INDL vs NZL Match Preview

India Legends are the defending champions and pre-tournament favorites to pick up the trophy. They have made a solid start to their campaign by showing great form in the first match while registering a huge win over South Africa Legends. They won the game against the South African Legends by 61 runs but their second encounter against the West Indies was completely washed away without a ball being bowled. The India Legends will be fresh and ready to have a go at the New Zealand Legends in this game.

New Zealand Legends is the newest team in the competition. It has won one match and lost one thus far. They suffered a huge loss against South Africa Legends before registering a good win against Bangladesh Legends. However, they are yet to pass a score of 100 in the competition. Although there is no shame in losing to the South African Legends, the margin of defeat is what will worry the New Zealand team management. South Africa was one of the strongest outfits in the competition last year. But the kiwi legends as expected proved to be too strong for the Bangladesh opponents.

Weather Report

The weather during the match is likely to be pleasant and there is a 40% chance of showers coming down during the game. The minimum and maximum temperatures expected during the match are 22 degrees and 29 degrees. The Holkar Stadium previously known as the Maharani Usharaje Trust Cricket Ground has been witness to several one-day internationals. 

Pitch Report

The pitch on offer at the Holkar stadium is normally helpful to the batters. It offers an even bounce. This together with the shorter boundaries makes the batsmen total favorites to have a field day during their outing.

Notable stats

Stuart Binny has a tremendous strike rate.

Stuart Binny played a scintillating inning in the first game. He hit 82 runs from 42 balls and as a result, has a strike rate of 195.24 at the moment. You can expect the big-hitting all-rounder to come good again in this game.

Rahul Sharma has a great bowling average.

Rahul Sharma bowled exceedingly well against South Africa in India Legends' first match. He picked up 3 wickets for 16 runs and as a result has an average of 5.67 at the moment. He will be the bowler to watch out for in this game for New Zealand Legends.

Team News

There are no injury worries reported by either team so far. It looks like the entire team will be available for selection for both of these outfits.

INDL vs NZL Probable 11

INDL Playing 11

  • Sachin Tendulkar (C)
  • Naman Ojha (Wk)
  • Yuvraj Singh
  • Suresh Raina
  • Yusuf Pathan
  • Irfan Pathan
  • Stuart Binny
  • Manpreet Gony
  • Munaf Patel
  • Pragyan Ojha
  • Rahul Sharma

NZL Playing 11

  • Jamie How
  • Anton Devcich
  • Dean Brownlie
  • Ross Taylor (C)
  • Neil Broom
  • Gareth Hopkins (Wk)
  • Jason Spice
  • Hamish Bennett
  • Kyle Mills
  • Scott Styris
  • James Franklin
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The New Zealand Legends lost the first game comprehensively. But they will bring a lot of confidence into this match. They have succeeded in raising their position in the points table by winning the match against Bangladesh Legends. However, the 8-wicket win will not be sufficient to buoy the side for a win against a much stronger opposition like India Legends. We expect India Legends to win this match.

Top Picks

Kyle Mills: Kyle Mills was in great form in the game against Bangladesh Legends for New Zealand. He picked up a couple of wickets for 11 runs to bag the player of the match award against Bangladesh Legends during his first appearance for the kiwis.

Sachin Tendulkar: Sachin Tendulkar will open the innings for India Legends. He looked to be in good nick in the first game against South Africa. He is even likely to top score for India Legends in this game.

Rahul Sharma: Rahul Sharma bowled brilliantly in the game against South Africa. He is expected to get a lot of turn from this wicket. It is a good idea to back him to become the top wicket-taker for India Legends.

Dean Brownlie: Dean Brownlie is likely to be the most consistent bowler for New Zealand during this series. He has already been among wickets in the competition. You can expect him to come good again in this match.

INDL vs NZL Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N. Ojha

Batters: S. Raina, S. Tendulkar (C), R. Taylor, D. Brownlie

All-rounders: Y. Pathan (VC), S. Binny

Bowlers: P. Ojha, M. Patel, K. Mills, S. Bond

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