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.
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.
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
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
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