Date: 18 January 2023
Time: 01:30 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
India recently beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in a three-match ODI series and are brimming with confidence after a record win in the last ODI. Meanwhile, New Zealand are coming on the back of a series win over Pakistan. However, the Kiwis will be without many of their key players like Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and others. Nevertheless, it is expected to be an exciting series with both teams in a good rhythm.
Both teams have got some really good players but not everyone can be picked for the fantasy team. So, to narrow it down, players in good form should get preference over those with big reputations. From the India camp, Virat Kohli is back among the runs and should make it to the fantasy team. Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, and Rohit Sharma are the other three batters from India who can be picked. From the Indian bowling lineup, Mohammed Siraj stands out from the lot. Kuldeep Yadav and Umran Malik can be other good options.
From the New Zealand camp, Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips are the two top options for the fantasy team. Tom Latham also has a good record in India and hence can be picked. From the bowling lineup, Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell look like the best options.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
People’s Pick for Fantasy
Grand League team
Wicketkeepers: Tom Latham, Ishan Kishan
Batters: Virat Kohli, Devon Conway, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Glenn Phillips
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell
Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav
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