NZ vs IND Match Prediction- Who will win today's match between New Zealand vs India?

India were blanked 3-0 last time they played ODIs in New Zealand.

New Zealand vs India Today Match Prediction
New Zealand and India will lock horns in the first game at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday, November 25. (Photo Source: Blackcaps/Twitter)

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After a rain-curtailed T20I series, the focus now shifts to the One-Day Internationals as New Zealand and India will lock horns in the first game at the Eden Park in Auckland on Friday, November 25. Both teams will now be battling it out to draw first blood in the three-match series.

The Kiwis will be pumped up by the return of their talismanic captain Kane Williamson who had to miss the third T20I due to a medical appointment and now, the hosts would be looking to settle the scores in the 50-overs format.

At the same time, it also needs to be noted that India suffered a 0-3 whitewash in the ODI series during their last visit to New Zealand in early 2020 and that is what makes the hosts favourites on paper.

The Indian team on the other hand will be led by veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and all the players would be expected to bring their A-game in this series with an eye on the next year’s ODI World Cup at home.

The Men in Blue had registered a 2-1 ODI series win in England earlier this year and they would be hoping to carry the same momentum into this series.  

Match Details

New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI, India tour of New Zealand 2022

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

Date and Time: November 25, 7:00 AM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: Amazon Prime Video

Pitch Report:

The surface at the Eden Park is a perfect batting paradise and the batters would be looking to make merry by taking maximum advantage of the short boundaries at this venue. The bowlers will need to toil hard for getting the breakthroughs. The par score is 260. Therefore, the captain winning the toss will bowl first.

Probable Playing XIs for NZ vs IND

New Zealand:

Devon Conway, Tom Latham (WK), Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson


Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda/Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal

Probable Top Performers from NZ vs IND

Probable best batter: Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill has made his bat do the talking this year in ODIs for India. The youngster has amassed 530 runs from nine matches averaging 75.72 and a strike rate of 107.5. He was adjudged the Player of the Series in the West Indies and Zimbabwe for scoring 205 and 245 runs respectively.

Probable best bowler: Matt Henry

The Indian top-order needs to be extremely cautious against pacer Matt Henry when he has the new ball in hand. Henry has been consistent this year having registered 17 scalps to his name in seven matches. He would be working in tandem with veteran Tim Southee, Adam Milne, and, Lockie Ferguson.

Today’s Match Prediction: New Zealand to win


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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.