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ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 match between England and New Zealand. They will play against each other for the first time in this tournament.

ENG vs NZ ICC T20 World Cup 2021 1st Semi-Final Match Details:

The 1st Semi-Final match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will see England facing off against New Zealand on 10th November at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST and the live-action can be viewed on Star Sports Network while the live scores can be tracked on the CricketAddictor website.

ENG vs NZ ICC T20 World Cup 2021 1st Semi-Final Match Preview:

The finalists of the ICC World Cup 2019 will meet once again, and this time in the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. In 2019, even 102 overs fell short of separating the two sides, and the game was ultimately decided on the boundary count of the two sides. England are coming in this game with 4 wins in 5 matches in their group. They finished their group standing as the table-toppers.

New Zealand, on the other hand, also won 4 out of the five games that they played in the Super 12 stage of the tournament. They finished 2nd in their group after the league stage behind Pakistan. The 2019 final’s defeat would have haunted the Kiwis for a long time, and they would be desperate to avenge their loss here.

These two sides will be squaring off in the 1st Semi-Final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 at Abu Dhabi on the 10th of November. England won 4 of their 5 games in the group stages and managed to bag 1st place in Group 1, while the Kiwis, too, won the same number of games and ended up getting the 2nd spot in Group 2.

England has looked in sensational form in this tournament and it took a hat-trick from Kagiso Rabada to halt their winning streak. On the other hand, New Zealand made a great comeback after facing a defeat against Pakistan in their first group stage match and ended up winning the rest of all their matches.

The journey of England has been quite a smooth one so far, they thrashed the West Indies by 6 wickets in a one-sided game, then hunted the Bangladesh and Australian sides by 8-8 wickets each. Their final victory came against Sri Lanka by 26 runs. They lost their only game in the group stage, against South Africa.

Form of their destructive opener Jos Buttler has been the biggest positive for them in this tournament, he has struck 240 runs in just 5 innings so far while maintaining an astonishing average of 120 (he has been dismissed only twice so far). In the bowling section, mystery leg-spinner Adil Rashid has hunted 8 scalps in 5 games so far and will be an important trump card for the English side on this surface once again.

England is known for its aggressive brand of cricket and that has been on display in this tournament. They have been hit with multiple injuries so far, yet battling. Jason Roy is the latest addition to the list of injuries, owing to a calf injury during the England-South Africa game. In his absence, Jonny Bairstow is likely to open alongside Jos Buttler.

On the other hand, New Zealand started its journey with a close defeat against Pakistan at Sharjah. They then defeated the inaugural T20 World Cup champions India quite convincingly by 8 wickets in their second league stage game. Scotland, Namibia, and Afghanistan became their further victims, by 16 runs, 52 runs, and 8 wickets respectively.

Martin Guptill has been the man-in-form for them, he has piled up 176 runs in 5 games so far, maintaining an average of 35.20. Trent Boult is the fourth leading wicket-taker for the side, he has hunted a total of 11 scalps in 5 games so far. New Zealand has looked like a complete and composed team in this tournament, with consistent contributions from both the batting as well as the bowling departments.

They are eyeing their maiden ICC T20I World Cup title. This will be their third Semi-Final (previously played in 2007 & 2016) and they have never gone past this stage so far.

England is currently the number 1 ranked T20I side while New Zealand is at the 4th spot. England and New Zealand have met a total of 21 times in the T20Is, where England won 12 games while the Kiwis managed 7 wins. England won their first ICC T20 World Cup title in the year 2010 and would be hoping to win it once again.

Aiming for its maiden T20 WC title, the Kiwis will be gazing to hunt down the injury-affected English side. The scars of the 2019 WC Final defeat are still as fresh for them as a daisy, and there may not be a better opportunity than this to settle scores against them. They will be high on confidence after winning the ICC Test Championship title, earlier this year, by defeating India in the finals.

ENG vs NZ ICC T20 World Cup 2021 1st Semi-Final Match Weather Report:

The temperature at Abu Dhabi is expected to hover around 28°C on the matchday with 51 % humidity and 18 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.

