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IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of the match between India and New Zealand. They will play against each other for the first time in the two-match Test series between them.

IND vs NZ Match Details New Zealand Tour of India 1st Test:

The 1st Test match between India and New Zealand will start from the 25th of November at Green Park.

This game is scheduled to start at 9:30 AM IST and the live streaming can be seen on Star Sports Network while the live score and commentary can be seen on the CricketAddictor website.

IND vs NZ Match Preview New Zealand Tour of India 1st Test:

After a 3-0 clean sweep in the T20I series at the hands of India, the Kiwis will now square off against them in the longest format. The 2-Test matches series begins with the 1st Test from the 25th of November at Green Park, Kanpur.

Indian team looks a bit weaker with the exclusion of some of the big stars such as Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Rohit Sharma. However, they still do have quite a few match-winners who can rise to the occasion in the absence of big stars. The Indian side will be led by Ajinkya Rahane in the 1st Test, while Virat Kohli will return for the 2nd one.

India is expected to go with a new opening batting duo in the absence of KL Rahul. On the other hand, the New Zealand side looks like a complete team with all its players in the position.

They will be led by their usual skipper Kane Williamson in this series. Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, and Tim Southee are among the other experienced campaigners from the side. Kyle Jamieson will return to the side as well.

These two sides are the top two teams on the ICC Men’s Test rankings (New Zealand at #1 and India at #2). They last met in this format in the Finals of the World Test Championship at Southampton, where New Zealand won by 8 wickets to lift the first-ever WTC Trophy.

After the T20 World Cup Final heartbreak, a 3-0 T20I series defeat against India was the salt on their wounds. They will now bank on their favourite format to rebuild their glory.

IND vs NZ Match Weather Report New Zealand Tour of India 1st Test:

The temperature is expected to hover around 16°C on the matchdays, with 80 % humidity and 5-8 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game days.

IND vs NZ Match Pitch Report New Zealand Tour of India 1st Test:

The Green Park is a batting-friendly surface and is expected to assist the batters once again here. Pacers might get some help towards the latter half of the match while spinners may come in handy after the first two days.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score on this wicket is 398.

Record of chasing teams:

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

IND vs NZ Match Injury Update New Zealand Tour of India 1st Test:

KL Rahul has sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh and has been ruled out of the upcoming 2-match Test series.

IND vs NZ Match Probable XIs New Zealand Tour of India 1st Test:

India: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agrawal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Ishant Sharma

Bench: Umesh Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav

New Zealand: Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner

Bench: Rachin Ravindra, Will Young

Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Ravindra Jadeja is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner from India. He has smashed 2145 runs and grabbed 227 wickets in his 56 matches test career so far. He has been in outstanding form in this format and will be eyeing another successful series.

Ravichandran Ashwin is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from India. He has smacked 2685 runs and picked up 413 wickets in his 79 matches test career so far. He will be one of the major threats to the Kiwis in this series.

Cheteshwar Pujara is a right-handed batsman from India. He has hammered 6494 runs in his 90 matches test career so far. He has been a consistent performer for his side at home and can turn out to be effective once again.

Kane Williamson is a right-handed batsman from New Zealand who leads the team. He has stacked 7230 in his 85 matches Test career so far. One of the most dependable batters from New Zealand, the fantasy stakes will be high on him.

Ross Taylor is a right-handed batsman from New Zealand. He has knocked 7564 runs in his 108 matches Test career so far. The experienced campaigner will be hoping to get off to another solid start here.

Kyle Jamieson is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from New Zealand. He has scored 256 runs and took 46 wickets in his 8 matches test career so far. He will be among the top fantasy picks for this game.

IND vs NZ Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices New Zealand Tour of India 1st Test:

Captain – Kane Williamson, Ravindra Jadeja

Vice-Captain – Ravichandran Ashwin, Ross Taylor

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

Keeper – Wriddhiman Saha

Batsmen – Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell

All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin (VC)

Bowlers – Kyle Jamieson, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj

IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team New Zealand Tour of India
IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

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

Keeper – Tom Blundell

Batsmen – Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor (VC), Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal

All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja (C), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mitchell Santner

Bowlers – Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Mohammed Siraj

IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team New Zealand Tour of India
IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

IND vs NZ Match Expert Advice New Zealand Tour of India 1st Test:

Kane Williamson will be a safe captaincy choice for the small leagues as well as mini grand leagues. Ravindra Jadeja will be a good captaincy choice for the grand leagues in this match. Tom Blundell and Mayank Agarwal are the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy/Dream11 combination for this game is 1-5-2-3.

IND vs NZ Match Probable Winners New Zealand Tour of India 1st Test:

Considering the excellent records of India at home, they are expected to win this match as well.

Vicky Singh

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