India vs New Zealand – Dream11 Prediction: Both India and New Zealand have won all their matches so far and would aim to build on their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 form when they clash on June 13 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
India vs New Zealand Team News:
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar/Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jamesh Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
The 18th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between India and New Zealand at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
The match starts at 10:30 am local time (09:30 am GMT) (3:00 pm IST).
The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.
One can only hope for the rain to stay away. It is expected to rain the whole day in Nottingham on Thursday. Only after 6 pm, the chances of rain will come down to 36%. The game might get abandoned unless the forecast changes dramatically over the next 24 hours. The temperature will hover around 11-12 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.
With the clouds hovering over the Trent Bridge, the pace bowlers are likely to have a say in the game. So far, the pitch has favoured the batters apart from Pakistan’s capitulation against the Windies. If the game goes ahead, it will be extremely hard to score runs. The team winning the toss should opt to bowl first undoubtedly.
Average score batting first: 247 (Three World Cup 2019 matches at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 2
Dream11 Fantasy team based on the stats of the players
Picking the wicket-keeper could be down to personal preference as there isn’t a huge differentiating factor when you go by the stats. Both MS Dhoni and Tom Latham have got similar figures when you take the last five ODIs into consideration. While Latham has scored 160 runs, MS Dhoni accrued 146 runs. Going purely by the numbers, the Kiwi wicket-keeper should be the preferred choice.
With a century and half-century in the last two games, Rohit Sharma has been in great form. His figures are better than anyone else in this category and thus could also be the captain of your team. Ross Taylor from New Zealand has the best numbers from his team and can be the vice-captain of your side. Virat Kohli and Martin Guptill, with 250 and 245 runs respectively, should be the other two picks.
KL Rahul, at just 8 credits, could be the other pick in your Dream11 Fantasy team even though he doesn’t have the best numbers when compared to others. He is likely to open the innings for India in the next game and coming at just 8 credits means that you’ll have the flexibility to pick some big names from the other categories.
Team India’s management has shown a great deal of trust in Hardik Pandya. He was sent out to bat higher up the order whenever there is a possibility and has repaid the faith. Pandya is in excellent form with the bat and does a decent job with the ball as well. While he should be one pick, James Neesham can be the other pick from this department. He has picked up 8 wickets in the last five games and also scored 62 runs.
Picking the three bowlers in this team shouldn’t be a difficult task. Lockie Ferguson, with 11 wickets in the last 5 games, is an obvious choice. Amongst the three bowlers who picked 10 wickets, Matt Henry’s average and economy are good. You’ve got to pick one player between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal to maintain the balance of the side. The former has got slightly better numbers and could be in your team.