MUMBAI: The 21st match of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup between India and New Zealand will be played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, Cricket Stadium Dharamshala, in India. The match will start at 2 pm IST on 22nd October.
This is a juicy contest between the only two unbeaten teams in this edition. Both teams have proved that they are in the running for the title and hence creating a fantasy team would be a tricky affair. A safe bet would be to concentrate on packing your team with players who can handle high pressure. These are the players who come to the fore in such situations and give you valuable points.
The victory of your fantasy team will be in whom you drop rather than whom you pick because nearly 15 players from these two squads can easily walk into any fantasy team. Play safe and trust the top batters and bowlers to bring in the points.
TFG Fantasy Picks for India vs New Zealand
Rohit Sharma’s attacking approach in the batting power play gives the Indian team a big advantage in terms of setting up a big score. If Rohit Sharma gets going he is an extremely hard batsman to stop. The kind of momentum Rohit offers to the Indian innings is priceless, as he releases the pressure from the middle order giving them space to play freely. Besides being an excellent resource his ability to handle pressure in a high voltage cricket field makes him a dream choice for your fantasy team.
Shubman Gill is a good foil to Rohit Sharma as he takes forward the momentum of the Indian team and rotates the strike. Because of this strategy the dot ball percentage in the innings is much less. The two openers complement each other and provides them with an opporutnity to take fewer risks.
Virat Kohli’s technical knowhow is a challenge for every opponent that he plays against. An ace batsman he plays hot and cold in the same breath, and is at extreme ease when he needs to play with caution. This mentally strong, outstanding fielder and a top-notch batsman is great for your fantasy team.
Devon Conway has a ultra-aggressive approach to put the bowlers under pressure by playing attacking cricketing shots and baffling the bowling line-up. An excellent fielder on the cricket ground, he is a clear pick for your fantasy team.
Daryl Mitchell provides you with stability up at the top in case of losing early wickets and, he can also play spin and pace perfectly well. Daryl no doubt is a good choice have in your fantasy team.
Tom Latham can play some orthodox, as well as some conventional shot. When he has settled down he is a highly difficult batsman to dislodge. A batsman who constently works on his technique is a sound pick to have in your fantasy team.
Probable India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuleep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
Probable New Zealand XI: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchel, Tom Latham, Will Young, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Mitch Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
TFG Fantasy XI
- Wicketkeepers: T Latham, D Conway
- Batsmen: R Sharma, V Kohli, S Gill, D Michell, G Phillips
- All-rounders: R Jadeja
- Bowlers: J Bumrah, M Siraj, L Fergusson