It’s time for the ultimate showdown of the year as the Indian national team are set to take on New Zealand in the World Test Championship finals. IND vs NZ is set to start from Friday, June 18 at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton from 3:30 PM IST onwards. Here are IND vs NZ Dream11 predictions, IND vs NZ Dream11 preview, IND vs NZ WTC final Dream11 team, IND vs NZ Dream11 squads, and predicted XIs.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Preview
The Virat Kohli-led side has already landed in Southampton and is preparing for the upcoming mega event. However, the Kiwis will enter the nail-biting contest against India with an advantage on their side. Kane Williamson’s side recently indulged into two-match Test series against England on their own soil. New Zealand won the series 1-0 as they defeated the Englishmen in their own backyard. New Zealand might have seemingly gained a plethora of confidence from their away win in England.
Adding to that, the duke ball which is supposed to be used in the finals will also land to New Zealand’s advantage. India will need to tighten their shoelaces if they wish to stand a chance against the lethal Black Caps. Skipper Virat Kohli will have to be perfect with his team selection as one loose end can cost the team a historic win in the purest form of cricket. Having said that, India might also approach for a draw if the situation turns out to be extremely difficult for them.
If there is one thing to learn from this Indian Test side is that they never give up. The world witnessed the same in their past two-Test series against Australia and England. Each individual fought till India and came up as a hero for their side. New Zealand will have to stay grounded and give their best if they wish to win their first big ICC acclaim. Millions of eyes will be glued to their TV screens as the battle of the red-ball will be a contest for the generations to come.
Dream11 Team Prediction for India vs New Zealand WTC Final 2021
- Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant
- Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson
- All-Rounders: Kyle Jamieson, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin
- Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
Probable Playing XI for IND vs NZ WTC Final
India: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner
IND vs NZ Match Prediction
Our IND vs NZ WTC final Dream11 match prediction is that India will win the match.
Disclaimer: Please note that our Dream11 predictions are based on our analysis and they do not promise fixed results.