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NZ vs IND 5th T20I Dream11 Prediction 

Series: India tour of New Zealand, 2020
Match Date: 2nd February 2020, Sunday
Match Timing: 7.50 pm (12.30 pm IST)
Match Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Expected Crowd Turnout:   7,000

India will go to Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval to face New Zealand in the final T20I on Sunday. Leading the series 4-0, Virat Kohli’s boys showed good resilience for the second consecutive game; defending 9 and 8 runs in the third and fourth T20I, before pulling a victory in super over. 

Will in-form Men in Blue finish their T20I series in NZ unbeaten? Or will the Black Caps, who showed some promises in the third and fourth T20I win at least one T20I?

Here is complete NZ vs IND 5th T20I Dream11 Prediction:

Key Players in form NZ- C Munro, T Seifert, Ish Sodhi

IND- KL Rahul, M Pandey, S Thakur

Weather Conditions Partly Cloudy.

28°C, 59% Humidity, Winds up to 27 km/hr. 10% Precipitation.

Toss Advantage The Bay Oval started to host limited over international matches in 2014. Since then there have been 6 T20Is played here, of which five have been won by teams batting first. Similarly, teams batting first have a significantly higher average. Batting first is the best option here. 
Pitch Report
A batting pitch similar to that in India. However, the ground is open from all sides, meaning batsmen will need to play with the conditions instead of fighting against them.
Venue Stats Average 1st Innings score: 181; Average 2nd Inns score: 145

Highest total recorded: 243/5 by NZ vs WI; Lowest total recorded: 124/10 by WI vs NZ

Highest score chased: 163/6 by NZ vs WI; Lowest score defended: 167/6 by NZW vs WIW

New Zealand have a great record at the Bay Oval, winning 4 of 6 T20I games played here. While this will be India’s first T20I here, they have played 2 ODIs and won them both last year. 

Injury Updates India: Shikhar Dhawan,  Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar

NZ:  Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tom Latham, Doug Bracewell, Will Young, Adam Milne, Seth Rance; Doubt: Kane Williamson

H2H NZ 8 – 5 IND (2 Tied)
Form NZ– D D L L L (most recent first)

IND – D 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 

India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Sanju Samson Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur

NZ vs IND 5th T20I Dream11 Prediction Team 1

KL Rahul (wk), Martin Guptill/ Ross Taylor, C Munro, Rohit Sharma (C), S Iyer, M Santner, S Dube, I Sodhi, H Bennett, Y Chahal, N Saini

NZ vs IND 5th T20I Dream11 Prediction Team 2

T Seifert (wk), KL Rahul (wk)(C), C Munro (VC), R Taylor, Rohit Sharma, M Pandey, M Santner, W Sundar, I Sodhi, T Southee, S Thakur

*Teams updated after the squad announcement.

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Wicket-Keepers

KL Rahul has been in a fantastic form in the first three matches scoring 179 in 4 games. In the last 5 innings, Rahul has scored- 54, 56, 57*, 27 and 39. The Karnataka lad also helped India to a victory in the Super Over by scoring 10 runs in the first two balls before Virat Kohli finished off the game.

Considering that KL Rahul is a player everybody will select you can opt for New Zealand’s T Seifert in the second team. Siefert has a good record against India scoring 230 runs in 7 matches, including a 57 in the last match. 

Batsmen 

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 has 170 runs in 6 matches at the Bay Oval in T20Is. 

However, Williamson is a doubtful player, he missed the last T20I with a shoulder niggle. You can go with Tom Bruce on the second team. Bruce got out for a duck in the 4th game but has a decent tally of 122 runs in 5 innings at the Bay Oval. 

Colin Munro has been in an excellent form in this series. He has scored 163 runs in the series and 411 runs in 11 T20Is vs India. Furthermore, he is the highest scorer at the Bay Oval with 307 runs in 5 matches.

Virat Kohli is having a rare series where he has been dismissed early or is unable to convert his starts. However, the skipper has scored 105 runs in the series and 302 runs in T20I against NZ (average: 37.75). Bank on him to play a good innings on Sunday.

Manish Pandey scored a brilliant unbeaten half-century in 36 balls to power the Men in Blue to 165 in the fourth T20I. Pandey has a brilliant T2OI career strike rate of 126.55 and averages around 46 runs. However, Pandey comes towards the end of the middle order; rotating him and Shreyas Iyer in your teams is more logical. 

Iyer has strengthened his case to play at the number 4 position in this series. He started 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; before being bundled for just 1 in the fourth game. He will be raring to make an impact in the final T20I.

Ross Taylor has been in decent form. He scored 113 in the 4 matches in this series. He has a decent record against India- 296 runs in 12 matches (avg: 32.88), including a half-century in the first T20I this year. 

All-rounders 

New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner has picked 12 wickets in 11 matches at a decent average of 24.33 versus India. Santner also took three catches in the fourth match. Santner is crucial in giving NZ a good spin bowling option and also had picked 4 wickets in 4 games in Mount Maunganui.

Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar are our all-around choices for India. Dube has not impacted his performances yet. Sundar, on the other hand, was brought in for Jadeja in the third game. He had a game to forget; getting duck out before getting trashed for 24 in 2 overs. 

With the series won, Kohli may continue to rest Jadeja for the ODIs next few days. Both Dube and Sundar know that they will need to perform well if, especially with Hardik Pandya returning to fitness soon. 

Bowlers

Ish Sodhi is a must-have considering he is the joint-top wicket-taker in this series (6 in 4 games); against India (17 in 11 T20Is); and at the Bay Oval (10 in 6 T20Is) as well.

Tim Southee is Kiwi’s best seamer with Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult absent. The pacer returned with 2/20 in the 2nd T20I. He has 9 wickets in 5 T20Is at the Bay Oval.

However, Southee has leaked 135 runs in the series while picking just 3 wickets in the series. He is a risky choice when compared to NZ’s Harry Bennett. While Bennet has also conceded runs, he has picked up 5 wickets in the series, including 2 in the last game. He is a better choice than Southee.

Kohli started Navdeep Saini at Wellington. He responded well with an average 0/29 in his four-over spell. However, 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 at a windy Bay Oval. 

Shardul Thakur could be a safer alternative to Saini though. He showed had a man of the match display on Friday. Thakur scored 20 runs in 15 balls before picking 2 wickets. He is now India’s top wicket-taker in the series with 6 in 4 games. 

Yuzvendra Chahal has featured in all the four T20Is against New Zealand, picking 3 wickets in the process. He might have an idea of how the Bay Oval pitch will play, having picked 4 wickets in 2 ODIs here in 2019.

Captain & Vice-Captain Choices

Virat Kohli has yet to hit the top gear in the series. With just one T20I to go, you can bet on him to score big. The last time Kohli played in Mount Maunganui, he scored 60 to give India an easy victory against the Black Caps. He is our first choice captain.

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 5 T20Is). He is a safer captain choice with most of the Dream11 players opting him. 

While Kane Williamson missed the last game, he is most likely to return in the last T20I. Williamson has scored well in this series as well as a decent record at the Maunganui with 170 runs in 6 innings.

Colin Munro is our other VC choice. Like mentioned earlier, Munro has been in good form in the series. Furthermore, he has scored 307 runs in 5 T20Is at the Bay Oval. 

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