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IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction WTC Final India vs New Zealand Player Stats, Pitch Report 18 June

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IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: India and New Zealand face-off against each other in the first ever World Test Championship Final. The New Zealand team will be confident coming into the final after 4 series victories this year, while India secured 2 test victories which will keep them in a good space. At present, New Zealand team is at the top position in the test rankings, and Indian team at 2nd position.

IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

Fixture name: WTC Final

Competition: India vs New Zealand

Date: Friday, June 18, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM IST

Team Form Guide:

IND in Last 3 Matches (recent last): W W W

NZ in Last 3 Matches (recent last): W D W

Test Rankings: IND 2, NZ 1

Ground: Rose Bowl, Southampton

Brief score of the last result at the venue: England 583/8 dec 195/5 drew the match against Pakistan 273 & 187/4 in Pakistan tour of England 2020.

Pitch Report:

The average score in Rose Bowl in 275 with the pitch having a track record of assisting the batsmen. The light rain showers are expected during the test match which will help in the movement off the surface for the fast bowlers, and as the weather improves, the pitch is expected to support spin bowlers.

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India vs New Zealand Dream 11 Prediction

IND Team news

  • India have announced their playing XI for the game. They have picked up all the expected players in the playing XI.
  • Siraj or Shami was the confusion, if whether who will play, and Shami has been picked up.
  • With no injury concerns and all set to go, India will be playing the big WTC final with their best team.
  • India had a intra-squad match before a couple of days and everyone looked to be in good touch, which is a positive before going for the big game.
  • The  most important player will be Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant will surely be an X-factor for the Indian team.

Injury update, unavailability: None

Expected team changes: They have announced their Playing 11 for the WTC Final.

IND Playing 11

1. Rohit Sharma
2. Shubman Gill
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
4. Virat Kohli
5. Ajinkya Rahane
6. Rishabh Pant
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Ravichandran Ashwin
9. Ishant Sharma
10. Mohammed Shami
11. Jasprit Bumrah

NZ Team news

  • New Zealand will come to this game, with enough practice and extra advantage of them having played two matches against the England team.
  • A big positive for this team is the debutant of the series- Devon Conway, looked impressive with the bat and can trouble the Indian bowling, like he did earlier.
  • NZ won their second game and the first was drawn, which made the winners of the two-match series.
  • The trio of Boult-Wagner-Southee have been terrific in this year, and would look to maintain their form to win the championship.
  • This will be the last international game for wicket-keeper BJ Watling.

Injury update, unavailability: None

Expected team changes: The team would look to play with 3 pace bowlers and 1 spinner.

NZ Playing 11 (likely)

1. Devon Conway
2. Tom Latham
3. Kane Williamson (c)
4. Ross Taylor
5. Henry Nicholls
6. BJ Watling (wk)
7. Colin de Grandhomme
8. Kyle Jamieson/ Ajaz Patel
9. Tim Southee
10. Neil Wagner
11. Trent Boult

Read: WTC Final: Weather Forecast and Pitch Report in Southampton

Captain options

D Conway- The player who made his test debut in the recent series against England and emerged as the leading run-scorer will be captain pick due to his fine form across all the formats in this year.
D Conway in Tests- 306 Runs, Bat. AVG. 76.50

R Jadeja- The experienced player who has been terrific for the Indian team since his debut, has improved his batting with his wicket-taking abilities.
R Jadeja in Tests- 1954 Runs, Bat. AVG. 36.18 and 220 Wickets, Bowl. AVG. 24.32

Differential pick

R Pant – The wicket-keeper has been the best batsman for the team in the last 2 test series against Australia and England and with his never die attitude, can be one of the best picks for the match.
R Pant in Tests- 1358 Runs, Bat. AVG. 45.26

IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

WK:  R Pant
BAT: K Williamson, T Latham, D Conway, V Kohli, A Rahane
AR:  R Ashwin, R Jadeja
BOWL:  J Bumrah, T Southee, T Boult

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Harshit Rathi

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