The 1st T20I of the New Zealand tour of India, 2021 will see the clash between India and New Zealand at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Wednesday, 17 November 2021. Keep reading to find out the New Zealand tour of India, 2021 1st T20I IND vs NZ Match Prediction.
The roads towards this series for India and New Zealand did cross very recently in the T20 World Cup. Both teams were in the same group and the Kiwis had defeated India, that ultimately knocked them out from the group stage. New Zealand went on to qualify for the semi-finals and defeated England there. However, they faced a determined Australian team in the final that got the better of the Black Caps.
For India, it’s time to press the reset button after a poor show in the T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli has relinquished captaincy in the shortest format. Ravi Shastri’s reign as the coach has also ended. It’s a new era under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid as the coach. A few of the regulars like Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for this series. It gives an opportunity to the IPL performers to take the center stage.
Here is our IND vs NZ 1st T20I Match Prediction
Case 1: If India bats first
First Innings score prediction: India will score 175-185
Result prediction: New Zealand will win the match by 5 wickets
Case 2: If New Zealand bats first
First Innings score prediction: New Zealand will score 165-175
Result prediction: India will win the match by 6 wickets
India vs New Zealand News
Indian Team News
The likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel have been rewarded for their performance in the IPL. They will be looking to a make a mark to seal a place in the squad.
New Zealand Team News
Trent Boult has opted to skip this tour as he has been in several back to back bio secure bubbles. The skipper Kane Williamson has decided not to take part in the T20I series. He wants to concentrate on the two Test matches that follow. Tim Southee will lead the side in his place.
IND vs NZ head to head in T20I
Let’s have a look at the head-to-head record for IND vs NZ prediction. Which will help us to understand who will win today’s New Zealand tour of India, 2021 1st T20 prediction or who has higher chances of winning between India vs New Zealand.
Total Match: 18
India Won: 8
New Zealand Won: 9
Pitch Report for IND vs NZ 1st T20I
Jaipur will be hosting an international game after 8 years. History suggests that the pitch at this venue aids stroke making. So, a high scoring game could be on the cards.
Weather Forecast for IND vs NZ 1st T20I
It’s the beginning of the winter season in India. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature in Jaipur would be 26°C. The humidity would be around 29%.
Toss Prediction for IND vs NZ 1st T20I
There could be some dew in the second half. It should help the side batting second. So, the captain that wins the toss must elect to bowl first.
IND vs NZ Predicted Playing XIs for 1st T20I
India Predicted Playing XI:
New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:
IND vs NZ Today Match Prediction: Dew could play a major role in this encounter. So, the odds would be in favour of the team batting second.
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