NZ vs IND 4th T20I Dream11 Prediction
|Series:||India tour of New Zealand, 2020|
|Match Date:||31st January 2020, Friday|
|Match Timing:||7.50 pm (12.30 pm IST)|
|Match Venue:||Westpac Stadium, Wellington|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||28,000|
New Zealand will look to avoid more embarrassment when they welcome India in the 4th T20I at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington on Friday. Virat Kohli & Co’s sealed and delivered their first-ever T20 series victory in NZ in the most dramatic fashion on Wednesday.
Will in-form Men in Blue be able to continue their unbeaten run? Or will the Black Caps, who fared better in the third T20I, save face?
Here is complete NZ vs IND 4th T20I Dream11 Prediction:
|Key Players in form||NZ- Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi
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IND- KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja
19°C, 77% Humidity, Winds up to 29 km/hr. 4% Precipitation.
|Toss Advantage||Out of the last five games played here, four have been won by the defending teams. India paid the price the last time they elected to chase with the Men in Blue bundled out for 130 runs against NZ’s 219. Thus, both Kohli and Williamson should look to bat first.|
|Pitch Report||The pitch at WestPac is generally a good pitch to bat on first. Pacers generally find swing mainly due to windy conditions in Wellington.|
|Venue Stats||Average 1st Innings score: 160; Average 2nd Inns score: 133
Highest total recorded: 219/6 by NZ vs IND.
Lowest total recorded: 101/10 by PAK vs NZ
Highest score chased: 163/6 by NZ vs WI
Lowest score chased: 162/8 by NZ vs SL
India don’t have the best record in Wellington. They lost both the T20Is they played here. On the other hand, New Zealand have had an impressive T20I record here. The Black Caps won 8 of 11 matches they have played here. They are also unbeaten in the last 6 games played at Westpac.
|Injury Updates||India: Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar
NZ: Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tom Latham, Doug Bracewell, Will Young, Adam Milne, Seth Rance
|H2H||NZ 8 – 5 IND (1 Tied)
|Form||NZ– D L L L L (most recent first)
IND – D W W W W (most recent first)
|Squads||New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Hamish Bennett, Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (WK), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, Tom Bruce (matches 4-5)
India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Sanju Samson Shreyas Iyer, 2Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur
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KL Rahul has been in a fantastic form in the first three matches scoring 56, 57 and 27. In the last 5 innings before that, Rahul has scored- 62, 11, 91, 45 and 54. However, considering he has been consistently featuring in the Blue colours since November and the T20I series already won, chances are that he may be rested. Virat Kohli has also hinted at testing the bench. Sanju Samson is one of the prime contenders to replace him, considering he can open like Rahul.
Considering the ambiguity over KL Rahul’s selection, you can go ahead with New Zealand’s T Seifert in the second team. Siefert has a good record against India scoring 173 runs in 6 matches. Last time Siefert played at Wellington versus India, he was promoted to open and scored 84. In fact, he was the Man of the Series in New Zealand’s last T20I series against India on home soil.
Kane Williamson scored 51* in the first match and followed it up with a 14. In the third T20I, he scored 95 as he led NZ’s run-chase before the hosts lost out in the Super Over. Moreover, Williamson scored 34 in 22 balls on this ground against India last year.
Kane Williamson actually scored 36 runs from 16 deliveries against Jasprit Bumrah. This is such a tough thing to do. NZ scored 17 from Bumrah in the Super Over. That is even tougher. If you still finish on the losing side it will not be easy to digest. #NZvIND
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) January 29, 2020
Ross Taylor has been in decent form. He scored 89 in the first 3 matches. He has a decent record against India- 272 runs in 11 matches (avg: 34), including a half-century in the first T20I this year and a fast 14-ball 23 on the same pitch last year.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is having a rare series where he is either dismissed early or is unable to convert his start to a high score. However, the skipper has scored 291 runs in T20I against NZ at an average of 41.57 and will be pumped up to add to that tally.
