NZ v ENG, 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction: In what turned out to be a fine T20I series, The Kiwis and the Three Lions are all-square after four games and will go all-out against each other at the Eden Park. England scored its highest-ever total in the shortest format powered by Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan’s power-packed performances and they could have the upper hand in terms of confidence.
NZ v ENG, 5th T20I – Dream11 Prediction: Preview, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Teams, Pitch Report And Weather Conditions
Eden Park, Auckland
November 9th, 2019
6:30 pm IST
Light showers and thunderstorms are expected in Auckland just a couple of hours before the start of the game. There could be a little dew affecting the game towards the second innings.
This ground previously saw the highest-ever run-chase recorded in the history of T20I cricket, when Australia chased down a 244-run target. The ground has a history to provide run-fests to the crowds and this could be a perfect setting for a series decider.
Probable Playing XIs:
New Zealand could bring back James Neesham who missed out the previous game, besides which no changes are expected. Santner and Neesham have worked well in tandem with the bat and ball and that combination will bring back some confidence for the hosts. Daryl Mitchell will continue in the middle order.
Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi
Tom Banton has shown glimpses of the quality he possesses and forms a great partnership with Bairstow. Dawid Malan’s hundred will keep him in the XI ahead of James Vince and the likes of Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings will have a crucial role coming in the latter part of the innings. Adil Rashid could be called back to replace the under-performing Saqib Mahmood.
Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Matthew Parkinson, Chris Jordan
Martin Guptill: The senior man has been scoring a lot of runs in recent times and is proving his worth as one of the most explosive batsmen in the world. Although he has scored just 76 runs thus far in the series, a match-winning knock could come anytime from his bat.
Colin de Grandhomme: The star all-rounder is batting slightly up the order and could trouble the English bowlers, especially the spinner who plays, in the middle overs. He is the only Kiwi player with more than 100 runs in this series.
Tom Banton: The youngster looks like the next big deal in the industry. After a sensational performance in the Vitality Blast, he won his maiden cap and looks well set to win many more of those.
Jonny Bairstow: One of the best keeper-batsman in the world, Jonny Bairstow failed to score big in the previous game where England went bonkers. Nevertheless, he has had a decent series and could turn up with a big performance.
1. Jonny Bairstow
2. Eoin Morgan
3. Martin Guptill
Tom Banton, Points: 40-42, Grade B
Tom Seifert, Points: 35-37, Grade B
Eoin Morgan, Points: 54-56, Grade A
Jonny Bairstow, Points: 60-62, Grade A
Dawid Malan, Points: 50-52, Grade A
Martin Guptill, Points: 66-68, Grade A+
Sam Curran, Points: 44-46, Grade B
Colin de Grandhomme, Points: 56-58, Grade A
Tom Curran, Points: 28-30, Grade C
Matthew Parkinson, Points: 22-24, Grade C
Tim Southee, Points: 35-37, Grade B