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India vs. New Zealand, 1st T20I- Match Prediction 2023

by  Shashi Shukla  •  Last updated on 2023-01-27 01:09:30


On January 27, the first T20I match between India (IND) and New Zealand (NZ) will take place at Ranchi's JSCA International Stadium Complex. India, who outplayed New Zealand in all three of their one-day international matches, is the clear favorite to win the forthcoming match as well.

Indian team has rested Virat Kohli and captain Rohit Sharma while KL Rahul and Axar Patel are also missing this series. Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, are also absent. While Ben Lister is a new addition to the team, Mitchell Santner currently serves as its captain. In Rohit Sharma's absence, Hardik Pandya will serve as India's captain. One of the series Hardik has already led the Men in Blue was last year's match with New Zealand. Although the team he has at his disposal is young, talent is not lacking.

Prithvi Shaw, who hasn't worn the national colors since July 2021, will be trying to make a point. Suryakumar Yadav, who won the ICC T20 Player of the Year award in 2022, will be heavily relied upon. In earlier this month's series against Sri Lanka, Shivam Mavi excelled.

Mavi has shown his ability to play huge shots and that he is not weak with the bat. The most seasoned fast bowler, Arshdeep Singh, will be needed both with the new ball and in the finishing stages of the match. Yuzvendra Chahal or Kuldeep Yadav, any one of them is most likely to perform.

Kane Williamson and Tim Southee will not be present for the series, therefore Mitchell Santner will lead New Zealand. In the ODI series, Devon Conway and Michael Bracewell both hit hundreds, in the 20-over format, they must continue where they left off.


Match Prediction

India is the favorites in this series as they have done a good job at ODIs against New Zealand. Even though some of the star players are rested, the other team members can pull the match in their favor.

India vs. New Zealand, 1st T20I- Match Preview

Match: India vs. New Zealand, 1st T20I

Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

Date: January 27, 2023, Friday

Time: 07:00 pm IST

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar

Weather Report

There is currently no probability of rain. Around 19 degrees Celsius will be the temperature, and the high 60s will be the humidity level.


Toss Prediction

The toss-winning captain is expected to field first and restrict the opponents to a small score. This is a batting pitch, so the bowlers will have to be diligent during bowling.

Pitch Report

The Ranchi pitch has known for being a great one for batting. It looks like a high-scoring match is in the cards. The strategy for teams should be to win the toss and field first. There might not be much space for error for bowlers.

Team India

Playing 11:

Ishan Kishan (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (C), Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal

Team New Zealand

Playing 11:

Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner (C), Michael Bracewell, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner/Jacob Duffy


Team India

            ·    Hardik Pandya (Captain)

·    Ishan Kishan (Wicket Keeper)

·    Ruturaj Gaikwad

·    Shubman Gill

·    Suryakumar Yadav (VC)

·    Deepak Hooda

·    Rahul Tripathi

·    Jitesh Sharma (wk)

·    Washington Sundar

·    Kuldeep Yadav

·    Yuzvendra Chahal

·    Arshdeep Singh

·    Prithvi Shaw

·    Umran Malik

·    Shivam Mavi

·    Mukesh Kumar

Team New Zealand

            ·    Mitchell Santner (C)

·    Finn Allen

·    Michael Bracewell

·    Mark Chapman

·    Devon Conway

·    Dane Cleaver

·    Jacob Duffy

·    Lockie Ferguson

·    Ben Lister

·    Daryl Mitchell

·    Glenn Phillips

·    Michael Rippon

·    Henry Shipley

·    Ish Sodhi

·    Blair Tickner