NZ vs WI Dream11 Team Predictions:
New Zealand takes on West Indies in first of 3 T20 games today. The hosts last played against Australia in an ODI series which remained incomplete.
On the other hand, West Indies travelled to England in July for the T20s and Tests, but haven’t played at the international level since then. The 1st T20 is held at the Eden Park in Auckland which is a batting paradise with short boundaries coming to the aid of the batsman.
The team winning the toss would want to chase as the surface becomes easier for the second part of the innings.
WI vs NZ Dream11 Team Predictions : Ideal XI
After analyzing the performance of each players from both the teams, the Ideal Dream11 team combination for this match should have 1WKs, 3 Batsman, 3 All Rounders and 4 Bowlers
NZ vs WI Dream11 Team Predictions : Suggested Team
Tim Seifert (WK), Martin Guptil, Ross Taylor (VC), Shimron Hetmyer, Jimmy Neesham, Keiron Pollard (C), Fabian Allen, Lockie Ferguson, K Jamieson, Sheldon Cottrell and Tim Southee.
NZ vs WI Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicket Keepers
Tim Seifert will be the no.1 wicket keeper for the Kiwis going into the game. He has more than 408 runs at home along with an amazing strike rate of 148. He has done a tidy job with the gloves and has delivered 29 points per game so far.
Glenn Phillips is more of a wicket keeper than a mainstream batsman. Despite doing a great job behind the stumps, he has failed to deliver with the bat so far accumulating just 140 runs in 10 innings so far. This has translated to 22 points per match.
Nicholas Pooran is coming off a great IPL season and would be the preferred choice to don the gloves. The left-handed batsman has so far averaged 24 along with a strike rate of 124.73 for his national team so far. Adding his contribution with the gloves, he has delivered an average of 26 points in every outing.
Andre Fletcher has also been a regular in the side who has so far scored 766 runs at 108.35 strike rate. He has provided 27 fantasy points so far.
NZ vs WI Dream11 Team Predictions : Batsmen
Martin Guptill has been an explosive top order batsman and is one of the best T20 players for New Zealand. He has scored 2536 runs in 85 innings and has an amazing strike rate of 134.61. He has delivered 40 dream 11 points consistently throughout his career.
Ross Taylor has been regarded as the one of the best blackcap players of all time given his record across formats. He has scored close to 2000 runs at a strike rate of 122.69 and is still a matchwinner for the team. He has provided with 26 points per game in his career.
Devon Conway might be given the cap as the left-handed batsman has a lot of potential and talent to play in the international arena. He has so far amounted to 2221 runs in T20s at 124.84.
Brandon King has got off to good starts with the bat but has failed to convert into a good score so far. He has a healthy strike rate of 34.38 and needs to get going for the team to succeed. He has managed 24 fantasy points per game so far.
Rovman Powell is a handy pick in the squad as the right hander has the perfect plan to play in the T20s. He is nearing 350 runs and has 2 fifties in 19 innings for the side accounting to 23 dream 11 points in every outing.
Shimron Hetmyer is coming off yet another poor IPL season but is a great opportunity for the youngster to assume responsibility by scoring runs. He has so far striked at 122.92 in 25 games along with an average of 19.67 translating to 21 points per game so far.
NZ vs WI Dream11 Team Predictions : All-rounders
Jimmy Neesham has been a quality all-rounder for the side who can go for the big shots with the bat in addition to impact bowling. He has scored at 141.22 and has taken 13 wickets in 18 games so far. He has contributed 33 points with his all-round ability.
Daryl Mitchell is an effective lower order batsman as well as pitches in with the ball. He has a strike rate of 120 with the bat and has taken 5 wickets in 10 overs that has translated to 28 points every game.
Mitchell Santner has been a strike bowler for the side going for just 7.36 economy along with 52 scalps in 44 games. Along with his bowling, he is someone who can hit big sixes and has recorded 38 fantasy points per game.
The West Indies Kieron Pollard has been a trump card for all his T20 franchise looking to replicate the same for his national team. He has 4 fifties in 60 innings for the side and has taken 35 wickets with the ball. He has provided 35 points in every outing so far.
Fabian Allen has been a predominantly bowling all-rounder who has bamboozled the batsmen by spinning a web. He has bagged 11 wickets in 13 games at an economy of 6.80 accounting to 30 points on an average.
Keemo Paul has captured 24 wickets with his medium fast bowling along with his big hitting ability down the order. He can turn out to be a matchwinner on his day. He has delivered 45 dream 11 points in every outing.
Kyle Mayers is set to make his debut after consistent good performances in the CPL and other tournaments with ball as well as with the bat.
NZ vs WI Dream11 Team Predictions : Bowlers
Tim Southee who will be leading the Kiwis side will have to step up as the veteran pacer has gone for runs in his recent outings. He has taken 78 wickets in 71 games at an economy of 8.46 in his T20 career translating to 36 fantasy points per game in his career.
Lockie Ferguson has time and again proven that he is a strike bowler in the shortest format with his ability of bowling yorkers and the cutters. Despite playing 8 games for the side, he has been responsible for 14 dismissals at an economy of 7.16. This means that he has provided with 47 dream 11 points in every game.
Ish Sodhi is their prime spinner in the side who has consistently given wickets with his wrist spin. He is someone who doesn’t back away from flighting the ball that has resulted in 53 wickets in 45 games for the big man. He has delivered 33 dream 11 points per game in his career.
Kyle Jamieson is a talented pacer who might be inducted into the eleven in this series as he is a promising young talent so far.
Sheldon Cottrell was a little sloppy in the IPL and needs to make a comeback in this series by taking wickets. He has been a far better bowler for his national team with 36 wickets in 27 games at a strike rate of 15.69 and an economy of 7.84. He has delivered 38 fantasy points consistently in every game.
Oshane Thomas who joins him from another end has also been a quality pacer in this side but has gone for more than 8.5 runs per over. He has still managed to deliver 32 points per game in his career.
Kesrick Williams is known for his variations in the death and has the best strike rate of 13.15 in this side. He has taken 41 scalps in 25 games for the side as the right arm medium fast delivers 44 dream 11 points per outing.
Romario Shepherd has just played 2 games where he has managed 2 wickets at an economy of 9.38. He has delivered 25 points on an average in two games.
Hayden Walsh Jr. is the specialist leg spinner in the side who has been responsible for 11 wickets in 16 games and has bowled with accuracy and precision. He has delivered 18 points in every outing.