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New Zealand vs India, New Zealand vs India 2020, Today Match Prediction

31 Jan 2020 | 12:30 | Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
165/7 in 20.0 8.25
165/8 in 20.0 8.25 winner

New Zealand Vs India betting odds





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

winner India beat New Zealand by 9 wickets

Hosts New Zealand look to salvage pride after series loss!

  • India won their maiden T20I series after winning 3-0 in the 5 match T20I series
  • New Zealand has won just one out of 7 super over encounters in limited overs
  • New Zealand has lost 5 T20I matches on a trot in their home conditions with 2 super over losses

India will win the match and continue their dominance!

  • Tournament: New Zealand vs India 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bowl

nz vs ind Match Prediction & Analysis

India clinched the T20I series 3-0 after emphatic super over the finish in the last match. New Zealand will be dejected after failing to win the match from a position needing 2 runs to win off 4 balls with in-form Williamson and Taylor on strike.

The Indian team will now look to give chance to players in their bench a chance in the playing XI. New Zealand will look to alter their bowling attack and look for new faces to boost their confidence. They will take confidence off the fact they competed till the end in two of the three matches but failed to win the crunch situations. No match will be a dead rubber when two quality sides face against each other.

Teams Preview

New Zealand Preview

New Zealand chased down the target in a brisk manner and failed to seal the match in the final 4 balls. Martin Guptill came up with his third consecutive 30+ cameo start of the series but failed to make it big. Skipper Kane Williamson took over from there and was a class apart from the rest of the batting unit on a tough pitch scoring 95 runs. Tom Bruce is expected to replace Colin De GrandHomme in the squad. Hamish Benett had a mixed match with an inspiring comeback from 2-0-40-0 to 4-0-54-3 at the end of the match.

Scott Kuggleijn and Ish Sodhi came up with economical spells giving less than 6 RPO. Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee went for way too many runs with the later failing to defend 17 runs in the powerplay.

Key Players:

Kane Williamson – Williamson played his best T20I knock scoring career-best 95 runs off just 48 balls with 8 boundaries and 6 sixes. He also took on Jasprit Bumrah to score 11 runs off 4 balls in the powerplay.

Ish Sodhi – Ish Sodhi gave away just 23 runs off his 4 overs and never allowed Indian players to dominate him in middle overs. He will be a big factor in the Kiwi spin bowling department moving ahead in this series.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Scott Kuggleijn, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee/ Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
K Williamson 95 48 8 6 197.92
M Guptill 31 21 2 3 147.62
R Taylor 17 10 1 1 170
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Bennett 4.0 0 54 3 13.5
M Santner 4.0 0 37 1 9.25
C de Grandhomme 2.0 0 13 1 6.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Bennett 4.0 0 54 3 13.5
M Santner 4.0 0 37 1 9.25
C de Grandhomme 2.0 0 13 1 6.5

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Hamish Bennett, Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Ish Sodhi, TG Southee

India Preview

India will be delighted after winning from jaws of defeat as the match looked long last with 3 runs required off last 5 balls with wells set players on the crease. Rohit Sharma is the star of the match with 65 runs off 40 balls and sealing the match with two crucial sixes in the powerplay.

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli came up with vital contributions with the bat to help the team. Manish Pandey and Ravi Jadeja small cameos in the final overtook to total to 179 runs. Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur took 2 wickets each and bowled well especially in their final overs. Ravindra Jadeja was the most economical Indian bowler with 4-0-23-1 even after Williamson spoiled his figures with 2 sixes off his final over. Jasprit Bumrah had an off day with leaking way too many runs. Navdeep Saini and Washington Sundar are sure starters for this match as evident from Virat`s post-match conference. Key Players:

Rohit Sharma – Rohit Sharma set the tone of the match with his attacking fifty where he scored 26 runs off 5 balls in Hamish Benett`s over. He smashed two sixes when India needed 10 runs to win off 2 balls in the super over.

Mohammed Shami – Shami came back unbelievably after giving away 6 off the fistball of final over. He dismissed Williamson and Taylor when Kiwis needed 3 runs off 5 balls to tie the match.

India Predicted Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur/Mohammed Shami, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Sharma 65 40 6 3 162.5
V Kohli 38 27 2 1 140.74
L Rahul 27 19 2 1 142.11
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Thakur 3.0 0 21 2 7
M Shami 4.0 0 32 2 8
Y Chahal 4.0 0 36 1 9
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Thakur 3.0 0 21 2 7
M Shami 4.0 0 32 2 8
Y Chahal 4.0 0 36 1 9

India Actual Playing XI:

YS Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, SV Samson, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, JJ Bumrah, NA Saini, Virat Kohli, SN Thakur

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 0 mm. 16.22 k/h From: NW 99%
03h 22 0 mm. 14.81 k/h From: NW 75%
06h 21 0 mm. 14.05 k/h From: NNW 40%
09h 19 0 mm. 2.74 k/h From: WNW 4%
12h 17 0 mm. 1.26 k/h From: WNW 36%
15h 17 0 mm. 0.21 k/h From: N 4%
18h 16 0 mm. 3.8 k/h From: E 15%
21h 18 0 mm. 1.75 k/h From: E 100%

Weather Conditions

The weather at Wellington is expected to dark and breezy with 10% chances of rain on the match day. We don’t expect rain to play spoilsport in the match.

Venue Details

Westpac Stadium is expected to have a good balance between the bat and ball. Windy conditions may help to move the ball off air and fielders may have trouble taking high catches. We can expect average score around 160 runs on this pitch.

Toss: To Bowl

Teams have chased down totals with ease in the T20Is off late and no target is safe nowadays with batsmen ability to succeed with calculated risks.

NZ vs IND Winning Prediction

The ability of Indian players to clinch the vital moments has been the difference between the two sides in this series.

New Zealand's lack of experience is exposed while Indian players have a lot of experience playing in IPL matches especially. New Zealand will play without any pressure with series loss and will hope to put on an inspiring performance. We expect India to win this match with ease.

India will win the match and continue their dominance!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar