Welcome to the New Zealand vs India prediction for today’s Fantasy Cricket match. India will take on New Zealand in the 1st India vs New Zealand T20I T2I on November 18 in Wellington on November 18. Read on for today’s New Zealand vs India T20Is matchup, NZ vs IND team today.
New Zealand will host India for T20I right after the T20 World Cup Final. Both teams ended their campaign in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup after finishing top of the table in the group stage. Both India and New Zealand have rested their senior players and are ready to test their youngsters on tour. Hardik Pandya will lead the Indian team in the absence of permanent captain Rohit Sharma.
New Zealand vs India 1st T20I Match Preview
Home team New Zealand will host three T20Is and as many ODIs from Friday 18 November. However, after another disappointing World Cup performance, the Kiwis will continue to rotate their players to find the best. possibly xi within the next world cup. Two days earlier, the Kiwis announced their rosters for the T20 and ODI series as Kane Williamson would take the lead in both series.
The team looks strong, while Trent Boult and Martin Guptil are missing for their respective reasons. Boult pulled out of New Zealand’s core contract to spend time with his family, while Guptil pulled out of the team. Finn Allen is ready to continue the opening lineup in both cue ball formats.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, it is once again captained by Hardik Pandya who will lead India in the T20I series as Rohit has been rested for the tour. Virat and Rohit will join the team on their upcoming tour to Bangladesh. Like the Kiwis, India is also disappointed in the semi-final, losing to England and missing the tournament. Rishabh Pant will act as vice-captain, while Ishan Kishan is expected to open the innings with Shubman Gill.
Jammu pacer Umran Malik is back in the Indian line-up, while Kuldeep is also part of the T20 squad. India has a total of five pacers and three spinners in the squad. Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson are back in the T20I team, while Sanju can play in the center.
- Match: New Zealand vs India – 1st T20I
- Venue: Sky Stadium, Wellington.
- Date and time: November 18, 2022, at noon. (IST)
- Where to watch live: Amazon Prime.
New Zealand vs India 1st T20I: Full Squad and Probable 11
NZ Full squad: 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.
New Zealand XI Probable XIs: Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne.
IND Full squad: 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.
India XI Probable XIs: Shubman Gill, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohd Siraj, Umran Malik.
Both teams will likely go for the typical T20I: Chase approach after winning the coin toss. Since there will be a dew factor here, the second half of the match will be interesting.
The weather will be partly cloudy and the temperature will be around 26 degrees Celsius. Although there is no chance of rain here, cold weather can be expected.
The last time Hardik Pandya captained India was during the tour of Ireland and he ended up winning both toss-ups. Even in the fifth T20I of the bilateral series against West Indies where he was captain, India won the toss. So with a record of 100 percent shooting winners, India is propped up to win the coin toss in this match.
Chance To Win
Given that this is a relatively young and inexperienced contingent that is trusted, the squad may need something to settle in and put on a clinical show. On the other hand, New Zealand will largely have the same players who have had a decent T20 World Cup campaign, bar a few hiccups. You would expect them to start off on a winning note.
Who will win today between New Zealand vs India prediction, today’s match?
According to our NZ vs IND astrology match prediction, India is likely to win this match to win the series. However, this is going to be very close just like the previous match and the draw will play a good role here.
NZ vs IND TOSS today’s prediction
As per our NZ vs IND kick-off prediction, India is expected to play first at this venue. India generally hunts well and more importantly has a good record of chasing New Zealand.