IND vs NZ Prediction: India are set to clash against New Zealand at Kanpur in the first of a two-match test series beginning on Thursday. The two teams have played 60 test matches so far with the records in India’s favor with 21 wins. New Zealand have won 13 tests and 26 were drawn. The latest round of the bout of course goes to New Zealand who emerged winners in the World Test Championship held at Southampton in England. During the last two test series played in India between the two teams in 2012 and 2016/2017, India made a clean sweep by winning both the tests in 2012 and all the three in 2016.
India have 16 home wins and 5 away wins while the Black Caps have 10 home wins and only two in India. In the matches played so far, the highest total chased successfully by India and New Zealand are 199 and 212 respectively. Other interesting statistics are about the lowest totals defended successfully in the second innings by the two teams. It was 156 in the case of India 156 while for New Zealand it was 236.
India won a tough assignment in England and have rested some key stars for this home series. Kane Williamson who opted out of the T20 series will rejoin the New Zealand team and will lead in the Kanpur Test. Ajinkya Rahane will be the skipper for India in the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
IND vs NZ Cricket Betting Tips
India vs New Zealand 1st Test
IND vs NZ Test Series
25 November 2021, 09:30 AM IST
Green Park, Kanpur
The first Test starts at 0930 hrs IST on Thursday. Green Park Stadium will host the contest. The match will be broadcast on Star Sports Network. It will be available in several languages. Fans can also enjoy live streaming of the New Zealand tour of India on the Hotstar app.
IND vs NZ Head to Head: The H2H record between India vs New Zealand in tests reads 21-13. 26 games ended in a draw.
IND – 70%
NZ – 30%
India are a formidable side at home and haven’t lost a Test series here in a long time. Much will depend on how the Kiwis tackled India’s spin bowling. New Zealands’ strength is their pace attack which is ineffective on Indian pitches. This will be the first test for Rahul Dravid and the new team management. We expect India to win this match and also clinch the series comfortably.
Bet365: IND: 1.53; NZ: 4.75
Here is the India vs New Zealand Dream11 Team Prediction and three players who can make an impact:
Ravi Ashwin is a must-have for your IND vs NZ Dream11 teams. He is the go-to bolwer for India on India’s turning tracks. Also, he is no muck with the bat and can add valuable runs.
Ravi Ashwin in Tests:
Axar Patel was the star of the series versus England. He bowls wicket to wicket in an immaculate length. He is difficult to maneuver around on these pitches. Axar can also contribute with the bat if required.
Axar Patel in Tests:
We are tipping another spiner in Mitchell Santner for your IND vs NZ Dream11 teams. He bowls tight lines and lengths and is difficult to score off. He could relish bowling on these tracks.
Mitchell Santner in Tests:
IND Playing XI
NZ Playing XI
Tom Latham, Tom Blundell (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
The Green Park wicket has been historically good for batting. It does not encourage pace and bounce. The wicket should start turning from day 2, as is the case with most Indian wickets. The average first innings score in the last five matches is 250 runs. India vs New Zealand Today Match Prediction odds are slightly in favour of India.
If India bats first: 300-350
If NZ bats first: 250-300
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With wintry conditions setting in over north India, the temperatures in Kanpur for the first test match starting on Thursday will be in the comfortable range. The minimum temperature on all days will range between 12-14 deg C around sunrise and the maximum in the afternoon will be close to 27 degrees. Air will be generally dry with relative humidity in the range of 30-40%. The skies will be generally clear on the first four days and some high clouding will appear on the final day. There will be no rain during the test match period. The air quality category however will be poor with Air Quality Index ranging between 200 to 300. The winds during forenoon and afternoon hours are expected to be from the west/ northwest with speeds 15-25 Km PH.
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