The first test match of India tour of New Zealand, 2020 is scheduled at Basin Reserve – Wellington, New Zealand, on Feb 21st. The live telecast will begin from 4:00 AM (Feb 21) IST / 10:30 PMGMT (Feb 20) / 11:30 AM LOCAL.
PREVIEW FOR DREAM11 FANTASY
- Both teams are ready to meet each other after three ODI matches. In the ODI series, India got whitewashed by New Zealand.
- In the first part of the tour, India maintained their upper hand over the kiwis by winning 5 T20I matches.
- After that brutal loss – New Zealand was successful in striking back and took revenge against India by beating them in all the 3 ODI Matches.
- And coming to the present match scenario – India doesn’t have a good test record at this ground and they have won only one of their seven matches here against the hosts.
On Friday – Weather will be cloudy with the daytime temperature reaching 19 °c. Nighttime temperature is expected to be 16 °c. It will be mostly dry.
We can expect 307 runs and 322 runs in the first and second innings at this venue. In the match progress, there is a chance of score dropping from the third innings. Pace bowlers may have good assistance in the game due to cloudy conditions at Basin Reserve – Wellington.
INJURY AND AVAILABILITY NEWS
In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw will likely open the batting alongside with Mayank Agarwal.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF NEW ZEALAND
Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee
Bench – Tom Blundell, Kyle Jamieson
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF INDIA
Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench – Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Navdeep Saini
NEW ZEALAND – Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult
CAPTAIN AND VICE-CAPTAIN SELECTION
Captain options – Virat Kohli, Ross Tylor.
Vice-captain options – Kane Williamson, Mohammed Shami.
NZ vs IND 1st Test Dream11 Team
|BATSMEN||ALL ROUNDER||WICKET KEEPER||BOWLER|
|Kane Williamson||Colin de Grandhomme||BJ Watling||Trent Boult|
|Ross Taylor||Ravindra Jadeja||Ajaz Patel|
|Cheteshwar Pujara||Mohammed Shami|
|Virat Kohli||Ishant Sharma|
*Disclaimer: A team here is picked based on the perception, analysis, and gut feeling of the author. When you select your team, analyze the points mentioned to arrive at your own decision.*
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