Fantasy Cricket Tips

Fantasy Cricket Tips: New Zealand vs India, 1st Test

Fantasy Cricket Tips: India will look to forget their dismal performance in the ODI series against New Zealand and get themselves back on the winning track when they lock horns with the hosts in the upcoming 2-match ICC World Test Championship series. Both teams have had contrasting fortunes in the new tournament launched by ICC. While India is yet to drop a single point in the tourney, New Zealand have only been able to register one win in five matches.

The home side announced its squad for the series making some interesting changes from the one that played against Australia. India have got a massive boost in the form of Ishant Sharma as this series promises to be a thrilling contest.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Conditions

The skies are expected to stay cloudy for all five days. The temperature will stay in the mid-20s with the wind speed predicted to be around 45 km/h. This is the perfect weather for fast bowlers.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Report

The Basin Reserve has hosted 63 Test matches thus far where the teams bowling first have won more games than the ones who bat first. However, it is very difficult for the teams to bat in the fourth innings at this venue
Average first innings score: 307

Record of chasing teams: Won – 27, Lost – 12

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and Availability

All Players are fit and available for selection.

Probable Playing XIs:


Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench – Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand:

Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel

Bench – Tim Southee, Tom Blundell.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks

Tom Latham will be the hot pick in this contest because he has a splendid record against India. The left-handed batsman can pile up a mountain of runs in the two innings that he will get to bat in. Virat Kohli has disappointing on this tour thus far however, he can be backed to come back all guns blazing in this Test series.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, Ravindra Jadeja, Trent Boult

Vice-Captain – Mohammed Shami, Colin de Grandhomme, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – BJ Watling (C)

Batters – Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli (VC), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ross Taylor

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Colin de Grandhomme

Bowlers – Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami, Kyle Jamieson, Ishant Sharma


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Rishabh Pant(VC)

Batters – Kane Williamson, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Henry Nicholls

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja(C), Hanuma Vihari

Bowlers – Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Ishant Sharma, Ajaz Patel

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice

The pacers are expected to rule the roost in Wellington however, the spinners cannot be ruled out of the contest. Ravindra Jadeja has a lot of experience of playing in New Zealand while Rishabh Pant’s gameplay is tailor-made for fantasy cricket. Hence, these two Indian players will be the ones to watch out for.


Probable Winners:

New Zealand will start as the favorites to win because of the home advantage and the momentum that they have.

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