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IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of New Zealand tour of India 2021 1st T20I match between India and New Zealand. 

IND vs NZ New Zealand tour of India 2021 Match Details:

The first T20I between India and New Zealand will be played on the 17th of November at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM IST and the live telecast will be available on Star Sports Network/Hotstar while the live scores can be tracked on the CricketAddictor website.

IND vs NZ New Zealand tour of India 2021 Match Preview:

The 2021 T20 World Cup runners-up, New Zealand will be touring India for a three-match T20I series and a two-match Test series in November-December. The first T20I will be played on the 17th of November at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, while the next two are scheduled for 19th November (JSCA Stadium, Ranchi) and 21st November (Eden Gardens, Kolkata).

India’s new T20I captain Rohit Sharma will be taking over the baton from this series onwards. India has had quite a dismal show in the T20 World Cup and would be eyeing to regroup and start afresh their preparation journey for the 2022 T20 World Cup. A lot of new additions have been made to the Indian side for this series, including the youngsters like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Venkatesh Iyer, who had an excellent IPL season.

Some of their senior players have been rested for this T20I series, considering the active schedule of their previous months. Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Ravindra Jadeja are a part of those rested players.

For the Kiwis, the schedule has been highly hectic as they played a T20 World Cup Final on the 14th of November and within 72 hours of the heartbreak against Australia, they will be taking on the field once again, in the same format. Kane Williamson, the man who led the Kiwis to their first-ever T20 World Cup Final, will be skipping the T20I series for taking part in the preparations for the 2-match Test series that follows this series.

In his absence, Tim Southee has been given the leadership responsibility for the 3-match series. They had a fantastic T20 World Cup campaign and will be hoping to continue their good form in this series as well. 

In the T20 World Cup 2021, these two teams were placed in the same group (Group 2), and New Zealand defeated India in the Super 12 stage comprehensively by 8 wickets. New Zealand went on to make it to the finals of the tournament, while India failed to qualify for the Semis itself, owing to its two big losses against Pakistan and New Zealand in the Super 12 stage.

India is currently placed 2nd on the Men’s ICC T20I rankings, whereas New Zealand is standing 4th on the list. These two sides have met a total of 18 times in this format, where New Zealand has maintained a minor edge against India, by leading 9-8 in the head-to-head records so far.

In the batting department, Rohit Sharma has had great records batting against New Zealand in this format, he has stacked 352 runs in 14 innings and will aim for another successful series with the bat here. In the bowling department, Ish Sodhi has been phenomenal against India in this format, he has hunted 19 scalps in 13 T20Is that he played against India. 

A series win for New Zealand will help reduce the pain of the T20 World Cup Final defeat. On the other hand, India will be desperate to prove its mettle, having been eliminated out from the Super 12 stage itself.

IND vs NZ New Zealand tour of India 2021 Match Weather Report:

The temperature of Jaipur is expected to hover around 20°C, with 32% humidity and 10 km/hr wind speed. Partly cloudy with no chances of precipitation is the forecast.

IND vs NZ New Zealand tour of India 2021 Match Pitch Report:

The surface of Sawai Mansingh Stadium is a batting-friendly wicket, with excellent help for the batters in both the innings on offer. Spinners will get some purchase in the middle overs, while the pacers will have to be particular about their line and lengths on this track.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first inning score on the Sawai Mansingh track is 180.

Record of Chasing Teams:

The team batting second enjoys decent records here. They have a winning percentage of 65 on this track. India’s historic ODI chase against Australia was also witnessed on this ground.

IND vs NZ New Zealand tour of India 2021 Match Injury Update and Availability News:

Kane Williamson will be skipping this 3-match T20I series. In his absence, the experienced Tim Southee will captain the Kiwi side.

IND vs NZ New Zealand tour of India 2021 Match Probable XIs and Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand: Tim Southee (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi

Top Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

India’s new T20I skipper Rohit Sharma has been a consistent performer in this format, the star batter has piled up 3000+ runs at a Strike Rate of close to 140 at International stages. He will be an essential pick for this match once again.

KL Rahul had an excellent IPL season with the bat, despite his team getting knocked out from the league stages itself. The stylish right-hander has stacked 1751 runs in just 50 T20I innings, at an average of 40.72.

Ruturaj Gaikwad is the new addition to the Indian side and is expected to make his debut in this series. He was the leading run-scorer in the IPL 2021 season and will look for another successful T20I series.

Harshal Patel is another player to watch out for, the right-arm pacer was the leading wicket-taker in the 2021 IPL season. He uses his slower deliveries as well as bouncers quite well.

Rishabh Pant is known for his attacking batting skills, he will be a crucial player to consider for this match as well. He has the potential to pile up humongous fantasy points.

Tim Southee has been phenomenal with the ball in this format, he has added 107 wickets in 89 T20Is so far. He will be among the major threats to the Indian side.

Ish Sodhi has liked bowling against the Indian side, the leg-spinner has grabbed a total of 19 wickets in just 13 outings against India.

Martin Guptill has stacked 3147 runs in 109 games so far, he has been striking at a rate above 135 in this format. If he gets going, Kiwis will be all set to pile up a massive total.

Trent Boult is another lethal bowler from the New Zealand side, he is coming off an excellent T20 World Cup season and will be hoping to get a few crucial wickets here as well.

IND vs NZ New Zealand tour of India 2021 Match Captain and Vice-Captain choices:

Captain – Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, KL Rahul

Vice-Captain – Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer

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

Keepers – Tim Seifert, Rishabh Pant

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma ©, Martin Guptill, KL Rahul

All-rounders – Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell

Bowlers – Trent Boult (vc), Ish Sodhi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel

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IND vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction.

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

Keeper – Rishabh Pant

Batsmen – Glenn Phillips, KL Rahul ©, Martin Guptill, Rohit Sharma

All-rounders – Daryl Mitchell (vc), Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner

Bowlers – Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal

IND vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, New Zealand tour of India
IND vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction.

IND vs NZ New Zealand tour of India 2021 Match Expert Advice:

The Jaipur track is a batting-friendly wicket, so prefer adding the important top-order batters in your fantasy side. Also, considering India’s weakness against the left-arm pace, Trent Boult becomes a vital pick. Kiwi all-rounders have been in fantastic form in this format, so do not miss them out from your fantasy sides.

IND vs NZ New Zealand tour of India 2021 Match Probable Winners:

The game is expected to be a high-scoring one, both of these sides have top-quality players in their ranks.

Although both these sides have been in pretty fine touch in this format, India is expected to emerge victorious considering the home advantage. 


Vicky Singh

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