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India vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

India IND
New Zealand NZ
155/9 (20)
176/6 (20)
New Zealand won by 21 runs

IND vs NZ Betting Tips

  • Suryakumar Yadav averages 46.41 with a strike-rate of 180.34 in this format. He is well worth backing as India’s highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, opening bowler Arshdeep Singh has 36 wickets from 23 IT20s. He is our tip for India’s top wicket taker against New Zealand.
  • Devon Conway produced an incredible 138 from 100 balls in Tuesday’s ODI and the left-hander is a strong choice for New Zealand’s highest run scorer in this IT20. Lockie Ferguson will lead an inexperienced bowling attack and we expect him to be New Zealand’s top wicket taker in this clash.
  • After a brilliant 2022 and an exceptional start to 2023 in this format, we recommend picking Suryakumar Yadav to hit over 25.5 runs in this match.

IND vs NZ Win Probability

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Our Prediction

India are favorites to win

IND vs NZ 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

India and New Zealand go head to head in the first of three IT20s in Indore on Friday evening. This series comes immediately after India claimed a 3-0 whitewash over New Zealand in the ODI series on Tuesday. Read on as we preview this IT20 match. This opening game of the series gets underway at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi at 19:00 local time.

Although India will be without many key players, they have shown on many occasions that they are still capable of beating the best teams in this format. They will be very confident of going 1-0 up in this game.

New Zealand suffered heavy defeats in both of the last two ODIs and will still be without their experienced trio of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and Tim Southee. It will be very hard for this New Zealand group to get a win.

India vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports, Super Sports and Fox Cricket.

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IND vs NZ Match Toss Prediction

In the three previous IT20s at this venue, two have been won by the team batting second. We predict both skippers to choose to field first.

IND vs NZ, JSCA International Stadium Complex Pitch Report

It is not the easiest pitch to bat on but if the batters apply themselves properly then they could still post a total of 185+. Spinners and pace bowlers should both get some help from the surface.

Ranchi Weather Report

Clear skies with the humidity levels going above 70% in the second innings of the game. No rain with the temperature in the low 20s.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for India vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match 2023

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India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

With the format switching from ODIs to IT20s, Hardik Pandya will captain the side with Suryakumar Yadav the vice-captain. From the ODI series, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are both not in the squad as they prepare for the Test series with Australia.

IND Key Players

  • Suryakumar Yadav- the right-handed batter has made the number four position his own in the IT20 side. He hit 112 not out and 51 in the last two IT20s against Sri Lanka.
  • Hardik Pandya- the skipper leads this team in a very well relaxed manner which seems to get the best out of the young players. He scored a half-century in the final ODI on Tuesday.
  • Arshdeep Singh- the left-arm swing bowler has a brilliant IT20 record after making his debut in July 2022. He took 4-37 against New Zealand in November and 3-20 in his last game in this format.

IND Team Form

India have been playing good cricket in this format with a wide group of players. They have won three of their last five.

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India Predicted Playing 11

Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh

IND vs NZ Prediction
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New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

Bowling all-rounder Mitchell Santner will captain the team in this series which is without Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls from the ODIs. The uncapped bowler, Benjamin Lister, is in the squad but we do not expect him to feature in this opening match.

NZ Key Players

  • Devon Conway- the keeper batter has scored 1170 runs in this format with a top score of 99 not out. India’s bowlers had no answer to him in the third ODI.
  • Michael Bracewell- the left-handed batting all-rounder scored 190 runs in the ODI series. He has caused problems for India’s attack and will look to do the same in this opening IT20.
  • Lockie Ferguson- the pace bowler has played across most of the top T20 leagues in the world. In this format, his best figures are 5-21.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand were in excellent form in this format before being knocked out in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. They have won only one of their last five.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Michael Rippon, Mitchell Santner, Blair Tickner, Lockie Ferguson, Jacob Duffy

IND vs NZ Team Form in Last Five Matches


NZ : L L W L

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India vs New Zealand Head to Head

The teams have been very well matched over the years in IT20s although New Zealand have not won any of the last six. India lead the overall head to head 12-9.

IND vs NZ Head to Head Stats in T20

  Matches Played IND Won NZ Won Tie No Result
Overall 24 12 9 1 2
Last 5 5 3 0 1 1

India vs New Zealand Betting Odds

After dominating the last two ODIs and with this group of players beating Sri Lanka in this format earlier this month, it is India who are favourites to win this opening IT20.

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Who will win India vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match?

Suryakumar Yadav is a player who every team would want in their side and his presence is worth three or four other players. With the ball, India’s players look far more comfortable bowling on these wickets.

IND vs NZ Top Team Batsmen

We are backing Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav as our batting picks for India. Gill scored 208, 40 not out and 112 across the ODIs and hit 46 in his last IT20. Kishan has a top score of 89 with three other half-centuries from 24 innings in this format.

Devon Conway, Finn Allen and Glenn Phillips are our selections with the bat for New Zealand. Allen has a top score of 101 with a strike-rate of 163.40 in IT20s. Phillips has hit two centuries in IT20 cricket and will take on more responsibility in the side with no Kane Williamson.

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IND vs NZ Top Team Bowlers

Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik and Shivam Mavi are our tips with the ball for India. Malik took seven wickets in the three IT20s with Sri Lanka earlier in the month and dismissed Devon Conway on Tuesday. Mavi took 4-22 on his IT20 debut earlier this month.

We recommend Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner and Mitchell Santner as our bowling tips for New Zealand. Ticker was expensive in the final ODI but still picked up three wickets. Santner was in strong form in the Super Smash in late December picking up four wickets across his last two T20 matches.

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🏆 India vs New Zealand Prediction

A new venue, a different format and changes on both sides, but we expect New Zealand to once again struggle to keep up with India in these favourable home conditions. As we saw in the final ODI, the Black Caps will always fight to the end, but player for player, they are the weaker team. We are backing India to win in Indore.

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Posted On 27th January 2023 09:50:00 AM
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