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INDIA Vs NEW ZEALAND – 3rd TEST MATCH – FANTASY PREVIEW

New Zealand had upper hand at stumps of day-1 in both Kanpur and Kolkata tests. But the result not gone in their favor. Home team, India lead 2-0 in three match test series and one more match to go. That match starts on Saturday at Indore. Indore going to host first ever test match at the venue. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson missed Kolkata test due to some illness. It seems that he is ready to play in Indore. After the second test, India lost two of their players due to injuries. Shikhar Dhawan has fractured finger and Bhuvneshwar Kumar struggles with a side strain. So, there will be changes in both teams from the previous test match.

We gives you Fantasy preview for this entertaining and exciting longer format contest with Key Players and Most Important picks from both teams along with their salary cap in various leading Fantasy Cricket Websites. It helps you to form a good combination of team in those Fantasy sites. We also give you a possible playing XI of both teams India and New Zealand.

 

Key Players :

From India :

Cheteshwar Pujara :

The in-form batsman at home has fantastic time for last couple of months. Pujara struggled for form in West Indies test series and he gone to play in Duleep Trophy and regained his form. He shown outstanding performance in Duleep Trophy with scores like 166 and 256. He played well in first test at Kanpur. He scored 70+ in both of innings at Kanpur. His 87 runs in first innings at Kolkata was crucial for India particularly when they lost 3 early wickets on Day-1. He got out for just 4 runs in the 2nd innings. But, he has key role to play in this test match at no. 3 position. Surely he is a key player for every Fantasy teams!

    Dream 11 Credits : 9.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $850

    Leagurguru Points : 110

    MoneyBall9 Salary : Rs. 7500

 

Gautam Gambhir :

Gautam Gambhir played his test last match for India in 2014. He was out of the test squad for last 2 years. Meantime he shown his capabilities in domestic cricket. He was not in 15 member initial squad for the series against Kiwis. But, he joined a team as a replacement player for the injured KL Rahul. Gambhir has amazing form in recent domestic matches. He scored lot of runs in Duleep Trophy. He hits four half-centuries in 5 innings that he played in Duleep Trophy. He was hunger to be back in Indian test squad and now he is. So, expecting some good innings from him in this come-back test. If he perform well, he may get more chances in this home season. He is key player for sure as an opening batsman.

    Dream 11 Credits : 9

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $850

    Leagurguru Points : 70

    MoneyBall9 Salary : Rs. 7000

 

Ravindra Jadeja :

Jadeja came in to International cricket as a batting all-rounder, but now he known as bowling all-rounder and he is a big player for India in home tests. He made his test debut against England in 2012. He has 19 tests to his credit and he picked 81 test wickets with best of 6/138. Jadeja turned as big asset of team India in test cricket with his slow left-arm spin. He played a big role in a series against South Africa an year ago. He started well in this year home season too. He won a Man of the Match award in Kanpur test for his all-round performances. He scored 44* and 50* in Kanpur and also picked 6 wickets. At Kolkata test, he picked 4 wickets in two innings. Indore is expected to support spinners than seamers, Jadeja has huge role to play in both departments.

    Dream 11 Credits : 8.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $875

    Leagurguru Points : 70

    MoneyBall9 Salary : Rs. 7000

 

From New Zealand :

Kane Williamson :

The Captain of New Zealanders missed a match at Kolkata due to some illness, hope to play the test at Indore tomorrow. Kane mentioned in press conference that he has confidence on playing tomorrow. One of the best batsman in the world who has lot of records with him at age of 26. He played 53 matches till date and scored 4493 runs at average of 51.05. His best score in tests are 242*. He scored 75 runs in first innings of Kanpur test. New Zealand must needed him to play as a batsman and also as a skipper. He is an asset of New Zealand cricket. If he plays tomorrow, undoubtedly he is a key player for his team and also for all fantasy players.

    Dream 11 Credits : 10.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 950

    Leagurguru Points : 110

    MoneyBall9 Salary : Rs. 7500

 

Tom Latham :

The occasional wicket-keeper batsman from Christchurch, made his test debut against India in 2014. He has played 24 tests and scored 1689 runs at average of 39. His highest score in test cricket are 137. He is playing well in this on-going test series. He scored crucial 58 runs in the first test at Kanpur. At Kolkata he played fighting knock in the second innings and scored 74. He is capable of playing big innings and hopefully Indore test will be his test match where he could score more runs for his team.