ENG vs NZ ICC T20 World Cup 2021 1st Semi-Final Match Pitch Report:

The surface at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a balanced one, with adequate assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer in both innings almost equally. It is expected to provide some initial help to the swing bowlers while the spinners might play an important role in the middle half. Since it is a night game, dew might be a factor to consider.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score on this wicket is 153. In IPL 2021, chasing the target was looking difficult at the venue. However, in the T20 World Cup 2021, chasing sides have won games comfortably and hence, winning the toss and bowling first could prove to be an important decision at the toss.

Record of chasing teams:

The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 60 on this ground.

ENG vs NZ ICC T20 World Cup 2021 1st Semi-Final Match Injury Update and Availability News:

Jason Roy has been ruled out of T20 World Cup owing to a calf injury. James Vince has replaced him in the English squad. As far as the England’s playing XI is concerned, they might open with Jonny Bairstow and Sam Billing might find a place in the first XI.

ENG vs NZ ICC T20 World Cup 2021 1st Semi-Final Match Playing XI:

England: James Vince, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Bench: Tom Curran, Tymal Mills, Sam Billings

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Bench: Mark Chapman, Kyle Jeiminsion, Tim Seifert

Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Jos Buttler is a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from England who opens the innings for them. He has been phenomenal with the bat in this tournament so far and has hammered 240 runs in this tournament so far. He is currently the second-leading run-scorer and has also registered the first century of this season to his name.

Moeen Ali is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from England. He has marked 41 runs and picked up 7 wickets in this tournament so far. He will be a valuable addition to the fantasy side.

Adil Rashid is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler from England. He has hunted 8 wickets in this tournament so far. He will be a great pick to consider for this surface.

Chris Woakes is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from England. He has grabbed 5 wickets in this tournament so far. He can also deliver with the bat when needed.

Martin Guptill is a right-handed batsman from New Zealand who opens the innings for them. He has stacked 176 runs in this tournament so far. The Kiwis will expect him to go all guns blazing once again in this vital game.

Kane Williamson is a right-handed batsman from New Zealand who leads the team. He has smashed 126 runs in this tournament so far. He will be given the role of a finisher considering his skills.

Trent Boult is a right-handed batsman and left-arm medium-fast bowler from New Zealand. He has taken 11 wickets in this tournament so far and can turn out to be effective with the ball once again.

Ish Sodhi is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler from New Zealand. He has scalped 8 wickets in this tournament so far. He has been the partnership-breaker and the team will need his services once again.

ENG vs NZ ICC T20 World Cup 2021 1st Semi-Final Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain – Jos Buttler, Martin Guptill

Vice-Captain – Moeen Ali, Kane Williamson

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Jos Buttler (C)

Batsmen – Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Dawid Malan

All-rounders – Moeen Ali (VC), Jimmy Neesham, Liam Livingstone

Bowlers – Trent Boult, Adil Rashid, Ish Sodhi

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ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Jos Buttler, Devon Conway

Batsmen – Martin Guptill (C), Kane Williamson (VC), Jonny Bairstow, James Vince

All-rounders – Moeen Ali, Jimmy Neesham

Bowlers – Trent Boult, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team ICC T20 World Cup 2021
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

ENG vs NZ ICC T20 World Cup 2021 1st Semi-Final Match Expert Advice:

Jos Buttler will be a safe captaincy choice for small leagues as well as mini grand leagues. Martin Guptill will make a terrific captaincy choice for the grand leagues. Devon Conway and Jonny Bairstow are the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy combination for this game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is 1-4-3-3.

ENG vs NZ ICC T20 World Cup 2021 1st Semi-Final Match Probable Winners:

Considering the head-to-head records as well as their recent forms in this format, England is expected to win this match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and proceed to the finals of the tournament.

Vicky Singh

Ex-National level Cricketer, Cricket Analyst & Fantasy Sports Expert.