India vs New Zealand: After a successful ODI series, team India is ready for a short format series against New Zealand on 27th January 2023 at JSCA International Stadium Complex at 7:00 pm. Hardik Pandy will lead the Indian side for the 3-match T20I series while Mitchell Santner lead the Kiwis.
Match: India vs New Zealand T20 1 of 3
Date: 27th January 2023
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex.
Pitch Condition: The first T20I match will be played at JSCA International Stadium Complex. The pitch here is a batting friendly one and hence expected to assist the batters once again. The pacers will get some assistance in the latter half of the match. Spinners may be crucial in the middle overs.
India vs New Zealand – The Squad
India: Hardik Pandya (C), Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Prithvi Shaw, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.
New Zealand: Mitchell Santner (C), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Dane Cleaver, Lockie Ferguson, Jacob Duffy, Ben Lister, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Rippon, Glenn Phillips, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.
India vs New Zealand – Team Performance in the Past Matches
India and New Zealand are coming for the short format series after a 3-match ODI series in India. India made an easy win in the three-match ODI series with a clean sweep as Indian batters and bowlers humiliated the New Zealand team with extraordinary performances in the whole series.
Invited to bat first, India was dominating throughout the final match as India marked a 90-runs win. Both Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill scored tons in the match. Virat Kohli has scored 36 runs while Hardik Pandya has got a half-century. In total, India has got 385 runs.
While chasing, Devon Conway has got 138 runs. But he couldn’t single-handedly manage to lead the team to victory. Henry Nicholls was the second top scorer with 42 runs. Mitchell Santner got 34 runs. But they were all out in 41.2 overs.
Indian bowlers were excellent throughout the match as Shardul Thakur got 3 wickets. Kuldeep Yadav also picked 3 wickets while Yuzvendra Chahal picked 2. The Kiwis lost wickets at regular intervals of time as Indian bowlers managed to restrict them to 295 runs. Even though Blair Tickener and Jacob Duffy have got 3 wickets each for Kiwis, they were too expensive in the overs.
While both sides are going for a T20I series in India, Hardik Pandya will lead the Men in Blue in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and many more senior players will miss the match. New Zealand will be led by the experienced Mitchell Santner.
India vs New Zealand – Face to Face
India and New Zealand faced each other in 22 T20 matches. Out of these 22 matches, India has won 12 whereas New Zealand has come out victorious on 9 occasions. 1 match ended with a tie.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keeper: Ishan Kishan, Devon Conway.
Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen.
All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell.
Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh.
Captain: Suryakumar Yadav.
Vice-Captain: Hardik Pandya.
Wicket-Keeper: Ishan Kishan.
All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Washinton Sundar, Mitchell Santner.
Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner.
Captain: Umran Malik.
Vice-Captain: Suryakumar Yadav.