The league stage is done and dusted and the most crucial three matches of the World Cup will now be played. The table toppers, India will play the ranked fourth-placed team, New Zealand in the first semifinal at Old Trafford, Manchester. We take a look at Dream11 Fantasy League Tips, Predicted XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update.

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India has been in sublime form in the ongoing tournament and they would like to continue their domination against the Kiwis. The Men in Blue had won seven matches out of the nine in the league stage. On the other hand, New Zealand has lost the impetus as they lost the last three matches of the tournament.

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India vs New Zealand. Credit: Twitter

Here are Dream11 Fantasy League Tips:

First of all, it is crucial to select a team which has players who will surely play in the game. As they say in cricket, you don’t score any runs in the dressing room. Similarly, a player who is not playing cannot score points for you. In fact, Dream11 has brought a change in its rule by which you can alter your team even after the toss. Thus, you can pick your team according to the playing XI of both sides.

Secondly, it is pivotal to pick the right combination of captain and vice-captain. A captain gets twice the points whereas the deputy of the team will 1.5 times the points. Thus, it is imperative to select the big in-form players as your respective captain and vice-captain. It is also crucial to get top order batsmen in the team as they are likely to score the major chunk of the score. Furthermore, it is pivotal to check the pitch conditions and select the team accordingly.

Shoaib Akhtar
BCCI Twitter.

Injury Update: Lockie Ferguson has regained full fitness and he is expected to be back in the playing XI.

New Zealand Predicted XI: Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, Trent Boult, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson.

India Predicted Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

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Pitch Report: It is going to be a fresh wicket for the semifinal clash. Thus, the pitch is expected to offer assistance to the batsmen and it might slow down as the match will progress.

Team 1 Suggestion


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