IND vs NZ Today Match Prediction – India whitewashed a near full strength New Zealand side in the shortest format of the game and head into the longest format of the game with all the confidence in the world. New Zealand are the test champions as they won that one off game in Lord’s which was termed as finals by ICC after New Zealand made the finals on the back of the deduction of points for Australia due to slow over rate.
India wont have Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma for this game but Virat Kohli will join the team for the 2nd test in Mumbai.
Form guide (Last 5 games)
Team record in Kanpur in Tests
IND- 7 wins and 3 defeats, 12 drawn in 22 games
NZ- 1 loss and 2 drawn in 3 games
India would be looking to play 3 spinners in their playing 11 as all the 3 are undroppable to say the least. Axar Patel had a dream debut against England in India which helped them reach the one off final game in Lords against the same opponent in New Zealand.
The wicket in Kanpur is expected to assist turn but overall a good standard test wicket will he awaiting both the teams. New Zealand wont have the services of Trent Boult who withdrew from the squad after a hard grind in IPL, WT20 and the recently concluded WT20.
The odds are in favor of India according to the betting sites in IND vs NZ dream11 prediction. It’s a no brainer as India is the best test team in the world cricket in the longest format of the game. New Zealand will be trying their best to drag the game to as many days as possible. A lot will depend on this series for them in qualifying for the final of WTC but its an uphill task for them to beat this Indian side in India. New Zealand would need their experienced duo of Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson to come good to pose a challenge to the Indians.
Bet365- IND- 1 57, NZ- 4.50, Draw- 4.75
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Today match score: The average first innings score in this venue is around 330.
Today pitch report: The wicket is expected to be a decent batting track with spin expected to play a part as day progresses. SLAs have very good record on this venue.
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