IND vs NZ (India vs New Zealand), 1st Test - Match Information
Match: India vs New Zealand, 1st Test
Date: 25th November 2021
Time: 09:30 AM IST
Venue: Green Park, Kanpur
IND vs NZ (India vs New Zealand), 1st Test Preview
1st Test of the New Zealand in India, 2 Test Series, 2021 has India taking on New Zealand at the Green Park, Kanpur.
In their last 5 games, New Zealand have won 4 games and lost 0. In their last 5 games, India have won 2 games and lost 2.
Both teams last played against each other in the Final of the ICC World Test Championship Final, 2021 where Mohammed Shami scored the highest fantasy points for India with 117 match fantasy points while Kyle Jamieson topped the fantasy points leaderboard for New Zealand with 163 match fantasy points.
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IND vs NZ, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the Green Park, Kanpur will allow for good stroke play and the batters will find it easy to bat on the surface. It will not allow a lot of assistance to the bowlers and wicket taking is not going to be easy. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches is 250 runs.
The venue is suited for both Pacers and Spinners alike.
IND vs NZ, Head to Head
In the 60 matches played between these 2 teams, India have won 21 matches and New Zealand have won 13 matches. India Batsmans have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while Bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for New Zealand.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
Kane Williamson is in sublime form in Tests as in his last 5 matches he has scored a total of 754 runs which includes 2 double centuries, and 1 century and fifty each. He also scored a total of 100 runs the last time he played a Test at this venue (Kanpur).
Cheteshwar Pujara has a great record against NZ in Tests as in his 10 matches against them he has scored 772 runs at an average of 43 which includes 2 centuries and 4 fifties. Also, the last time he played at this venue, he scored a total of 140 runs.
With KL Rahul out of the series, Mayank can be a great replacement as he has an astounding record in home Tests. In his 5 Tests here, he has scored 597 runs at an average of 99 which includes 2 double centuries and a century.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
Umesh Yadav in his only Test this year took 6 wickets. Interestingly, he is a fast bowler who has a great record at home than at away. In his last 5 homes Tests, he has taken 8, 4, 5, 6 & 10 wickets respectively which are fabulous numbers.
Tim Southee is in sensational form in Tests as in his last 5 matches he has taken 5, 7, 2, 4 & 7 wickets respectively. Against India, he has a good record as he has taken 44 wickets in just 9 matches. He can reverse swing the ball very well which is exactly what is needed on Indian wickets.
Neil Wagner can be a potential threat as he is a hit the deck fast bowler, something which the Indian batters find a little bit tough to face. Also, with many right handers in the Indian team, Wagner can be greatly effective as he is a left-arm fast bowler.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
Ravichandran Ashwin has played 7 Tests against NZ and in these matches he has taken 52 wickets which is phenomenal. Moreover, the only time he played at Kanpur in Tests, he took 10 wickets and also scored 40 handy runs. He has scored 134 fantasy points in his last 10 Tests which goes to show his form.
Mitchell Santner has played thrice in India in Tests and in these matches he has taken 10 wickets and scored 159 runs, and thus has a good record in India with both bat and ball. Also, given that the visiting spinners have done relatively well in India, Santner can be a great all-rounder pick for this fixture.
Ravindra Jadeja has a good record against NZ in Tests as in his 7 matches against them he has scored 267 runs and taken 20 wickets. Moreover, at Kanpur he took 6 wickets and scored 92 runs the last time he played here in Tests.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
Ravichandran Ashwin has an average of 133 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.9 and a low XFactor.
Kane Williamson has an average of 126 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.7 and a medium XFactor.
Cheteshwar Pujara has an average of 60 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and a medium XFactor.
Mitchell Santner has an average of 71 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and a medium XFactor.
Umesh Yadav has an average of 100 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8 and a low XFactor.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: W. Saha
Batters: A. Rahane, C. Pujara, K. Williamson and M. Agarwal
All-Rounders: M. Santner, R. Ashwin and R. Jadeja
Bowlers: N. Wagner, T. Southee and U. Yadav
Captain: R. Ashwin
Vice-Captain: K. Williamson