NZ vs IND Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 1st T20I of India tour of New Zealand, 2022

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NZ vs IND: Team India is touring New Zealand for a series of 3 T20 internationals and as many ODIs. The first T20 between India and New Zealand will be played on 18th November 2022. Teams have arrived at Wellington for the clash.

After facing an embarrassing semi-final defeat in the T20 World Cup, Team India has arrived in New Zealand for a white-ball bilateral series. Not to mention, the squad is filled with young lads as most of the World Cup-bound players are being rested for this series. Moreover, Hardik Pandya has been assigned the task of leading the side. The men in blue will look to get back on the winning track and regain their lost confidence.

Meanwhile, New Zealand was also crushed in the T20 World Cup semi-final by Pakistan. The batting unit was pushed on the back foot by the Pakistani pacers. Nevertheless, the team will search for redemption in this series. The skipper’s form is a point of concern, and he will certainly be under a lot of pressure. Besides, Trent Boult has been left out of the squad as he is not centrally contracted.

Match Details for NZ vs IND

Series: India Tour of New Zealand, 2022

Date: 18th November 2022 (Friday)

Time: 12:00 PM IST

Venue: Sky Stadium, Wellington

Live Streaming: Amazon Prime Video

Pitch Report for NZ vs IND

Rain disruptions are predicted during the game. Meanwhile, the surface will be helpful to the batters. Anything around 160 will be par on the wicket. Regardless, bowling first could be a good choice on this surface.

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wicket-keeper), Kane Williamson (captain), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne


Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya (captain), Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal

Match Predictions for NZ vs IND

New Zealand is the probable winner of this game. The team will benefit from the home advantage. Also, they will field their regular senior squad. Whereas, India is playing with a young and inexperienced lineup. Hence, India’s chances look bleak at the moment. But, they are very much equal in the game. Overall, looks like a good, entertaining game.

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