India vs New Zealand: IND vs NZ WTC Match Predictions and Dream11 Team
India will take on New Zealand in the final of the World Test championship. The match is scheduled to take place at Aeges Bowl, Southampton, UK. The match will be played from 18th June to 22nd June.
A Reserve-day has been kept for the match if any time is lost. New Zealand is currently playing a test series against England in England.
The series is a two-match series with first match being played at the iconic Lords’ Stadium. Team India is coming off from the domestic T20 IPL season.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Predictions: Match Details
IND v NZ WTC Final
Time – 3:30 PM (IST)
Date – 18th June – 22nd June 2021
Where to Watch: Star Sports Network and Hotstar.
IND vsNZ Dream11 Team Predictions: Head-to-Head
The two teams have clashed against each other 59 times in test matches. Team India has an edge with 21 wins while New Zealand won on 12 occasions while 26 Tests have ended in a draw.
India has won 11 series while NZ has won 6 series.
IND v NZ Dream11 Team Predictions: Suggested Team
Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant.
Batsmen: C Pujara, V Kohli, A Rahane, K Williamson and R Sharma.
Allrounder: R Jadeja.
Bowlers: J Bumrah, T Boult, T Southee and I Sharma.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicket-Keeper
Rishabh pant is the first choice Wicketkeeper of Team India. He is in good form since he made return in the whites during the India’s tour of Australia. He is also our preference for wicketkeeper for dream 11 team.
W Saha is an experienced campaigner in the squad but is unlikely to feature in the one-off test match against NZ.
BJ Watling will be the prime WK for New-Zealand team in 73 tests he has scored 3773 runs.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Predictions: Batsmen
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli averages 52 in the tests. He has scored 27 centuries and 25 half centuries in his career.
In 38 matches played by Rohit Sharma he has scored 2615 runs with highest score of 212 runs at a strike rate of 58.18.
Shubham Gill made his test debut against Australia and played some good knocks since then, in 7 matches that he has played he averages around 34 per match.
The most reliable batsman in Indian test cricket team is C Pujara, with an average of 47. He has 18 centuries and 29 Half centuries to his name.
Vice-Captain of the Indian test team Ajinkya Rahane has good record in England. He averages more in foreign soil than in Indian conditions. He has scored 4583 runs in his test career till now.
Once a regular feature in the Indian cricket team M Agarwal is finding difficult to retain his spot .
H Vihari played a solid innings in the Australia and saved the match for his side. He along with R Ashwin played a calm and composed innings during the second test against Australia.
NZ skipper K Williamson averages 54.31 in 144 innings with highest score of 251.
Ross Taylor has played above 100 test matches for NZ. He has scored 7379 runs in his test career.
Tom Latham will be the opening choice for NZ. He has an average of 42.24 and SR of 46.73.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Predictions: Allrounders
R Jadeja is in stupendous form lately. He brings the most needed balance in the Indian team. He has taken 220 wickets and scored 1954 runs in his test career. He will be our preferred choice for the all-rounder.
A Patel and W Sundar are unlikely to feature in the team, looking at the pitch and conditions in England.
C De Grandhomme has taken 47 wickets and scored 1185 runs in 24 matches.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Predictions: Bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah has taken 83 wickets in 19 matches at an average of 22.11.
Premier spinner R Ashwin has recently surpassed the 400-wicket mark against England and may feature in the playing 11.
Ishant Sharma has played 100 matches for Team India and will be a key player in the WTC. He has an economy of 3.17 and has taken 303 wickets.
M Shami in the 50 matches that he played has taken 180 wickets with an average of 27.59 and economy of 3.59.
Trent Boult has taken 281 wickets at a SR of 56.29 and averages 28.02.
Boult’s new ball partner Tim Southee has 302 wickets in his name.
Matt Henry in 13 matches had taken 31 wickets for NZ.