New Zealand vs India 5th T20 Match Prediction

NZ vs IND 5th T20 Match Prediction. Playing XI and Fantasy Cricket Tips 

New Zealand and their love affairs with the super overs never went far away as they have lost back to back super overs in this series, in fact from last year they have played as many as 4 super over across all formats and haven’t received any victory from any of them. They are certainly missing their premier fast bowlers like Boult and Ferguson. On the other hand, India has taken an unassailable lead of 4-0 in this season and certainly looking for their first-ever clean sweep against Kiwis. India simply knows when to turn up the heat with their bowling. And the Kiwis, well, their tryst with super-overs has now become an indelible part of cricketing folklore. Let’s Discuss the Fantasy Tips, prediction and News and the likely playing XI for the final dead rubber. 

Match Details:

India tour of New Zealand

Match: NZ vs IND 5th T20

Date: Sunday 2nd Feb 2020 

Time: 12:30 PM IST 

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui 

Pitch Report and Conditions: 

The pitch at the Bay Oval is going to be excellent for batting. The surface has a great pace and bounce which will certainly be liked by the batsman. Expect a high scoring encounter at this venue. 

The weather seems to be clear and sunny day has been forecast on match day at Mount Maunganui. There is next to no chance of rain. 



Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Sanju Samson, KL RahulShreyas Iyer, Manish PandeyRishabh Pant (wk), Shivam DubeKuldeep YadavYuzvendra Chahal, Washington SundarJasprit Bumrah, Mohammed ShamiNavdeep SainiRavindra JadejaShardul Thakur 

New Zealand: 

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert(w), Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim SoutheeIsh Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Daryl Mitchell, Blair Tickner 

Team News: 

  • Kane Williamson was rested in the 4th T20I because of Shoulder niggle, he should certainly back in the squad in place of Tom Bruce who hasn’t done much in the last match that was played. 
  • Rohit Sharma was rested in the previous match as should be back in the squad for this match. Virat Kohli may get a rest for this match considering the workload and the mental stress. 
  • Sanju Samson should retain his place in the playing XI. He is likely to play this match 


Probable XI: 

New Zealand: 

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Daryl Mitchell/Tom Bruce, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett 


Sanju Samson, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli (c)/Rohit SharmaShreyas Iyer, Manish PandeyShivam Dube, Washington SundarShardul ThakurYuzvendra ChahalJasprit BumrahNavdeep Saini 

Fantasy XI Predicted: 

Wicket Keeper: KL Rahul (VC)Sanju Samson 

Batsman:  Shreyas IyerRohit Sharma, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Colin Munro  

Allrounder: Mitchell Santner 

Bowler: Jasprit BumrahYuzvendra Chahal, Hamish Bennett 

Captain and Vice-captain Suggestions for Fantasy Leagues: 
  • Sanju Samson 
  • Colin Munro 
  • Shreyas Iyer 
  • Ross Taylor 



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