India and New Zealand, two sides that made it to the semi-finals of the just-concluded T20 World Cup will take on one another in a bilateral series. India will be led by Hardik Pandya and several members of the side will be relatively new. There have been a lot of discussions in India around the approach of the side and this series can offer a new insight.
New Zealand, on the other hand, look mostly similar to the side that travelled to Australia for the World Cup. They will be formidable opponents, especially in their own backyard and India will need to be at their absolute best.
IND vs NZ Predicted XI, Fantasy team, weather and pitch report:
For India, a number of their senior players have been rested and this will give an opportunity to younger players to step and stake their claim to be a part of the setup for a long time. Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya will be the two senior-most players in the side and a lot of focus will be on them.
New Zealand will go in with its tried and tested players. Their batting, barring Glenn Phillips, was a concern in the world cup and the approach of captain Kane Williamson who was not at his best in the T20 World Cup.
Match: India vs New Zealand, semi-final
Date & Time: November 18, 12:00 PM
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Live Streaming: Amazon Prime
India vs New Zealand Predicted Playing XIs
INDIA: Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj
NEW ZEALAND: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne
India vs New Zealand Fantasy Team
Captain – Suryakumar Yadav
Vice-captain – Devon Conway
Wicketkeeper – Devon Conway
Batters – Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Jimmy Neesham
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Tim Southee
India vs New Zealand, Wellington weather and pitch report
There are chances of a rain during the match. However, we should get a game, but looking at the forecast, things could get slightly dicey. As far as the pitch is concerned, it is expected to be an absolute batting belter.
India vs New Zealand match prediction
Both India and New Zealand come into this match after stumbling in their respective semi-final games. New Zealand are slight favourites since they are playing in their own backyard, but India will too look to make a statement with a relatively young batting order.