England will be taking on New Zealand in a winner takes it all first semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The match will commence on Wednesday, November 10 at 07:30 PM IST. Here are our ENG vs NZ Dream11 Predictions, preview, squad, and predicted XI.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Predictions: Preview
Can England make it to a third consecutive World Cup final?
England’s white-ball game has come a long way since the disastrous 2015 ODI World Cup campaign. They made the finals of the 2016 T20 World Cup wherein they narrowly lost a closely fought game to West Indies. England went one better in the 2019 ODI World Cup winning the tournament for the first time.
They were one of the pre-tournament favourites heading into this event and they have surely lived up to their billing. England are virtually just 2 steps away from winning the crown. They will become the first team to hold both the World Cups together.
England will be up against New Zealand, a side they beat to win the ODI World Cup. On paper, England are a far better T20 outfit as compared to New Zealand. But they will be wary to write them off.
Will New Zealand step up to get counted?
New Zealand put in a professional performance against Afghanistan to qualify for the semis. They dashed not just the hopes of Afghans but a billion Indians too. New Zealand have made the knockouts for the fourth successive time since the 2015 ODI World Cup.
The last two times when they bowed out in the knockouts was against England. A side they will be up against in the semis. The kiwis don’t boast of having star T20 names in their squad as compared to England. But as an outfit, they are too strong a team to be discounted.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Predictions: Team
Jos Buttler: He is one of the most destructive white ball openers.
Devon Conway: He has been New Zealand’s most consistent batsman across formats.
Johnny Bairstow: Bairstow will be key to England’s acceleration in the middle-overs.
Kane Williamson: He is New Zealand’s best batsman ever.
Glenn Philipps: New Zealand will be banking on his finishing skills
Moeen Ali: His overs up front will be crucial from England’s perspective.
Liam Livingstone: He is yet to come to the party in full measures.
Jimmy Neesham: He has been outstanding with the ball in the last couple of games.
Chris Woakes: His opening burst with the new ball will be crucial
Adil Rashid: He will look to expose New Zealand’s weakness against spin.
Ish Sodhi: He has been flat-out brilliant in this World Cup.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Predictions: Playing XI
England predicted XI:
Jos Buttler, Johnny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings/David Willey, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood
New Zealand predicted XI:
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert/ Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Glenn Philipps, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Trent Boult
ENG vs NZ | TV and live streaming details in India
1. TV: Star Sports Network
2. Live streaming: Hotstar
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Predictions
Our ENG vs NZ Dream11 prediction is that England look strong at the moment for any team. New Zealand have to do all the heavy-lifting heading into this contest.
Please note that our Dream11 predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results.