Fantasy Cricket Tips: India vs New Zealand, Fourth T20I
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Fantasy Cricket Tips: India vs New Zealand, Fourth T20I

Fantasy Cricket Tips: In a humdinger of a clash, the Indian team yet again came up trumps against New Zealand in the third T20I at Hamilton. After making all the efforts, the home team succumbed to defeat in the Super Over, as Rohit Sharma shepherd his team across the line in a nail-biting thriller.

Kane Williamson and co. did almost everything right for a majority of the 40 overs, except for the Super Over where they could not prevent India from taking a 3-0 lead in the series. With series done and dusted, the home team will have a lot of questions to answer especially in regards to their death bowling prowess. On the other hand, India will look to experiment by providing a few players game time in the last two games.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Conditions

The weather in Wellington will not have any say in the match. It is expected to be cool during the match hours with temperature about 16 degrees, Wellington is usually known for strong winds that tend to blow across the stadium.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch report

The stadium fancies a drop-in pitch which tends to play in favour of the batsmen. Drop-in pitches usually tend to get slow with the passage in the game. However, it is likely to remain consistent at least for 40 overs of play. Pitch report always plays a very important while giving fantasy cricket tips.

Total T20 matches played: 12

Matches won batting first: 5

Average 1st innings score: 160

Average 2nd innings score: 133

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and availability news 

There were no injury concerns reported during the 3rd T20I. As a result, all the players must be fit and available for selection for the Wellington T20I.

Probable Playing XIs:


Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (Wk), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench –  Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (Wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Daryll Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Blair Tickner, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn

Bench – Tom Bruce, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain –  KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson, Shreyas Iyer

Vice-Captain –  Martin Guptill, Virat Kohli, Ross Taylor

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1

Keeper – KL Rahul(Wk) (C)

Batters –Kane Williamson, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Ross Taylor, Shreyas Iyer

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner

Bowlers – Tim Southee, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2

Keeper – KL Rahul(Wk)

Batters – Kane Williamson (C), Virat KohliRohit Sharma

All-Rounders – Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Colin de Grandhomme

Bowlers – Scott Kuggeleijn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice

Just like most of the grounds in New Zealand, Westpac Stadium in Wellington has a history that supports batsmen. It can be expected to be a batting surface. It is quite obvious to include top-order batsmen from both the teams, Spinners might also come into if they accurate and within the stumps.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Probable Winners

The last two matches in the series will be dead-rubber with none of it impacting the series winners. However, the Kiwis will play to salvage their pride and give their home fans something to cheer. India might not want to take Kiwis for granted even after losing the T20I series.

Match details: 

The fourth T20I between New Zealand and India will be played on January 21 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. The match telecast begins at 8:00 PM local time (12;30 PM IST / 7:00 AM GMT). The broadcast will run on the Star Sports network.

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