IND vs NZ Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between India vs New Zealand?
India will be looking to seal the series against New Zealand and continue to keep their unbeaten streak in bilateral T20Is intact.
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India (IND) will be locking horns with New Zealand (NZ) in the series-deciding third T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, February 1. After the hosts were handed a setback in the opening game by 21 runs, they made a strong statement in the next match with a six-wicket victory to keep the series alive. However, the Indian team was given a reality check by the Kiwis who fought valiantly despite defending just 100 runs.
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While the Indian bowlers showcased extraordinary performances in the last game, the batting was bit of a letdown. The hosts could have found themselves in total disarray had it not been for Suryakumar Yadav who successfully added the finishing touches. The Men in Blue will need to work on their batting ahead of the decider, which has misfired throughout the series.
New Zealand bowlers were exceptional with the ball in hand during the series opener where they succeeded in defending a manageable total of 176 to draw first blood. They had also got to a competitive total courtesy of their middle-order brilliance capitalizing on India’s errant bowling.
Even though the Kiwis’ batting looked completely off-color in the previous fixture, the bowling made things tough for the famed Indian batters.
IND vs NZ Match Details
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date & Time: February 1, 7:00 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar
IND vs NZ Pitch Report
The surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium is not expected to be a high-scoring one and taking the dew factor into consideration, teams might prefer chasing. However, five out of the nine matches at this venue have been won by the sides batting first which means that the captain could choose to bat and put runs on the board after calling it right at the toss.
IND vs NZ Probable Playing XIs
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner(c), Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
IND vs NZ Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the match
Suryakumar Yadav has been India’s most consistent batter in T20Is in the last eight months and has also rose to the occasion for the team when it mattered the most. He has also succeeded in making his bat do the talking throughout the ongoing series registering scores of 47 and following it up with an unbeaten match-winning 26. Yadav’s crucial knock in the last game earned him a well-deserved Player of the Match award.
Probable best bowler of the match
After having a forgettable outing in the first game, Arshdeep Singh roared back to form in style with the ball in hand as he not only made a tremendous impact in the wickets column, but also bowled an economical spell. The left-arm pacer finished with match-winning figures of 2/7 from his two overs at an economy of 3.5.
Today’s Match Prediction - India to win the match and seal series 2-1
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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