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World T20 Cup Match 28 Fantasy Tips: India vs New Zealand – Key Players, Probable Playing XI and More

All eyes will be on the captains of both sides - Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 31 October 2021 4:12 pm

Match Details

Date: October 31, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai

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It is time for probably one of the biggest games of the ongoing T20 World Cup in UAE as India and New Zealand go up against each other in what could be a do-or-die encounter for both sides on Sunday. The two teams kicked off their Super 12 campaign with defeats at the hands of Pakistan and would be keen to get a win to their name to get some momentum going ahead into the tournament. With so much at stake, the stage is perfectly set for a high-voltage contest in Dubai.

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Key Players


Among the wicketkeepers, Rishabh Pant and Devon Conway can be included in your fantasy side as both the left-handed batsmen looked in decent touch in their last outings. While Pant scored 39, Conway had 27 runs to his name. Virat Kohli found his mojo back against Pakistan as he scored a fantastic fifty and he would be hoping to continue the same against the Kiwis.

On the other hand, his counterpart Kane Williamson was also in his way of playing a big knock before he got run out. The NZ captain has a habit of piling up runs against India and something similar might happen on Sunday. Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner will be the all-rounders to watch out for as they can score some crucial runs down the order while making a crucial impact with their left-arm spin bowling.

In the bowling department, the onus will lie on the experienced shoulders of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah for their respective sides. Since the duo bowl the crucial overs, they are likely to be among wickets getting some vital points for your side. Varun Chakravarthy and Ish Sodhi could also prove to be interesting picks considering there should be some assistance for spinners in Dubai.

Team 1

Team 2

Probable Playing XI

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

People’s Pick

Best 14

Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Devon Conway, Tim Seifert

Batters: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy, Ish Sodhi

Disclaimer: The fantasy tips and facts expressed within this article are personal opinion of the author. They do not reflect the views of SportsTiger. It is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.


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