IND vs NZ Prediction: Yesterday, South Africa faced Sri Lanka at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Pathum Nissanka’s 72 off 58 balls propelled Sri Lanka to 142 in 20 overs after being put in to bat first. After Hasaranga’s hat trick, South Africa appeared to be on the verge of losing, but a late cameo by David Miller propelled them over the finish line. Following early successes, England held Australia to a total of 125 in the evening encounter. With eight overs to spare, they chased it down with ridiculous ease, thanks to Jos Buttler’s 71 off 32.
India are now set to cross swords against New Zealand in the evening encounter at the Dubai International cricket stadium. This game has the feel of a knockout as the loser will most definitely miss out on qualifying for the next stage. Both teams head into this game after losing their opening match to Pakistan. India doesn’t have a great record against New Zealand in ICC Events and Virat Kohli and Co. would want to change that tonight.
IND vs NZ Cricket Betting Tips
India vs New Zealand
Match 28, T20 World Cup
31 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split into four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
IND vs NZ Head to Head: The H2H record between India and New Zealand in T20Is reads 8-8.
IND – 60%
NZ – 40%
India is the more balanced side. New Zealand doesn’t seem to have the batsmen who can up the ante. This is a must-win game for both teams and it will come down to who holds their nerve better. India are slight favorites for this game.
Bet365: IND: 1.44; NZ: 2.75
We are tipping Suryakumar Yadav to come good in this game. He looked great in his short innings against Pakistan. He has 150 runs in 4 T20Is including two half centuries.
Kane Williamson is expected to lead from the front. He is a good player of both pace and spin. He has 1830 runs in 66 innings that include 13 half-centuries.
Varun Chakravarthy did not quite impress in the opening game but he can make a difference tonight. He had a great IPL on these wickets. He has 2 wickets in 4 innings at an economy of just over 6.
IND Playing XI
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Varun Chakravarthy
NZ Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee and Trent Boult
The wicket in Dubai is a competitive one. It has something for the fast bowlers early on. There was some grass left on the pitch yesterday and we can expect more of the same. 160 could be a winning total on this wicket. It has become a custom to win the toss and bat second as chasing has been easier.
If IND bats first: 160-170
If NZ bats first: 140-150
It will be a bright sunny day ahead in Dubai. The maximum temperature is expected to reach 34 degrees Celsius by 01:00 PM. The sunset is at 05:38 PM local time. The skies will be clear during evening/ night hours. After sundown, as the match begins the temperature is expected to be 31 degrees Celsius and will reduce to 30 degrees by the end. Humidity levels have again shown an increase and are reported to be in the late seventies during the match. As a result, a significant amount of dew will have to be factored in before making a decision at the time of toss. There will be light winds with speeds of 10-20 KmPH and it will feel like 33-34 degrees.
WICKET-KEEPERS: D Conway, R Pant
BATSMEN: V Kohli, K Williamson, S Yadav, L Rahul
ALL-ROUNDERS: D Mitchell
BOWLERS: T Boult, J Bumrah, I Sodhi, V Chakravarthy
Captain choices: S Yadav/ V Chakravarthy
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