IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 1st T20I

IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 1st T20I

Venkatesh Iyer and Harshal Patel are likely to make a debut for India in this match.

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


India will host New Zealand in the 3-match T20I series, which is all set to get underway from November 17th. India didn’t meet the expectations of a billion fans in the recently concluded T20 World Cup in UAE, as they were knocked out in the group stages itself. They are all set for a new era under the leadership of coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma. The Men in Blue have a few new faces as well with the likes of Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, and Venkatesh Iyer, who all got their maiden India call ups.

New Zealand, on the other hand, had a fabulous journey in the T20 World Cup where they fell short in the finals. It will be quite challenging for them to come back and play without a proper amount of rest. Kane Williamson opted himself out of the T20I series to concentrate more on the Test series. Tim Southee will lead the side in his absence.

Match Details:

India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Date & Time: November 17th, at 7:00 PM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report:

It’s a batter’s paradise at Jaipur and we can expect a high-scoring encounter. There will be less offering for the bowlers on this flat batting surface. Considering the dew factor, whoever wins the toss should bowl first.

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Probable Playing XIs for IND vs NZ:


Rohit Sharma (c), Lokesh Rahul, Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel/Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Siraj/Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Siefert (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne/Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (c), Trent Boult

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Top Picks for IND vs NZ Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batters

Having got out for low scores in the first two matches of the T20 World Cup against Pakistan and New Zealand, Lokesh Rahul went on to score 3 consecutive half-centuries and ended the tournament on a positive note.

Martin Guptill is a regular member of New Zealand in both T20Is and ODIs over the years. He played a huge role in getting New Zealand to the finals of the T20 World Cup 2021. He is a destructive batter and is likely to do well in this match.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Venkatesh Iyer is all set to make his debut for India in this match. He had an excellent second leg in this year’s IPL, which earned him the place in the Indian T20 side. Overall, he is a good all-round cricketer and we can expect fireworks from him.

Daryl Mitchell was the hero for New Zealand in getting his team home in the crucial semi-final clash against England in the T20 World Cup. He is a much-improved cricketer and is likely to open in this series as well.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Yuzvendra Chahal deserved a spot in the Indian World Cup squad. However, with another World Cup around the corner, he now has the chance to prove himself, He is a versatile leg spinner and troubles the batters with his variations.

Trent Boult is always a threat for the Indian batters with his ability to swing the ball both ways. He was the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the T20 World Cup 2021, with 13 scalps in 7 matches.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Rishabh Pant is a fearless batter who, no matter what the situation is, plays attacking cricket. He has scored 590 runs in his T20I career at an average of 22.69.

IND vs NZ Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Career T20I Stats
Lokesh Rahul 1751 runs
Rohit Sharma 3038 runs and one wicket
Daryl Mitchell 356 runs and 5 wickets
Trent Boult 59 wickets
Suryakumar Yadav 181 runs

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Suryakumar Yadav, Lokesh Rahul (c), Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell (vc), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Rishabh Pant (vc), Martin Guptill (c), Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal

IND vs NZ Risky Captaincy Choices:

Shreyas Iyer will be playing in T20Is after a long gap of 8 months. It will be an important series for him to cement his spot in the Indian T20I side for the long run. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Jimmy Neesham has serious power in his arc and can clear the fence with a lot of ease, while he will be really handy with the ball as well. He has 410 runs and 21 wickets to his name in the T20Is. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Player you should avoid:

Considering there are a lot of options available in the all-rounder’s slot, it’s better to avoid Mitchell Santner while making your fantasy teams.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.