- Rohit Singh | January 26, 2023 | 11:48 pm
IND vs NZ, 1st T20i Preview
India and New Zealand go head to head in the first of three IT20s in Indore on Friday evening. IND vs NZ, This series comes immediately after India claimed a 3-0 whitewash over New Zealand in the ODI series on Tuesday. Although India will be without many key players, they have shown on many occasions that they are still capable of beating the best teams in this format. They will be very confident of going 1-0 up in this game. New Zealand suffered heavy defeats in both of the last two ODIs and will still be without their experienced trio of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and Tim Southee. It will be very hard for this New Zealand group to get a win.
IND vs NZ, 1st T20i Details
India vs New Zealand – 1st T20i
Venue: JSCA Intl Stadium Complex – Ranchi
Date & Time: 27th January 2023 at 07:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
IND vs NZ, 1st T20i Pitch Report
It is not the easiest pitch to bat on but if the batters apply themselves properly then they could still post a total of 185+. Spinners and pace bowlers should both get some help from the surface.
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IND vs NZ, 1st T20i Probable Playing XIs:
India Probable Playing XIs
Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Singh, Lockie Ferguson, Arshdeep Singh
New Zealand Probable Playing XIs
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Michael Rippon, Mitchell Santner, Blair Tickner, Lockie Ferguson, Jacob Duffy
Topmost Picks for IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, 1st T20i:
Top Picks – India
- Suryakumar Yadav– the right-handed batter has made the number four position his own in the IT20 side. He hit 112 not out and 51 in the last two IT20s against Sri Lanka.
- Arshdeep Singh- the left-arm swing bowler has a brilliant IT20 record after making his debut in July 2022. He took 4-37 against New Zealand in November and 3-20 in his last game in this format.
Top Picks – New Zealand
- Devon Conway- the keeper batter has scored 1170 runs in this format with a top score of 99 not out. India’s bowlers had no answer to him in the third ODI.
- Lockie Ferguson- the pace bowler has played across most of the top T20 leagues in the world. In this format, his best figures are 5-21.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for IND vs NZ Dream11 Team:
Devon Conway(C), Daryl Mitchell, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Hardik Pandya(VC), Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for IND vs NZ Dream11 Team:
Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Shubman Gill(C), Suryakumar Yadav(VC), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Singh, Arshdeep Singh
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Shubman Gill, Devon Conway
Vice-captain – Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya
Wicketkeeper – Devon Conway
IND vs NZ 1st T20i Probable Winners:
Suryakumar Yadav is a player who every team would want in their side and his presence is worth three or four other players. With the ball, India’s players look far more comfortable bowling on these wickets. A new venue, a different format and changes on both sides, but we expect New Zealand to once again struggle to keep up with India in these favorable home conditions. As we saw in the final ODI, the Black Caps will always fight to the end, but player for player, they are the weaker team. We are backing India to win in Indore. Our prediction is for another victory for India. Considering the team combination, India is expected to win this match.