they would look to get some time in the middle as they are getting to bat in the tournament and nothing is going to work for them like a good innings where they can finish games off and now is the perfect time for that.
The bowlers here are going to be the key as the players are going to be looking to perform in the game as it will be good preparation to perform against a hard-hitting team in a key situation which will come in handy when they play on the flat pitches of Australia. With Boult and Southee still being the key to their success, they need the likes of Lockie to step up now that they have been given enough time to play in the big leagues. They also need the likes of Todd Astle to cement their place because there is always going to be Ish Sodhi breathing down his neck. And a good performance here can add to the competition for places which would mean that the players are there at the top of their game. This is the time to deliver for them as they start work on the preparations for the coming world cup. Now is the time to experiment for both the teams as they go into what is going to be a hectic testing year of work.