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

Green Park Stadium, Kanpur, India

234/7 in 81.0

2.89

165/9 in 98.0

1.68
SCORECARD

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

Match drawn

New Zealand look to breach fortress against new-look India in Tests

  • India has lost just 2 of the 38 Tests played in their home soil in last 9 years (31 wins & 5 drawn matches).
  • India are in a 6-match winning streak in Tests against New Zealand at home.
  • New Zealand have beaten India in the last 3 Tests albeit in different conditions.

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

Tournament: New Zealand tour of India, 2021 | Format: TEST | Venue: Green Park Stadium, Kanpur, India | Toss: To Bat

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India and New Zealand face off in the test format after India won the T20I series 3-0. Last time these 2 teams met was in the WTC Final in England where Kiwis came out victorious. India has been one of the strongest teams in Test matches at all conditions and they are almost unbeatable at home. They have a lot of new faces in the squad but will be hard to beat in these conditions. New Zealand have been not so great visiting teams off late and their success has been mostly in the home conditions. They will look to win this match and set the tone for the WTC 2021-23 cycle.

India Preview

Indian team will have a new opening pair in form of Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill in this series. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in this series and Cheteshwar Pujara will be his deputy in this match till Virat Kohli returns for the second match. Shreyas Iyer or Surya Kumar Yadav is expected to make their test debut in this match.

India`s dynamic spin duo of Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will join forces in this match and they will have the  company of Axar Patel as third spinner in the playing XI. Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma will be first choice pacers in the Playing XI with Mohammed Siraj as an out of the box option for this match.

India`s batting looks slightly inexperienced with only Cheteshwar Pujatra and Ajinkya Rahane avaialble from their last test. Their spinners look fresh and rejuvenated and are expected to give tough time to the opposition in the middle. 

Key players to bet on: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravi Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja

India Predicted Playing XI:

Ajinkya Rahane (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravi Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

India Key Players From Previous Game Of New Zealand tour of India, 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
R Sharma
56
31
5
3
180.65
I Kishan
29
21
6
0
138.1
S Iyer
25
20
2
0
125
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
A Patel
3.0
0
9
3
3
H Patel
3.0
0
26
2
8.67
D Chahar
2.2
0
26
1
11.14

India Actual Playing XI:

Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, WP Saha, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand Preview

New Zealand have a strong core of the batting group with skipper Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Henry Nicholls occupying the middle order. Tom Latham is in search of opening partner with Will Young and Tom Blundell being the front line options. Rachin Ravindra or Daryl Mitchell might be surprise options for that position. 

Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, and Kyle Jamieson are the pace bowlers in the squad and we expect only two of them to slot in the playing XI. Ajaz Patel and William Somerville will be their key spinners in this series and Mitchell Santner might slot in as the third spinner in the playing XI owing to his all-round abilities.

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor has been scoring the bulk of runs of New Zealand and they need to guide other players with the bat. William Somerville and Ajaz patel will be their key bowlers as spin plays a huge role in this part of the world. 

Key players to bet on:  Kane Williamson, Ajaz Patel, Mitchell Santner

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville, Rachin Ravindra/Mitchell Santner, Will Young

New Zealand Key Players From Previous Game Of New Zealand tour of India, 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Guptill
51
36
4
4
141.67
T Seifert
17
18
1
0
94.44
L Ferguson
14
8
0
2
175
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Santner
4.0
0
27
3
6.75
T Boult
4.0
0
31
1
7.75
A Milne
4.0
0
47
1
11.75

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Tom Latham, Ajaz Patel, Henry Nicholls, KS Williamson, William Somerville, Rachin Ravindra, Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell, TG Southee, Will Young, Kyle Jamieson

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Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
16
0 mm.
0.38 k/h
From: NNE
0%
03h
19
0 mm.
0.32 k/h
From: N
0%
06h
18
0 mm.
1.63 k/h
From: NNW
0%
09h
22
0 mm.
2.96 k/h
From: NW
0%
12h
21
0 mm.
2.24 k/h
From: NW
0%
15h
19
0 mm.
1.88 k/h
From: NW
0%
18h
18
0 mm.
1.77 k/h
From: NNW
0%
21h
17
0 mm.
1.07 k/h
From: N
0%

Weather Conditions

Kanpur will have hot and humid weather with early 30 degrees on the match day. We expect no weather disturbances in this entire match. Pitch might deteriorate faster if the sun stays out for most part of the day. 

Venue Details

Green Park is one of the slow and low pitches in India and it will aid the batters for the first 2-3 days of the match.  Spinners will come into play as the match progresses. We expect scores in the range of 300-400 runs in the first innings and anything over 200 runs will be tough to chase in the fourth innings.

Toss: To Bat

Sub-continental pitches are good to bat early on and we expect both teams to bat first if they win the toss. Chasing becomes very difficult on the fourth and fifth days on this track.

New Zealand has a strong experienced batting line-up with core of players available mostly but they have average record in the Indian conditions so far. India will rely heavily on the regular players Rahane, Pujara, and Mayank with the bat.  India has one of the strongest spin attacks that is very much suited for these conditions and the opposition will have no breathing space. New Zealand will rely on their spinners to catch India off-guard in this match. We expect India to win this match despite missing a lot of regular players.  

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

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar