Fantasy Cricket Tips For The Test Series Between New Zealand vs Inda: After playing the limited-overs series, India and New Zealand will switch formats and don the numbered whites to collide with each other in the ICC World Test Championship series. This series will be played in the New Zealand conditions which means the pitches will support the fast bowlers and the batsmen will find it hard to get going. In this situation, it will be advisable to stack up the fantasy team with a fast bowler.
Many ‘fantasy cricket tips’ posts will tell you to the likes of Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Jasprit Bumrah in the side. However, talking about fantasy cricket news in detail, fantasy cricket sites do not allow to make a team full of bowlers. There need to be at least three batsmen in your fantasy cricket team. In this post, we have listed three batsmen you should have in your fantasy team for the series between India and New Zealand.
Let’s have a look at our Fantasy Cricket Tips for the ‘NZ vs IND’ Test series.
1. Ajinkya Rahane
While the focus of everyone was on the international series between India and New Zealand, there was an unofficial Test series going between India and New Zealand which may have gone unnoticed but when it comes to fantasy cricket tips, every series should be followed closely. Indian Test vice captain Ajinkya Rahane was a part of that series and he recently hit a century.
While the regular fantasy cricket tips would advise to include the likes of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the team, it would be a much better option to go for Ajinkya Rahane ahead of the two aforementioned names. Also, Rahane has played cricket in New Zealand earlier which will help in scoring more fantasy points.
2. Shubman Gill
This may come as a surprise to many but the best fantasy cricket tips show that Shubman Gill is the second-best option available in the batting department from the Indian team. Shubman Gill performed superbly in the earlier discussed unofficial series and he is a ‘Moneyball’ pick in our fantasy cricket tips for the Test series.
Gill did not feature in the ODIs and T20Is but since Rohit Sharma is unavailable for the Tests, the U-19 World Cup winner can make an impact in the Tests. Mayank Agarwal is struggling to score runs while Gill had impressed a lot in the 2018 U-19 World Cup which was hosted by New Zealand. Thus, expect the youngster to leave his mark on the series.
3. Kane Williamson
How can Kane Williamson not be a part of any ‘fantasy cricket tips’ post? The Kiwis will rely entirely on Kane Williamson in this series. All the top class fantasy cricket tips will suggest to keep Kane Williamson as the fantasy team captain and looking at his extraordinary record at home, there is no need to back it up with some fantasy cricket news. He has recovered from an injury just now and he will be rearing to go at the Indian bowlers in this series.
The poor form of Jasprit Bumrah will benefit the New Zealand skipper a lot because not many bowlers know the art of dismissing him in red-ball cricket. He will be the best batting candidate for captaincy in this series and the fans will also observe that he will be one of the most popular players when it comes to picking the fantasy team for this series.
The Cricket Lounge will keep giving you Fantasy Cricket Tips throughout the Test series. You can follow our tips on other matches here.