IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 3rd T20I

India will look to make massive changes for this match.

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India will take on New Zealand in the third and final T20I of the series on Sunday. As expected, with some dominating all-round performances, the men in blue sealed the series 2-0 with a 7-wicket victory in the 2nd T20I. The openers were remarkable in that match, while Harshal Patel had a dream debut by picking up 2 wickets. Since they have already won the series, India might want to test their bench strength. The likes of Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ishan Kishan might get a chance in the final T20I.

New Zealand, on the other hand, definitely missed the services of experienced Kane Williamson in this series. They bowled pretty well in the first T20I but weren’t up to the mark in the second T20I, as Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma went all out after their bowlers. With the series already dust and dusted, they will now look to avoid the whitewash.

Match Details:

India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Date & Time: November 21st, at 7:00 PM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report:

It’s one of the fastest surfaces in India. There will be plenty of advantages for the seam bowlers, but the ball will come on the bat nicely and we can expect a high-scoring encounter. Toss plays a crucial role and whoever wins will have more chances of winning the match.

Probable Playing XIs for IND vs NZ:


Rohit Sharma/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Lokesh Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar/Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

New Zealand

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

Top Picks for IND vs NZ Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batters

Lokesh Rahul was pleasing to watch in the second T20I. The way he was timing the ball was simply incredible. He bought up his 16th T20I half-century and got dismissed after a well-made 65 runs from 49 balls.

Martin Guptill is showing his pure class in this series with his exceptional hitting abilities. He has notched up 101 runs in 2 matches, at an average of 50.5 and an excellent strike rate of 177.19.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Axar Patel is likely to have cemented his spot in the T20I squad. He has managed to pick up one wicket in this series at an economy of 7.12.

Jimmy Neesham is a clean striker of the ball, though he struggled to get his timing right in the second T20I. He is a game-changer, and you can include him while making your fantasy teams.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Harshal Patel had a memorable outing in the second T20I. In his debut game, he was awarded the player of the match for his amazing spell of bowling, where he picked up 2 wickets at an economy of 6.25.

Tim Southee was outstanding with the ball in the second T20I. He picked up all the 3 wickets by conceding just 16 runs in his full quota of 4 overs.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Tim Siefert has failed to score big runs in the first two matches, but he can be dangerous when he gets going. You can back and include him in your fantasy teams.

IND vs NZ Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This Series) Dream11 Points
Lokesh Rahul 80 runs 119
Harshal Patel 2 wickets 56
Martin Guptill 101 runs 157
Mark Chapman 84 runs 121
Tim Southee 4 wickets 124

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

Tim Siefert, Martin Guptill, Suryakumar Yadav, Lokesh Rahul (vc), Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Axar Patel, Daryl Mitchell (c), Tim Southee, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel

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

Ishan Kishan (vc), Martin Guptill (c), Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan

IND vs NZ Risky Captaincy Choices:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded too many runs in the second T20I, but hee is an exceptional bowler with the new ball and also at the death. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team captain.

Mark Chapman has accumulated 84 runs in 2 matches in this series at an average of 42 and a strike rate of 125.37. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Player you should avoid:

Mitchell Santner has been economical for New Zealand. However, he has picked up only one wicket in 2 matches in this series. It’s better to avoid him 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.