Rohit Sharma returned to his explosive-best with a knock of 65 off 40 balls in the third T20I after scoring just 15 runs in first two. He put the cherry on top of his performances by hitting two consecutive sixes in the last two balls of the Super Over to give India a dramatic victory.
Rohit Sharma in T20Is since 2018
First 10 Balls – Average : 18.3, Strike Rate : 116.2
After Facing 10 Balls – Average : 51.5, Strike Rate : 165.0#NZvIND
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) January 29, 2020
Shreyas Iyer is also a decent choice considering his form this season. Iyer has strengthened his case to play at the number 4 position with an explosive half-century in the first and a 33-ball 44 in the second T20I. However, he was unable to convert his start (17 off 16 balls) in the third T20I. He is good enough for the second team.
New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner has picked 11 wickets in 10 matches at a decent average of 24.18 versus India. Santner picked the wicket of Shreyas Iyer in the third match. Santner is crucial in giving NZ a good spin bowling option and also had picked 2 wickets the last time India played NZ on this ground.
Ravindra Jadeja’s consistent performances are edging him towards an undroppable status in white-ball cricket. While he did not have the best of his performance in the field, Jadeja picked the wicket of Colin Munro. Jadeja also hit 10 in 5 balls including a six in the last ball.
Shivam Dube is not having an impactful series thus far. He has taken just two wickets apart from scoring a paltry 24 runs. However, with the T20I World Cup coming up, Dube knows he will have to perform well if he wants to stay in the contention. With the series already won, he can show his true colours on Friday.
Virat Kohli hinted that Washington Sundar might start in the fourth T20I. The youngster has 18 wickets in twenty T20I matches at an impressive economy of 6.80. Moreover, not many Dream11 players would expect Sundar to start in the fourth T20I, giving you an edge here.
Ish Sodhi is a must, considering he is NZ’s top wicket-taker; not only in this series (3 in 3 games) but also against India (14 in 10 T20Is).
Tim Southee is Kiwi’s best seamer with Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult absent. The pacer returned with 2/20 in the 2nd T20I.
Furthermore, Southee loves to play at the West Pac stadium. He has picked 13 wickets in just 6 games at this stadium, including the wickets of Sharma, MS Dhoni and Krunal Pandya last year. The pacer would relish the windy conditions of Wellington this time around.
With the series sealed, it is highly likely that one of either Bumrah or Shami may be rested. Kohli has also hinted that he would give a chance to Navdeep Saini at Wellington. Saini was the player of the series in the recent T20I series against Sri Lanka by picking 5 wickets in two games.
He consistently hit 145+ speeds then and would love to swing the ball in Wellington. Again, like Washington, not many would have selected the youngster in the game, giving you an edge.
Shardul Thakur would be a safer alternative to Saini. He showed a good bowling display on Wednesday, picking two important wickets of Martin Guptill and Colin de Grandhomme.
Yuzvendra Chahal has featured in all the three T20Is against New Zealand and there’s a good choice that Virat Kohli might go for his RCB team-mate.
Captain & Vice-Captain Choices
Virat Kohli has yet to hit the top gear in the series and would be raring to return to his self-best in the fourth game. He is our first choice captain.
Kane Williamson is also a great captaincy choice. The NZ captain scored 95 in the second match and has an average of 53.33 in the current series.
KL Rahul will be the Dream11 users’ most obvious choice for the captain’s role considering his stunning form (He has 3 fifties in his last 4 T20Is). However, as we have said earlier, he might be rested for the remaining games with youngsters like Samson having a chance to play.
The best bet would be to keep him as a vice-captain for one of the games. Rohit Sharma is another great choice for Vice Captaincy.
NZ vs IND 4th T20I Dream11 Prediction Team 1
KL Rahul (wk), C Munro (VC), R Taylor, V Kohli (c), S Iyer, M Santner, W Sundar, S Dube, I Sodhi, T Southee, J Bumrah
NZ vs IND 4th T20I Dream11 Prediction Team 2
T Seifert (wk), S Samson, KL Rahul (c), M Guptill (VC), R Taylor, V Kohli, M Santner, I Sodhi, T Southee, Y Chahal, N Saini