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India Tour of New Zealand 2020: NZ vs IND 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction

India Tour of New Zealand 2020: NZ vs IND 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction

NZ vs IND 1st T20I

The 1st match of the three-match T20I series will take place between New Zealand and India. New Zealand have recently thrashed by Australia and also sustained a lot of injuries. On the other hand, India have recently won the ODI series against Australia. Here is the NZ vs IND 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction.

Match Details

The 1st match of the series will take place at the Eden Park in Auckland. The match will begin at 7:50 PM Local and 12:20 PM IST.

Team News

New Zealand

New Zealand have been going through a rough patch. Their top two speedster Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult are both out due to injuries, which will make India’s job easier in the series. However, the Kiwis have always known to surprise everyone and under the leadership of Kane Williamson.

Tim Seifert is likely to open the innings with Martin Guptill, with Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor in the middle order. Colin De Grandhomme and Daryl Mitchell are the two all-rounders that will include the New Zealand playing XI. Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi are their two spin options whereas Hamish Bennett, Blair Tickner and Tim Southee are their pace bowlers.

Most Impactful Players

Kane Williamson, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner

Probable Playing XI

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Blair Tickner, Tim Southee


In Shikhar Dhawan’s absence, India will go in with the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. The captain Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey will come in the middle order. However, Kohli confirmed that KL Rahul will keep the wickets. Either Rishabh Pant or Shivam Dube will make it to the playing XI then.

In Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s absence, Mohammad Shami will lead the bowling attack alongside the youngster Navdeep Saini and Jasprit Bumrah. Kohli’s first-choice pace bowlers will come alongside wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and finger spinner Washington Sundar.

Most Impactful Players

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah

Probable Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant/Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah

Pitch and Conditions

The last game played at the Eden Park between New Zealand and England ended up in a draw. England won the super over where the track helps the batsmen. However, India won a game here last year while chasing. Moreover, India captain loves to chase. So, chasing will be a good option here. The sky will be clear in Auckland with the temperature between 18 C and 23 C.

NZ vs IND 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction

NZ vs IND 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction
NZ vs IND 1st T20I Dream 11 Prediction
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