IND vs NZ  Match Prediction

Rohit Sharma-led team India is set to lock horns with rivals New Zealand in a three-match ODI series and as many T20I series at home. The Men in Blue play their first 50-over contest on Wednesday, January 18 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

 Date and Time:-January 18, 1:30 PM IST Telecast & Live Streaming:-Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar Venue:-Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Match Details

The surface at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is supportive for the batters and a high-scoring contest can be expected as both teams boast strong batting line-ups. Batting first should be the way to go in the contest as skippers of the two teams will aim to put up a big total.

Pitch Report

Rohit Sharma (c),  Shubman Gill,  Virat Kohli,  Suryakumar Yadav,  Ishan Kishan (wk),  Hardik Pandya,  Washington Sundar,  Mohammed Shami,  Kuldeep Yadav,  Mohammed Siraj,  Umran Malik

Probable Playing XIs


Probable Playing XIs

New Zealand

Finn Allen,  Devon Conway,  Henry Nicholls,  Daryl Mitchell,  Tom Latham (c & wk), Michael Bracewell,  Glenn Phillips,  Mitchell Santner,  Lockie Ferguson,  Ish Sodhi,  Doug Bracewell

IND vs NZ  Head to Head Overall - 113 | India - 55 | New Zealand - 50 | Tied - 1 | N/R - 7 In India Overall - 35 | India - 26 | New Zealand - 8 | Tied - 0 | N/R - 1

Virat Kohli (India)

Kohli has been in terrific form and he can get lethal especially once he feels settled on the pitch. His willow has done most of the talking for him lately with centuries coming in three of his last four ODI innings. The batter will look to play another vital innings against the Kiwis in the forthcoming clash.

Probable best batter of the match

IND vs NZ Probable Top Performers

Mohammed Siraj  (New Zealand)

Siraj has been unplayable as he has got his side the major breakthroughs in the crunch moments. He relished a sensational outing in the recently concluded series against the Lankan Lions. However, if he wants to cement his place in the World Cup squad, the pacer will need to maintain the same consistency.

Probable best bowler of the match

IND vs NZ  Probable Top Performers


IND can win the toss and bat

Powerplay Score: 55-75

Scope upto: 295-315


NZ can win the toss and bat

Powerplay Score: 55-75

Scope upto: 285-305

IND can be the winner

NZ can be the winner


1st ODI