ICC World Cup 2019: Match 18, India vs New Zealand: Captain and Vice-Captain for Dream11 Fantasy

Here is the guide to select the Captain and Vice-Captain for Dream11 Fantasy.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

New Zealand has had a fairytale run in the ongoing World Cup, having won all their three matches against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan respectively. The Kiwis are currently placed at the top of the points table. They are next set to cross swords with India on Thursday at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The Kiwis can take heart from the fact that they defeated the Men in Blue in the warm-ups.

India, on the other hand, have shown why they are the ICC’s number-two ranked ODI team. Virat Kohli’s men slapped South Africa with a six-wicket loss and then followed it up with a 36-run victory versus Australia. Shikhar Dhawan won’t be playing the game due to a thumb injury, but India has enough firepower in their tank.


Here is the guide to select the Captain and Vice-Captain for Dream11 Fantasy:

Captain Suggestions:

Virat Kohli

The 30-year-old Virat Kohli scored 82 the other day versus the Aussies. But at no point of his inning did he look like getting the opposition bowling by the scruff of its neck. Even in the first match, he got out cheaply. Kohli is someone, who likes to dictate terms and is full of class and elegance. He’ll need to churn out a substantial knock if India is to challenge the Black Caps.

Dream11 Credits: 10.5

Trent Boult

Boult took 12 wickets in the five-match bilateral series against India earlier this year. Even in the warm-ups versus the same opposition, the left-armer picked up wickets. In this World Cup, Boult hasn’t quite looked at his very best, having picked up three wickets. However, the world is pretty aware of his ability to run through a batting line-up and India wouldn’t want to be complacent against him.

Dream11 Credits: 9

Rohit Sharma

The 32-year-old has had a couple of stupendous outings to start his World Cup journey. After smashing an unbeaten 122 versus the Proteas, Rohit scored a handsome 57 in the second match as well. The right-hander didn’t have a great time in the warm-ups but has definitely been able to make amends. In 23 ODIs, Rohit only averages 35.10 and he’ll look to improve on that record.

Dream11 Credits: 10

Vice-Captain suggestions

Ross Taylor

The Wellington-born has scored 82 and 48 respectively in this World Cup. With the knocks, he has reinstated the fact that he is one of the most consistent batsmen doing the rounds in world cricket. However, in the bilateral series, he didn’t quite figure out the Indian bowling, getting only 93. In the warm-ups though, Taylor churned out a well-compiled 71 at the Kennington Oval.

Dream11 Credits: 10

Hardik Pandya

The Baroda all-rounder has evolved a completely different individual after his comeback following the TV show controversy. In the ongoing tournament, Hardik hasn’t done anything of sorts with the ball in hand. Nevertheless, the 25-year-old has done his bit with the bat. Coming at number four versus the Aussies,  Hardik got a quickfire 27-ball 48 and is in decent enough form.

Dream11 Credits: 9

Kane Williamson

The Tauranga-born scored 67 and 85 in the warm-ups and then carried over the form in the main round as well. He scored 40 versus Bangladesh followed by an unbeaten 79 against the Afghans. But he wasn’t quite fluent in those knocks. Kane is a versatile batsman and also has the ability to find the boundaries. The Kiwis would want their main man to keep with his rich vein of form.

Dream11 Credits: 10

Final picks for your Dream11 Fantasy team

For Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Captain – Virat Kohli | Vice-Captain – Kane Williamson

For Grand/Mega Leagues:

Captain – Trent Boult | Vice-Captain – Hardik Pandya


*Disclaimer: These picks were made based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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