Nz vs Eng Dream 11 team prediction: Fantasy cricket tips for New Zealand vs England 1st T20I
2019 World Cup winners England are set to lock horns with tournament's finalist New Zealand in the form of the five-match T20I series with the opening game scheduled to take place on Friday. Both teams will find themselves lined up against each other in the backdrop of their preparations for the forthcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. With less than 12 months remaining in the next ICC major event, both teams will be eager to kickstart their preparation for the T20I World Cup on a winning note in Christchurch.
New Zealand are without skipper Kane Wllimaosn and pacer Tim Southee will be leading the Black Caps in the five-match T20I series. Led by Eoin Morgan, the visitors are coming to the series opener after one win and one defeat under their belt in the two warm-up games played in the run-up to the bilateral series. The visitors have already revealed that Sam Curran and Pat Brown are all set to make their debut in the shortest format of the game for the England Lions.
My Dream 11 for 1st T20I between New Zealand vs England at Christchurch
Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Tim Southee, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson.
New Zealand expected starting 11: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson.
England expected starting 11: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, James Vince, Eoin Morgan, Lewis Gregory, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Matt Parkinson.
New Zealand Squad: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert(w), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Blair Tickner.
England Squad: Jonny Bairstow(w), Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Matthew Parkinson, Lewis Gregory, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood, Patrick Brown.