NZ vs IND 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
New Zealand take on India in the first of three IT20s at the Sky Stadium, Wellington on Friday evening. Both sides were knocked out of the 2022 T20 World Cup at the semi-final stage. New Zealand were beaten by Pakistan with India losing to eventual winners England. Read on as we preview this first match of the series. This evening game gets underway at 19:30 local time.
New Zealand played some strong cricket during the World Cup but were well beaten by Pakistan in the semi-final. However, they have a very good record at home and they will be tough opponents for India in this game.
India are without some of their most experienced players in this series but will still be able to put out a very talented side. They will be underdogs in the first game of the series but we expect them to be very competitive.
New Zealand vs India 1st T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on DD Sports, Sky Sports NZ and BT Sports.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Amazon Prime TV.
NZ vs IND Match Toss Prediction
Six of the last nine IT20s at this venue have been won by the team batting first and we expect both captains to choose to bat first in this game if they win the toss.
NZ vs IND, Sky Stadium Pitch Report
We expect a par score between 150-160 on this surface. The pitch will provide some turn for the spinners but will also have good pace for the quick bowlers.
Wellington Weather Report
There is plenty of cloud cover and rain forecast for Wellington throughout Friday. It will be humid from start to finish but there are likely to be interruptions due to the weather.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New Zealand vs India 1st T20 Match 2022
New Zealand Team News & Playing 11
NZ Team News
Although New Zealand will put out a very similar team to what we saw during the T20 World Cup, there will be two big names missing. Martin Guptill, who was not selected for any games in Australia, is out of the squad alongside Trent Boult who gave up his New Zealand central contract a couple of months ago.
NZ Key Players
- Devon Conway – The keeper-batter is one of the most reliable all-format players for New Zealand. This is the only format that he has not scored a century although his top score is 99 not-out.
- Glenn Phillips – The right-handed 25 year old hit one of the two centuries in the T20 World Cup. He has passed 100 twice in this format and will be a key wicket for India in this clash.
- Lockie Ferguson – In the absence of Trent Boult, the right-arm pace bowler will be looking to take the role of New Zealand’s main strike bowler in IT20s. He has the pace to disturb any batter on any surface.
NZ Team Form
New Zealand have won only two of their last five games in this format.
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New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitch Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne
NZ vs IND Dream11 Prediction
India Team News & Playing 11
IND Team News
With Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli all rested for the duration of this tour, we will see a completely new top three for India in this game. Suryakumar Yadav is expected to be pushed up at least one place in the order to number three with keeper-batter Rishabh Pant likely to open.
IND Key Players
- Suryakumar Yadav – He is the leading run scorer in IT20s this year and is the only player to have hit over 1000 runs in this format in 2022. His runs have come across the globe and he won’t change his style in New Zealand.
- Hardik Pandya – The all-rounder will skipper the side in this series. He has already won the IPL as captain this year and will get the best out of his team.
- Arshdeep Singh – The left-arm pace bowler will be taking on New Zealand for the first time in his career but the weather conditions will suit his swing bowling.
IND Team Form
India have won two and lost two of their last four ODIs.
India Predicted Playing 11
Rishabh Pant (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
NZ vs IND Team Form in Last Five Matches
NZ : L W L W N
IND : L W W L W
New Zealand vs India Head to Head
The two teams are locked together at 9-9 after 20 IT20s between the sides since their first meeting in 2007. However, India have won the last three IT20s, all in November of last year.
NZ vs IND Head to Head Stats in ODI's
|Matches Played||NZ Won||IND Won||Tie||No Result|
New Zealand vs India Betting Odds
The bookies are expecting a close contest to kick off this series and are backing New Zealand to get the win in familiar home conditions in Wellington.
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Who will win New Zealand vs India 1st T20 Match?
Both teams will be changed from their T20 World Cup semi-final XIs but it will be India who make the most changes. New Zealand will have the more experienced IT20 players all familiar with the home conditions.
NZ vs IND Top Team Batsmen
We recommend Devon Conway, Kane Williamson and Finn Allen with the bat for New Zealand. Conway has the top odds with the bookmakers and he rarely throws his wicket away. Williamson has scored 16 IT20 half-centuries and is always a reliable player for his side.
Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav are our batting tips for India. Pant did not have many opportunities during the T20 World Cup but the bookies believe in him to bring his best game to this match. Yadav needs to hit six fours to bring up 100 for the calendar year.
NZ vs IND Top Team Bowlers
Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee and Mitch Santner are our bowling picks for New Zealand. The bookies certainly rate Ferguson’s wicket taking ability and he is the favourite in the New Zealand attack. Southee is vastly experienced and showed during the T20 World Cup that he still has the talent to trouble the world’s best batters.
We are backing Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel with the ball for India. Singh has outbowled many of his team-mates since making his international debut and the bookmakers expect him to do it again in this clash. Patel has a very strong IPL record and is keen to deliver consistently at international level.
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New Zealand vs India Prediction
These two losing semi-finalists will be keen to get back to winning ways in IT20s at the first attempt in Wellington. In what may well be a rain interrupted fixture, there will be very little time for the batters to get used to the conditions. As a result, although we are expecting a close contest, we are backing New Zealand to get the victory in this opening game.
New Zealand are favorites to beat India at the odds of 1.70