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New Zealand vs India, free match prediction 26 Jan 2020

26 Jan 2020 | 12:20 | Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
132/5 in 20.0 6.60
135/3 in 17.3 7.71 winner

New Zealand Vs India betting odds

NZ

1.95

IND

1.80

Toss Winner - New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first

winner India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

Can New Zealand make a comeback to level 1-1?

  • New Zealand has an 8-4 win-loss record over India in the T20Is
  • Five players (NZ-3, Ind -2) scored fifties in the first T20I match and this is the first occurance in the T20Is
  • Indian tea has lost just 2 out of 17 T20I series from 2017 winning 13 and drawing 2 other series

India will win the match and lead the series 2-0!

  • Tournament: New Zealand vs India 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bowl

Match Preview

India`s tour of New Zealand started off with a cracking T20I match where both teams scored 200+ runs. Indian team continued their dominant form in the limited-overs with yet another impressive run chase of 204 runs.

Hosts New Zealand will be under pressure to win this match and level the series while the visitors will look to win this match and go 2-0 up. The Indian team has never won a T20I series at the New Zealand soil and they will look to seal the record this time around. New Zealand misses the services of the key players such as Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, and Tom Latham and look up to the new players to step up with their performances.

Teams Preview

New Zealand Preview

New Zealand batsmen put on a good show with the bat scoring 203 runs with 3 batsmen scoring fifties. Openers Colin Munro (59 runs) and Martin Guptill (30 runs) set the tone with their attacking 80 run partner4ship in 8 overs.

Skipper Kane Williamson (51 runs) and Ross Taylor (54 runs) continued the onslaught scoring runs at over a strike rate of 200. Spinner Ish Sodhi picked up two crucial wickets with the ball but leaked a few runs towards the end of his spell. Tim Southee, Blair Tickner, and Mitchell Santner went for runs at an economy of 11+ RPO. Hamish Bennett bowled at a good pace in his comeback T20I debut and troubled the batsmen with the new ball but failed to pick a wicket.

Key Players:

Kane Williamson – Williamson scored his fastest T20I fifty off just 25 balls feasting on Shivam Dubey, Shardul Thakur, and Yuzi Chahal especially in the middle overs. His knock kept the scoreboard moving in the middle phase.

Ish Sodhi – Ish Sodhi picked 2 vital wickets but very inconsistent giving away 6 wides in his spell. He gave away just 36 runs courtesy off 14 runs off his last over. He will look to tighten the screws on the Indian batsmen in this game.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell/Scott Kuggleijn, Blair Tickner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett

New Zealand Key Players From Previous Game Of New Zealand vs India 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Munro 59 42 6 2 140.48
R Taylor 54 27 3 3 200
K Williamson 51 26 4 4 196.15
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Sodhi 4.0 0 36 2 9
M Santner 4.0 0 50 1 12.5
B Tickner 3.0 0 34 1 11.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Sodhi 4.0 0 36 2 9
M Santner 4.0 0 50 1 12.5
B Tickner 3.0 0 34 1 11.33

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Mitchell Santner, Hamish Bennett, Colin Munro, Blair Tickner, Tim Seifert, Colin de Grandhomme, KS Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Ish Sodhi, TG Southee

India Preview

Indian team made a statement with their performance in their opening match of the tour. KL Rahul (58 runs) and Virat Kohli (45 runs) shared a 99-run partnership after the quick dismissal of Rohit Sharma. Shreyas Iyer stole the show last night with his immaculate knock of 59* runs taking India home in the chase. Manish Pandey and Duby chipped in with vital boundaries in the middle.

Jasprit Bumrah was at his best last match and his good overs at death shifted the momentum in India`s favour. Yuzi Chahal, Shivam Dubey, and Ravi Jadeja chipped in with a wicket each to trouble the Kiwi lineup. Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur leaked runs at 13+RPO and the later may be dropped for Navdeep Saini in this match.

Key Players:

Shreyas Iyer – Iyer came to crease with India needing runs at 10 RPO with 9 overs remaining. He dominated the unbeaten 64-run partnership with Manish Pandey to seal the match with ease.

Jasprit Bumrah – Bumrah is slowly coming back to his best with his bowling. He was the most economical bowler last match and he was the best bowler across both sides by a huge margin on this pitch.

India Predicted Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

India Key Players From Previous Game Of New Zealand vs India 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Iyer 58 29 5 3 200
L Rahul 56 27 4 3 207.41
V Kohli 45 32 3 1 140.62
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Bumrah 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
S Thakur 3.0 0 44 1 14.67
Y Chahal 4.0 0 32 1 8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Bumrah 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
S Thakur 3.0 0 44 1 14.67
Y Chahal 4.0 0 32 1 8

India Actual Playing XI:

Virat Kohli, YS Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, JJ Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, SN Thakur, Mohammed Shami

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The weather is expected to bright and sunny on the match day with no rain interruptions expected.

Venue Details

Auckland is a bizarre dimensions with shorter boundaries in the straight and bigger square boundaries. Batsmen will enjoy batting here and there will be a lot of runs on offer. We can expect yet another run feast of 200+ runs here.

Toss: To Bowl

No target is safe in this venue and both teams will look to chase down the target in this match.

Winning Prediction

Both India and New Zealand have a well-experienced batting lineup capable of scoring big runs easily. New Zealand has home conditions and head to head record on their side while the Indian team has a better bowling attack compared to New Zealand and momentum on their side.

We can expect the Indian team to win yet another cracking contest in this match.

India will win the match and lead the series 2-0!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar