New Zealand A vs India A, 2020: 1st Unofficial ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

New Zealand A vs India A, 2020: 1st Unofficial ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Very few people are aware of Rachin Ravindra's ability who has been picked by only 23% of the teams so far. He bats at five mostly and bowls more than five overs as well.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details

The 2nd warm-up match between New Zealand XI and India A will be hosted by Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (3:30 AM IST) (10:00 PM GMT – Previous Day). There is no live telecast of this match.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Before the senior Indian team starts their tough New Zealand tour, the A-sides of both the countries, India A and New Zealand A, will fight it out. This can be termed as the shadow tour as it becomes easy to replace an injured player for the visitors quickly. The first of the five-match unofficial ODI series will be played on Wednesday.

India A have got off to a very good start to their tour winning both their warm-up matches. The batsmen, especially, looked in good touch scoring 279 and 372 batting first in those matches. The bowlers did their job as well but were expensive at times in their trade and will have come up with different plans on flat pitches.

Weather Report/Condition

The forecast for the series opener in Lincoln is very good with no chances of rain. The humidity will be around 60% during the match while the temperature will hover in the early 20s according to AccuWeather.


Pitch Report

The surface for the warm-up games was very good to bat on and the trend is expected to continue. However, the match is likely to be played on a fresh pitch which might have a little bit of moisture in it and the new ball bowlers would like to exploit it.

Average first innings score: 325 (In two warm-up matches played at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 2

Injury and Availability:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs

New Zealand A

George Worker, Glenn Phillips/Tom Blundell (WK), Tom Bruce (C), Mark Chapman, Cole McConchie, Rachin Ravindra, James Neesham, Todd Astle, Jacob Duffy, Kyle Jamieson, Ollie Newton.

Bench – Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips/Tom Blundell

India A

Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Vijay Shankar, Krunal Pandya, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Sandeep Warrier/Ishan Porel.

Bench – Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Warrier/Ishan Porel, Sanju Samson


Top Picks

Prithvi Shaw blazed an amazing 150 in the second warm-up game and undoubtedly should be one of your top picks. Gill and Suryakumar Yadav have also been in great form while Khaleel Ahmed picked four wickets with the ball in the first warm-up game. Krunal Pandya’s all-round skills might also come in handy in earning Dream11 Fantasy points.

For New Zealand A, Worker and Rachin Ravindra both can bowl while also bat in top five. James Neesham will be crucial in earning Dream11 Fantasy points. Kyle Jamieson is a very good bowler and bowls at the death mostly while Chapman can also score big with the bat.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, George Worker

Vice-Captain – James Neesham, Mayank Agarwal, Mark Chapman

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Glenn Phillips

Batsmen – Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw (C), Mark Chapman

All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya, James Neesham (VC), Rachin Ravindra

Bowlers – Mohammed Siraj, Jacob Duffy, Kyle Jamieson.

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Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ishan Kishan

Batsmen – Mayank Agarwal (VC), Prithvi Shaw, Tom Bruce, Mark Chapman, George Worker (C)

All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar, James Neesham

Bowlers – Mohammed Siraj, Jacob Duffy, Kyle Jamieson.

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Expert Advice

It is tough to accommodate all of India’s batsmen in the Dream11 Fantasy team thanks to their high credits. You will have to take a tough decision of leaving out a couple of them.

Very few people are aware of Rachin Ravindra’s ability who has been picked by only 23% of the teams so far. He bats at five mostly and bowls more than five overs as well. He can become a surprise pick for this match.

Probable Winners

India A are expected to win this match.

*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.