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ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction for T20 World Cup 2021: Playing XI, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Team, Weather Updates and Pitch Report

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Preview for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Contest:

England and New Zealand will be up against each other for the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021 in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (November 10).

It will be a repeat clash of the Delhi semi-final of the previous T20 World Cup in India when England handsomely defeated the Kiwis to make the final.

Thus the game offers New Zealand a chance to get sweet redemption for their painful defeat. They are also the team with great momentum behind them, winning their last four matches of the Super 12 stage.

England had a slight hiccup against South Africa but finished on top of their group by ending victorious in their first four games convincingly.

Probable Playing XI

England – James Vince, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Weather Update: Clear skies; 25 degrees C; 9 km/h

Pitch Report: Abu Dhabi has played quite true generally. Just that, batting first tends to be a touch tricky here because of the dryish nature of the surface and the dew that falls at the night. With the temperatures dropping, it is expected that the dew wouldn’t be too much of a factor now as it was at the start of the tournament. But still, opting to bat first after winning the toss wouldn’t be a risk-free option.

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

ENG vs NZ

Can England inch past New Zealand in the ENG vs NZ tussle?

This one is tough to predict purely because both the sides have reached here in fine form and rhythm as teams despite playing in challenging conditions. Both the sides recorded 4 wins out of their 5 matches and made the semis. However, in a closer assessment, England do come across as slight favourites because of their lengthy batting unit and mix of bowling options. New Zealand did dominate India but have largely gone untested in the competition so far on the bowling front. So England have an edge heading into the contest.

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Captaincy Picks

1. Jos Buttler (10.5 credits)

Buttler has been in tremendous form with the bat. He started the tournament a touch slow but then picked up pace to dominate attacks against Australia and Sri Lanka, and looked in dangerous form at the beginning of his innings versus South Africa. He is England’s top run-getter with 240 runs at an average of 120 and strike-rate of 155.84.

2. Kane Williamson (10 credits)

One of the biggest positives for New Zealand heading into the semis is the recovery from an injury for their captain and best player Kane Williamson. The Kiwi skipper and batting great has been managing an elbow issue since the last winter. But an extended rehab is now paying dividends for the man, who looked in fine touch in the must-win game against Afghanistan, scoring a watchful 40 to take his team home.

3. Adil Rashid (9 credits)

Rashid has been magnificent for England. The skiddy wristspinner has enjoyed bowling in UAE and is heading into the semis as his team’s top wicket-taker. His 8 scalps have come at an economy rate of only 5.83, making him one of England’s key players at this T20 World Cup.

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Budget Picks

1. Liam Livingstone (8.5 credits)

Opportunities to bat have been limited for young Livingstone but he has proven very effective for England with the ball. The part-time leggie has picked up 5 wickets at an average of 16. But most importantly, has given away only 5.81 runs per over.

2. Chris Woakes (8.5 credits)

Woakes’ death bowling may be an issue but few can doubt that his new-ball exploits are one big reason why England have made the semis. The medium fast-bowler has picked up 5 wickets from his 5 outings with an economy rate of 6.96.

3. Adam Milne (8.5 credits)

Milne has filled in quite well for an injured Lockie Ferguson and has played his role as the third seamer wonderfully for New Zealand. The speedster has taken only 2 wickets but in maintaining an economy rate of just 6.75, he has made sure the pressure is never released at his end.

Mega League Team for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Contest

Jos Buttler (wk), Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Glenn Phillips, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid (vc), Adam Milne, Chris Woakes, Ish Sodhi

Small/Head to Head Team for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Contest

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team T20 World Cup 2021Jos Buttler (c & wk), Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (vc), Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Adam Milne, Chris Woakes, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi



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