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India vs New Zealand, IND vs NZ, Today Match Prediction

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, India

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Toss Winner - India won the toss and chose to bowl first

India beat New Zealand by 5 wickets

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  • New Zealand lost the last T20I bi-lateral series against India by 5-0 margin but won their T20I world cup encounter.
  • India are in a 4-match winning streak in T20Is at home.
  • New Zealand won one & lost three T20I series against away teams recently which includes a series loss to India.

INDIA will win the match and start the series 1-0

Tournament: New Zealand tour of India, 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, India | Toss: To Bowl

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ICC T20I World Cup is finally over and New Zealand finished as the runners-up while India were ousted in the Super-12 stages. Both teams will lock horns in this T20I series with a futuristic goal in mind. New Zealand come into this match just after 2 days of the final and will be looking to rest some key players. India has already rested Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Shardul Thakur for this T20I series. We expect the new incoming players to give their best and stake a claim in the playing Xi with the next world cup coming up in just 11 months gap in Australia.

India Preview

Skipper Rohit Sharma will open the batting alongside his destructive deputy KL Rahul. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan might fight out for the vacant No. 3 position with the former expected to get the nod ahead. Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and Venkatesh Iyer might play as the middle order combination.

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar will be joined by the young pacers Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, and Mohammed Siraj for a potent pace attack for India. Ravi Ashwin, Yuzi Chahal, and Axar Patel are the spinners available in the squad and all three have lot of experience playing in T20Is.

Top players to bet on:

KL Rahul – KL Rahul scored 194 runs with 3 back-to-back fifties in the last 3 matches to hit a purple patch. We expect him to continue his good form with the bat in this match too and lead the team from the front with the bat.

Ravi Ashwin – Ashwin made a brilliant comeback into the team with 6 wickets at an economy rate of 5.25 RPO in the World Cup. And he was the only spinner to not concede a six despite bowling over 10+ overs.

India Predicted Playing XI:

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar/Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel

India Actual Playing XI:

Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Deepak Chahar, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, SA Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel

New Zealand Preview

Kane Williamson will lead their side in this T20I series and we expect Daryl Mitchell to be partnered by Mark Chapman after Guptill`s poor run of form recently. Glenn Philips, James Neesham, and Tim Seifert will have a huge role to play in the middle order with Devon Conway not available owing to a last minute injury.

Tim Southee, Adam Milne and Trent Boult are expected to form the pace attack unless tear away pacer Lockie Ferguson is declared fit for the match. Todd Astle might get a chance in the playing XI with Ish Sodhi expected to be rested in this match. Kyle Jamieson might get a chance if Tim Southee is rested keeping his workload concerns in mind.

Top players to bet on:

Daryl Mitchell – Mitchell was the find of the T20I World Cup for New Zealand after he opened with the bat and scored 200+ runs at a strike rate of 140+. We expect him to continue his good form at the top in this series too.

Trent Boult – Boult superb on the night of final with figures of 4-0-18-2 removing both the Aussie batters. Boult will look to give his best in this much awaited series against India.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee/Kyle Jamieson, Todd Astle, Trent Boult

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, Lockie Ferguson, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Rachin Ravindra, Martin Guptill, TD Astle, TG Southee

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
16
0 mm.
1.75 k/h
From: NE
61%
03h
19
0 mm.
1.71 k/h
From: E
98%
06h
17
0 mm.
1.93 k/h
From: E
41%
09h
21
0 mm.
2.46 k/h
From: ENE
22%
12h
22
0 mm.
2.34 k/h
From: E
23%
15h
19
0 mm.
2.74 k/h
From: E
45%
18h
18
0 mm.
2.04 k/h
From: E
69%
21h
17
0 mm.
1.56 k/h
From: E
100%

Weather Conditions

Jaipur will have hotand humid weather with early 30 degrees on the match day. We expect no weather disturbances and dew might play a role in the match.

Venue Details

Sawai Mansingh pitch is expected to be flat and a batter`s paradise in this pitch. Batters will enjoy the ball coming onto the bat. Bowlers will need to bowl tactically using the longer boundaries. We expect scores in the range of 180-190 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing is the most favored trend in the T20I matches off late and both captains will look to chase the target on the placid flat track.

New Zealand played brilliantly in the T20I World Cup off late but they might be caught off-guard with tough scheduling in this opening match. They have a good mix of pace & spin bowling options in their squad. India is a mighty giant especially in their home soil and they have never lost a series with full squad for the last 2-3 years in any conditions. They might miss some key players but have quality players to replace them in the playing XI. We expect India to win this match.

INDIA will win the match and start the series 1-0

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar