New Zealand vs India, 1st T20I
Venue: Sky Stadium, Wellington
Date & Time: November 18th at 12:00 PM IST and 7:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Amazon Prime Video and DD Sports
New Zealand will host India in the 3 matches T20I series and as many ODIs. The T20I series will get underway on Friday with Sky Stadium, Wellington hosting the series opener. New Zealand has announced squads keeping in mind that for a longer period with no space for senior players Martin Guptill and Trent Boult. Finn Allen got a flying start to his career in both T20I and ODIs hence they want to provide more opportunities for him to gain more experience. The pace battery consists of Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, and Blair Tickner. Glenn Phillips has done exceedingly well in the recently concluded T20 World Cup and is the player to watch out for the kiwis in the series.
India on the other hand are looking to build their T20 side after their humiliating exit in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup against England. Hardik Pandya has been given the responsibility to lead with senior cricketers Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Lokesh Rahul, have been rested. It allows opportunities for youngsters to get more exposure at the highest level. They are in search of a quality all-rounder for the future and included Washington Sundar who has been in and out of the side with injury concerns. Shubman Gill has earned his call-up into the T20 side following his stunning performances in the ODIs. Both sides have been knocked out of the T20 World Cup in the semi-finals and they need to move on from that.
What is the pitch report for NZ vs IND, 1st T20I?
It’s a balanced surface with equal aid for both batters and bowlers. The par score on this wicket is between 160-170 and anything more than that is a bonus. It doesn’t know how the wicket plays and hence bowling first is a good option.
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New Zealand: LWLW-
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for NZ vs IND, 1st T20I?
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne / Blair Tickner
Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson / Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami / Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for NZ vs IND, 1st T20I?
Top Pick – Batter
Suryakumar Yadav has taken his game to a new level with his unpredictable batting. He finished as the 3rd leading run-scorer in the T20 World Cup 2022 with 239 runs in 6 matches.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
It will be interesting how Hardik Pandya approaches his game as a skipper. He is a live wire on the field and scores points with his all-round brilliance. He had a good T20 World Cup 2022 where he scalped 8 wickets and struck 128 runs.
Top Pick – Bowler
T20 specialist Ish Sodhi has good control over the ball and has a knack of breaking partnerships. He has picked up 109 wickets in 86 T20Is at an economy of 8.03.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Devon Conway can play attacking shots at the top of the order and meanwhile knows how to build the innings as well if the wicket falls at the other end. In 5 matches in the T20 World Cup 2022, he scored 145 runs at an average of 36.25.
Glenn Phillips was the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in the T20 World Cup 2022, scoring 201 runs in 5 matches which comprised one century and a half-century.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for NZ vs IND, 1st T20I?
1. Sanju Samson, Devon Conway (c), Kane Williamson, Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Phillips, Deepak Hooda, Mitchell Santner, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Arshdeep Singh
2. Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Glenn Phillips (vc), Kane Williamson, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell Santner, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee
NZ vs IND, 1st T20I Probable Winners:
New Zealand are expected to win this match.