India vs New Zealand: After a heartbreaking failure in the T20 World Cup in the semi-finals, both India and New Zealand decided to fight against each other for a T20I and ODI series in New Zealand. The 3-match ODI series will begin on 18th November 2022 at Wellington Regional Stadium.
Match: India vs New Zealand, T20 1 of 3
Date: 18th October 2022
Time: 12:00 PM IST
Venue: Wellington Regional Stadium.
Pitch Condition: The first T20 match will be played at Wellington Regional Stadium. The pitch here is a batting paradise. So, bowlers will get very little help here. 180 will be the average first innings score here.
India vs New Zealand – The Squad
India: Hardik Pandya (C), Rishabh Pant (VC & wk), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wk), W Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.
India vs New Zealand – Team Performance in the Past Matches
Just 5 days after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup, team India headed straight to Wellington for a T20I and ODI series against New Zealand. During the World Cup, both India and New Zealand were eliminated in the semi-finals. India lost the match against England while New Zealand failed to Pakistan. So, both hope to come back on the field to mark a victory.
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul are skipping the series as they have been given rest. Instead, Sanju Samson, Shubhman Gill, Ishan Kishan, and Shreyas Iyer are included. Also, the head coach Rahul Dravid is taking a break. VVS Laxman will be the head coach for the series. Hardik Pandya will lead the side in T20I while Shikhar Dhawan takes up the ODI side. The bowling department is also quite balanced with Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Kuldeep Yadav.
Finn Allen has sealed his place at the top for New Zealand after an exciting World Cup performance. Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, and Blair Tickner will handle the pace department while Ish Sodhi will take care of the spin. Trent Boult has left out of the team.
India vs New Zealand – Face to Face
India and New Zealand have faced each other in 20 T20 matches. Out of these 20 games, India has won 11 matches whereas New Zealand has come out victorious 9 times.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keeper: Sanju Samson, Devon Conway.
Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav, Kane Williamson, Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Phillips.
All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Mitchell Santner.
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.
Captain: Jos Butler.
Vice-Captain: Sam Curran.
Wicket-Keeper: Sanju Samson.
Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson.
All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Mitchell Santner.
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee.
Captain: Suryakumar Yadav.
Vice-Captain: Shreyas Iyer.
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