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New Zealand tour of India, 2021 – India vs New Zealand – 1st Test Match Prediction

India thrashed New Zealand in the T20 series and will now aim to exact retaliation for the World Test Championship in the subsequent Tests. New Zealand is the World Test Champion, and it is understandable that it wishes to give its title defence the greatest chance possible. It rested a few crucial players from the T20 matches in order to keep them as fresh as possible for the Tests.

Beating India in India is never easy, and while India may not have won the World Cup, it has consistently been the top Test team in the world, winning in a variety of situations all across the world.

It should come as no surprise that India is the favourite at all cricket betting sites, but we wouldn’t rule out New Zealand just yet. There are a few key players absent, so this might be a close race.

The match will be held at Green Park in Kanpur beginning November 25th, 2021.

Match Details to Note

Match: India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, New Zealand Tour of India, 2021

Date: November 25, 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 9:30 AM IST

Venue: Green Park, Kanpur

India vs New Zealand Team Previews

India (Match Odds – 1.30)

Over the previous few years, India has been in terrific form in Test cricket. It won seven of the eight matches it played in 2019, including five at home, won a series in Australia, and won two Test matches in England, demonstrating its ability to perform under pressure.

However, India’s true strength is playing at home. With Australia becoming increasingly beatable at home, it is safe to say that beating India in India is the most difficult assignment any cricketing nation can face.

In the last five years, India has only lost two home matches (one each to England and Australia). In addition, New Zealand has never won a series in India and has not won a test match there since 1988.

However, India will be missing some crucial players for this encounter. Virat Kohli has been rested for the series, while Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, and Rishab Pant will be absent for the duration.

Due to the absence of KL Rahul due to injury, Shubman Gill will once again open the batting alongside Mayank Aggarwal. Prior to the series, there was speculation that Shubman Gill would bat in the middle order. Suryakumar Yadav, who is also in the squad, is also poised to make his debut, dethroning Shreyas Iyer. One betting technique is to wager on the ‘Over’ for each individual Indian batter. There is a significant chance that you will wind up gaining money in the end, as India frequently produces huge scores at home.

India Test Squad

Ajinkya Rahane (c), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vc), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna

Predicted XI: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravi Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

New Zealand (Match Odds – 3.55)

Can you be World Test Champions and yet be considered the underdogs in a series? That is precisely what has occurred in New Zealand. It will be trying to make history by winning this series, but we doubt it will be content to win even one match.

This March, the New Zealand batsmen will face a spin test. If the pitches are anything like what we saw in the England series, they will have a difficult time.

Of course, New Zealand has some excellent spinners as well. Kane Williamson is an accomplished spin batter with a record of 123 fifties in India. In the UAE, where spinners predominate, he averages nearly 65.

He’s a decent pick for the Top Batter New Zealand betting market, but the odds aren’t terrific. Consider Tom Latham, who has five fifties against India (three of them in India) and will be a good counter to the left-arm spinners.

Mitch Santner and Ajaz Patel will head the bowling assault for New Zealand in this match. To put it mildly, New Zealand’s spinners cannot compete with India’s, and expecting them to win a test match in India is exceedingly optimistic.

If New Zealand wins, it will be because to their fast bowlers and reverse swing.

New Zealand Test Squad

Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Will Young, Neil Wagner

Predicted XI: Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville, Rachin Ravindra/Mitchell Santner, Will Young

India vs New Zealand Toss Prediction

Sub-continental pitches are ideal for batting early on, and we anticipate that both teams will bat first if they win the toss. On this track, chasing gets extremely difficult on the fourth and fifth days.

To Win the Toss – India – 1.85

To Win the Toss – New Zealand – 1.85

Pitch and Weather Conditions

Green Park is one of India’s slow and low pitches, which will help batters for the opening 2-3 days of the tournament. Spinners will be used as the game continues. Scores in the 300-400 range are expected in the first innings, and anything above 200 runs will be difficult to chase in the fourth innings.

On the day of the match, Kanpur will be hot and humid, with temperatures in the low 30s. We anticipate no weather disruptions throughout the play. If the sun shines for the majority of the day, the pitch may deteriorate faster.

India vs New Zealand Match Prediction

New Zealand boasts a good seasoned batting line-up with a core of players available most of the time, but their record in Indian conditions has been ordinary thus far. With the bat, India will rely largely on regulars Rahane, Pujara, and Mayank. India boasts one of the most powerful spin attacks in the world, which is well suited to these conditions, and the opposition will have no breathing room. In this encounter, New Zealand will rely on their spinners to take India off guard. Despite the absence of many regular players, we predict India to win this match.

India is the favourite to beat New Zealand at the odds of 1.30.

  • In the last nine years, India has only lost two of the 38 Tests played on their home turf (31 wins & 5 drawn matches).
  • India is on a six-match winning streak in home Tests against New Zealand.
  • New Zealand has defeated India in the last three Tests, although in varying conditions.

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