IND vs NZ Match Prediction - Who will win today's 1st T20I match between India vs New Zealand?
India defeated New Zealand by 3-0 in the recently concluded ODI series.
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After concluding the ODI series on a high note, Team India (IND) will be hosting New Zealand (NZ) for a three-match T20I series. The first of the three games will be played at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. While the Kiwi side will be led by Mitchell Santner, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya will don the captaincy hat again for the T20I series.
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This time again, the Indian side will be full of fresh faces as Pandya will be leading a comparatively young team. India and New Zealand last faced each other in a T20I in November 2022, but rain played a spoilsport in their three-match series and only one game was possible. Eventually, India won the series 1-0. With no weather threats this time around, both sides will be eager to take a lead.
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Date & Time: January 27, 7:00 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
The pitch at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi typically supports the spinners. It is not a high-scoring surface and thus batters will not have a big part to play. Instead, teams will struggle to put up a big score. A total of above 150 can be competitive.
Probable Playing XIs for IND vs NZ
Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh
New Zealand (NZ):
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Dave Cleaver, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner
Probable Best Performers from IND vs NZ
Probable best batter: Suryakumar Yadav
The Indian middle-order batter is currently among the most consistent batters in the format. His form in the 20-over games has been fantastic, and that is what earned him the No. 1 spot in the ICC rankings as well. Suryakumar, who is currently in red-hot form, will be the one to watch out for in the upcoming matchup against the Kiwis.
Probable best bowler: Kuldeep Yadav
With the pitch being spin-friendly, Kuldeep Yadav will be the one to look out for. He has been in good form ever since he returned to the Indian side, and will be expected to carry the same momentum in the forthcoming game.
Today's Match Prediction: India to win the match