We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

Fantasy Team for New Zealand vs India

Probable XIs

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman/Michael Bracewell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson

India: Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer/ Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Siraj/Umran Malik

Pitch Report

Venue: McLean Park, Napier

1st innings average score: 171

2nd innings average score: 151

Wickets per innings: 6

Type: Good for batting.

Weather: Slightly cloudy. No heavy rain is forecast.


Batting 1st: 50%

Batting 2nd: 50%

Fantasy Tip of the Day

Like we witnessed in the previous game, the ball is likely to swing in the powerplay and make matters worse for the batters.

Smart Picks

Glenn Phillips has scores of 58* and 29* at the venue. He looked in good touch in the last game, until Yuzvendra Chahal outfoxed him with a flighted delivery. With 662 runs at a strike rate of 156, he is the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in 2022.

Yuzvendra Chahal mixed up his lines and pace well to deceive the home team. He picked up the key wickets of Phillips and James Neesham. In his last 5 T20Is, he has picked 7 wickets.

Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, and Ish Sodhi featured in the Ultimate Team in 4 of the last 5 games. While Southee has the most wickets at the venue, Sodhi has taken the join-most wickets (21) by a player against India.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken the most wickets in the powerplay in 2022. Besides taking a wicket, he generated bonus points for maintaining an economy of 4 RPO.

Suryakumar Yadav and Sanju Samson are the only two players from both teams to have a Ultimate Team percentage of 100% in the last 5 games. While Suryakumar has been in the form of his life, it will be interesting to see at whose expense India find a place for Samson.


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