New Zealand finished as the runners-up in the ICC T20I World Cup, while India was eliminated in the Super-12 stages. New Zealand will play India in the first T20I three days after winning the ICC T20 World Cup final.
In this T20I series, both teams will be aiming for a far-fetched goal. New Zealand enters this match just two days after winning the World Cup and will be hoping to rest some of their top players. For this T20I series, India has already rested Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Shardul Thakur. With the next world cup in Australia only 11 months away, we expect the new players to give it their all and stake a claim in the starting XI.
The match will take place on November 17, 2021, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Match Details to Note
Match: India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I, New Zealand tour of India, 2021
Date: November 17, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
India vs New Zealand Team Previews
Rohit Sharma will start the batting with KL Rahul, his destructive deputy. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan are anticipated to compete for the vacant No. 3 spot, with the former expected to win. Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and Venkatesh Iyer could be used in the middle order.
For India’s speed assault, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar will be joined by youthful pacers Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, and Mohammed Siraj. The spinners in the squad are Ravi Ashwin, Yuzi Chahal, and Axar Patel, all of whom have extensive T20I experience.
KL Rahul scored 194 runs in the last three matches, including three back-to-back fifties. In this match, we anticipate him to continue his fine form with the bat and lead the team from the front.
Ravi Ashwin returned to the team with a bang in the World Cup, taking six wickets at an economy rate of 5.25 RPO. He was also the only spinner to bowl over 10 overs without conceding a six.
India T20I Squad
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad
Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Axar Patel/Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal
In this T20I series, Kane Williamson will captain the side, and with Guptill’s recent dismal form, we expect Daryl Mitchell to be joined by Mark Chapman. With Devon Conway out due to a last-minute injury, Glenn Philips, James Neesham, and Tim Seifert will play a key role in the middle order.
Unless tearaway pacer Lockie Ferguson is deemed fit for the contest, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, and Trent Boult are anticipated to lead the pace attack. With Ish Sodhi anticipated to be rested for this encounter, Todd Astle could receive a shot in the starting XI. If Tim Southee is rested and his workload concerns are addressed, Kyle Jamieson may be given a shot.
After opening with the bat and scoring 200+ runs at a strike rate of 140+, Daryl Mitchell was named the T20I World Cup’s best player. We expect him to maintain his strong performance at the top of the standings in this series as well.
Trent Boult was outstanding in the final, recording figures of 4-0-18-2 and dismissing both Australian hitters. In this eagerly anticipated series against India, Boult will want to perform at his best.
New Zealand T20I Squad
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle, Adam Milne
Predicted XI: Daryl Mitchell, Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne/Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
India vs New Zealand Toss Prediction
On the placid flat track, chasing has become the most popular tendency in T20I matches of late, and both captains will look to chase the target.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at Sawai Mansingh is expected to be flat and a batsmen’s paradise. Batsmen will appreciate seeing the ball land on their bat. Bowlers will have to use the longer boundaries to their advantage. In this encounter, we anticipate scores of 180-190 runs.
On the day of the match, the weather in Jaipur will be hot and humid, with temperatures in the early 30s. We don’t foresee any weather disruptions, but dew may play a role in the game.
India vs New Zealand Match Prediction
New Zealand has recently performed admirably in the T20I World Cup; but they may be caught off guard by the challenging scheduling in this first encounter. In their roster, they have a solid combination of pace and spin bowling options. India is a formidable force, particularly on their own turf; and they have never lost a series with their entire squad in the last 2-3 years, regardless of the conditions. They may be without a few key players, but they have competent replacements in the playing XI. This match is expected to be won by India.
India is the favourite to beat New Zealand at the odds of 1.45.
- New Zealand lost their last T20I bi-lateral series to India 5-0, but won their T20I world cup match.
- In T20Is at home, India is on a four-match winning streak.
- Recently, New Zealand has won one and lost three T20I series against foreign teams, including a series loss to India.
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