IND vs NZ Today Match Prediction for India vs New Zealand 1st T20I– Who Will Win IND vs NZ match?

Published on: Jan 26, 2023 2:08 pm IST|Updated on: Jan 26, 2023 2:08 pm IST

India vs New Zealand

IND vs NZ 1st T20I: After an end to the scintillating ODI series, India and New Zealand will now cross swords with each other in the three-match T20I series. The series is slated to take place from 27th January in Ranchi followed by the second and third games to be played on 29th January and 1st February respectively in Lucknow and Ahmedabad.

IND vs NZ Match Details

Fixture Name: India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I
Competition: New Zealand tour of India 2023
Date: 27th January 2022
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Ground: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

IND vs NZ Pitch Report

The pitch at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi offers help for both batters as well as the bowlers. The ground being relatively big favours spinner more as long boundaries come in play. The ground so far has hosted 3 games and has seen chasing side winning two out of them. The average first innings score at this venue is 155 which dips down to 110 in the second innings. The captain winning the toss would want to bowl first.


India – W D W L W
New Zealand – W L NR L NR

IND vs NZ Probable Playing XIs


Ishan Kishan (WK), Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (C), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sunder, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh

New Zealand:

Devon Conway, Finn Allan, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Dane Cleaver, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

IND vs NZ Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter

Ishan Kishan– Stats in T20I 

Indian batter Ishan Kishan is expected to be the best batter in the first T20I between India and New Zealand. The southpaw has been in the decent form of late and with JSCA being his home ground, it is likely that he will set the stage on fire. His stats in shortest format of the game are exceptional too.

Matches Runs Average Strike rate 100s/50s H/S
24 629 27.36 127.85 0/4 89

Probable Best Bowler

Ish Sodhi – Stats in T20Is 

New Zealand spinner Ishan Sodhi missed the ODI series due to injury but it is expected that he will be back in the team for the T20I series. He’s likely to be the best bowler in the first T20I between India and New Zealand. The leg-spinner has often troubled Indian batters and is expected to do the same. His stats are staggering as he has picked 111 wickets in 88 games

Matches Wickets Economy Average 5W Best
111 88 8.03 22.23 0 4/28

IND vs NZ Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between India and New Zealand  

  • The last time India and New Zealand played in the T20I series, Hardik Pandya led his side to a 1-0 win.
  • Overall in 22 games, India has won 12 whereas New Zealand has 9 wins to their name.
  • If India manage to win the series, it’ll be their third straight series win in T20Is.
  • India whitewashed New Zealand in the three-match ODI series.
  • According to the IND vs NZ today match prediction, IND is the favorite to win this match.

IND vs NZ Head to Head T20I Record 

Matches Played IND Won NZ Won Draw
22 12 9 1

Today’s Match Prediction: India to win the match

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