    Dream 11 Credits : 9

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $850

    Leagurguru Points : 90

    MoneyBall9 Salary : Rs. 6500

 

Most Important Picks :

From India :

Virat Kohli :

Captain Virat Kohli led team India in 16 test matches till now and he already won four test series as a captain (including this test series). Virat had amazing 2016 in the first half of the year. He has played many shorter format cricket in that time and stunned so many people with his performances. He scored double ton in the first test against West Indies in July which is his personal best in tests. After that innings of double hundred, Virat not yet scored a century in test cricket. In the on-going test series he scored just 9 and 18 at Kanpur and scored 9 and 45 at Kolkata. As he always hunger for runs, he may play big knocks in Indore test which starts on tomorrow. Once he gets going, he will a game changer for your fantasy teams.

    Dream 11 Credits : 10.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 950

    Leagurguru Points : 110

    MoneyBall9 Salary : Rs. 7500

 

Ravichandran Ashwin :

Ashwin is no.1 all-rounder in the world in test cricket. He made his test debut as a off-break bowler. Later, he started to show his batting talents and nowadays he known as an All-rounder. He has 4 test hundreds to his credit. He is the fastest Indian to take 200 test wickets in Indian test history. The 30-year from Chennai, has 19 five wicket-hauls in just 38 test matches. He picked total of 207 wickets in test career. He is the most important player for India, especially at home tests. He picked 10 wickets in Kanpur and 4 in Kolkata. Guess, he may give his all-round performance in this test match.

    Dream 11 Credits : 9.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 900

    Leagurguru Points : 90

    MoneyBall9 Salary : Rs. 7000

 

From New Zealand :

Mitchell Santner :

Santner is an all-rounder who can play key role in the middle-order and make huge impact with his slow left-arm orthodox. He entered into test cricket in last November vs Australia and has played 9 test matches. His total runs in tests are 269 with best of 71 which came in Kanpur test 2 weeks ago. He has 24 wickets to his credit with best of 3/60. Indore is expected spinners friendly like Kanpur and expecting big impact from Santner. He did it well at Kanpur and expects the same here.

    Dream 11 Credits : 9

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $850

    Leagurguru Points : 70

    MoneyBall9 Salary : Rs. 7000

 

Possible Playing XI :

India :

Gautam Gambhir is expected to open the innings with Vijay. Based on situation on tomorrow, Kohli may go with either Umesh Yadav or Amit Mishra. Mohammad Shami’s is 14-month old daughter is sick and hospitalized during Kolkata test. Shami still played that match for the team. If team management release to go home, Shardul Thakur may get his test debut.

1. M Vijay, 2. Gautam Gambhir, 3. Cheteshwar Pujara, 4. Virat Kohli, 5. Ajinkya Rahane, 6. Rohit Sharma, 7. R Ashwin, 8. Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 9. Ravindra Jadeja, 10. Mohammed Shami / Shardul Thakur, 11 Amit Mishra/ Umesh Yadav

 

New Zealand :

Kane Williamson is expected to play tomorrow. Then, Henry Nicholls is a man who miss out this match. Neesham missed both previous matches and no update about his availability for this match. He did substitute fielder job in Kolkata test. So, he may come in to XI on expense of Watling. In that case, Ronchi will do gloves work.

1.Tom Latham, 2. Martin Guptill, 3. Kane Williamson, 4. Ross Taylor, 5. Luke Ronchi, 6. Mitchell Santner, 7 BJ Watling / James Neesham, 8. Matt Henry, 9. Jeetan Patel, 10. Ish Sodhi /Neil Wagner, 11. Trent Boult

 

We Wishes All Fantasy Players!! Play Well and Taste a Success!!

 

Anand Thiyagarajan

Cricket is what everyone loves. If you’re ready to play fantasy cricket but don’t know how to analyze players, consider his Articles as the foundation of your fantasy teams. Anand is a cricket blogger and fantasy cricket lover.

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