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IND vs NZ T20 WC 2021, Match 28| IND vs NZ Dream11 Predictions

India will be squaring up against New Zealand in match 28 of the T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. The match will commence on Sunday, October 31 at 07:30 PM IST. Here are our IND vs NZ Dream11 predictions, preview, squad, and predicted XI.

IND vs NZ Dream11 Predictions: Preview

Will India break their World Cup jinx against New Zealand?

India are yet to defeat New Zealand in a World Cup game post the 2003 World Cup win. They are yet to win a T20 World Cup game against the kiwis. India are under immense pressure having lost their opening game to arch-rivals, Pakistan. The defeat was so comprehensive that all the experts, media, and fans have had a go at the team. India have faced similar situations earlier this year too where they trailed early but finished winners at the end of the series. They will be drawing inspiration from that very fact.

India’s team combination will be watched pretty closely. The form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, and Hardik Pandya has been a concern. Will India persist with the same trio? Do they have enough arsenal in the backups to replace them? There are plenty of questions lying ahead of India, the manner in which they answer them might well decide their fate in the tournament.

Can New Zealand continue to hurt India in ICC tournaments?

New Zealand pulled off a shock win over India in the opening game of the 2016 T20 World Cup. Their spinners managed to weave a web over the Indian batsmen. New Zealand has been India’s bogey team in recent years especially in the ICC tournaments. They will be keen to repeat their Houdini act one more time. 

As much as this game is crucial for India, it is equally crucial to New Zealand too. Their performance against Pakistan looked well below par despite them putting their everything onto the field. The fact that they have a favourable record against India might well play on their own minds too.

IND vs NZ Dream11 Predictions: Team


Rishabh Pant: He will be excited to showcase his prowess against the Kiwis

Devon Conway: He has been tremendously consistent ever since he made his debut.


KL Rahul: He is arguably India’s number 1 T20I batter and has great T20 numbers against New Zealand.

Virat Kohli: He looked in prime touch in the opening game. 

Suryakumar Yadav: He will be key to India’s middle-overs acceleration.

Kane Williamson: He is arguably the best Kiwi batsman of all time. 


Ravindra Jadeja: He is the world’s finest allrounder at this moment.

Mitchell Santner: He is a very underrated allrounder.


Varun Chakravarthy: He might prove to be India’s trump card at the World Cup 

Trent Boult: His skillset sets him apart from other players.

Ish Sodhi: He is a difficult wrist spinner to get away.

IND vs NZ Dream11 Predictions: Playing XI

India predicted XI: 

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya/Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin/Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy

New Zealand predicted XI: 

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Glenn Philipps, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell/Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

IND vs NZ | TV and live streaming details in India

1. TV: Star Sports Network

2. Live streaming: Hotstar

IND vs NZ Dream11 Predictions 

Our IND vs NZ Dream11 prediction is that India will be way too hungry to bounce back in the competition. New Zealand have to be at their brilliant best to counter a hurt India side.


Please note that our Dream11 predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results.

Vignesh Rajagopal
Vignesh Rajagopalhttps://stumpsandbails.com/
I am a passionate cricket lover, who likes to express his views on the beautiful game and share insights and analysis about the finer aspects of the sport.

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