India and New Zealand will face each other in five-match T20I series with the opening Twenty20 international match set to be played on January 24, 2020 (Friday). This will be the first time India will be involved in a five-match bilateral T20I series. Fans, who play fantasy games like Dream11, can find all tips and team suggestions to build a strong Dream11 fantasy team for the India vs New Zealand 1st T20I encounter. Virat Kohli and his men will also be chasing their first T20I series victory in New Zealand where the men in blue currently have the worst winning percentage with only 1 win from 6 games. Meanwhile, fans searching for all tips and team suggestions to build a strong Dream11 fantasy team for the IND vs NZ 1st T20I encounter, please scroll down. India vs New Zealand 2020 Schedule, Free PDF Download: Get Fixtures, Time Table With Match Timings in IST.
Interestingly, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has never played a T20I match in New Zealand and will be making his maiden T20I appearance in the land of Kiwis when India and New Zealand walk out to the field for the 1st T20I match in Auckland. India have come with a visibly strong squad to New Zealand while the home team are already missing some of their key players in Trent Boult and Tom Latham, both of whom are out injured. India vs New Zealand Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of 1st T20I 2020, Here Are Match Results of Last Five Twenty20 Matches.
India are also missing Shikhar Dhawan, who was ruled out of the entire New Zealand tour due to a shoulder injury. Sanju Samson has replaced the experienced left-handed batsman in the Indian team. KL Rahul is expected to keep wickets for India meaning Rishabh Pant will have to qualify as a specialist batsman if he is to make the playing XI. Rahul replaced Pant as the wicket-keeper in the 1st India vs Australia ODI match when the latter suffered a concussion and has impressed everyone since then.
India vs New Zealand 1st T20I 2020, Dream11 Team Prediction: Wicket-Keeper –KL Rahul (IND) should be picked as the wicket-keeper in this fantasy team. Rahul replaced Pant as India’s wicket-keeper during the 1st IND vs AUS ODI match – after the latter suffered a concussion – and has since then impressed everyone with his wicket-keeping skills.
India vs New Zealand 1st T20I 2020, Dream11 Team Prediction: Batsmen – Martin Guptill (NZ), Colin Munro (NZ), Virat Kohli (IND) and Kane Williamson (NZ) should be picked as the four batsmen in this team.
India vs New Zealand 1st T20I 2020, Dream11 Team Prediction: All-Rounders – Mitchell Santner (NZ) is ranked 3rd in the ICC T20I bowling rankings and should be the first pick as the all-rounder. Colin de Grandhomme (NZ) and Ravindra Jadeja (IND) should be the other all-rounders in the team.
India vs New Zealand 1st T20I 2020, Dream11 Team Prediction: Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah (IND), Mohammed Shami (IND) and Kuldeep Yadav (IND) should be picked as the three specialist bowlers in this fantasy team.
India vs New Zealand 1st T20I 2020, Dream11 Team Prediction: KL Rahul (IND), Martin Guptill (NZ), Colin Munro (NZ), Virat Kohli (IND), Kane Williamson (NZ), Mitchell Santner (NZ), Colin de Grandhomme (NZ), Ravindra Jadeja (IND), Jasprit Bumrah (IND), Mohammed Shami (IND) and Kuldeep Yadav (IND).
Virat Kohli should be appointed as the captain of this fantasy team, while New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme can be made the vice-captain. India are ranked 5th in the ICC T20I team rankings and New Zealand are a rung below. But despite their lower rankings, New Zealand have always had the upper hand over India when it comes to Twenty20 internationals. They have beaten India 8 times in 11 meetings in T20Is and will be eager to add more to their tally.