Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-07-01 06:45:00
India is a team that has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently. After a dismal performance at the World Cup, they are also having internal issues. However, they have still managed to win 9 out of 11 matches so far and that speaks volumes about their quality. The Indians are currently ranked second in ICC T20I rankings and are the defending champions of this tournament as well. On paper, India should win this match but only if they play up to their potentials
India has been in great form in the series and have won both the matches so far. The third match of the series is going to be played on Sunday, August 18 at 8:00 PM (IST) at Seddon Park, Hamilton.
The home team lost their first match to India by a huge margin but got better with their performance on Saturday as they defeated India by 4 wickets in a thrilling encounter. There will be no changes expected from either side for this clash as well, which means that we are likely to see an equally aggressive game from both teams once again.
The second T20I between India and New Zealand will be played in Hyderabad on Friday, January 4. It will be the first match of a three-match series between the two sides. The first T20I will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal in Hyderabad on January 3 and the last one will be held at Eden Park, Auckland on January 6.
The weather conditions are expected to remain partly cloudy with wind speeds of around 20 kmph from south-west direction throughout match time.
The weather forecast is that the temperature will be around 17 degrees Celsius. The weather will be cloudy and there is a possibility of rain. There will be wind from the west at 12 kmph, humidity 60%, and visibility at 50%.
As far as the Indian team is concerned, Virat Kohli will lead the side from the front and he will be accompanied by Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. The middle-order has been bolstered by Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey. In the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah has been included in place of Kuldeep Yadav who misses out owing to an injury. The spin department seems to be where New Zealand have a significant advantage over India with Trent Boult leading the attack supported by Lockie Ferguson while Ish Sodhi provides them a third option.
New Zealand have a strong batting lineup with the likes of Williamson, Taylor and Guptill. These batsmen have done well at home conditions in the past and they are expected to do so once again in this series as well. On the other hand, India have a balanced bowling unit led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. In all likelihood, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open for India whereas Kane Williamson will do so for New Zealand. India's top order has been in good form lately but it remains to be seen how they cope up against New Zealand's pace attack on bouncy pitches which generate uneven bounce often leading into catches off edges or even worse over-pitched deliveries that cause misjudgment from batsmen looking to hit boundaries through their short-midwicket region.
The only concern for New Zealand would be their lack of experience at World Cup level (only two members), compared to India who have won four out of five such tournaments so far (including this one). But if you look closely enough at previous performances then it becomes clear that there isn't much separating these two teams right now; both sides possess an excellent balance between batting and bowling which makes them equally dangerous when playing away conditions like these ones!
India Vs New Zealand Dream11 Prediction
India has won 4 out of the 5 matches against New Zealand in T20 cricket format. They have also won the last 4 matches against New Zealand, which includes a 3-match series win at home and a 2-match series win away. The Men in Blue have been dominant in this format ever since they lost to England in 2010 at Lord's. Since then, they have risen above every other team including Australia and England on different occasions; however, they haven't faced any serious challenge yet from any other side apart from South Africa (if we don't count their Champions Trophy game).
New Zealand has had some good performances against Bangladesh recently but hasn't played enough games to show whether they are improving or not as a side despite having some talented players like Colin Munro who scored over 300 runs last year alone! We expect India to win by 7 wickets with Virat Kohli being Man Of The Match for his blistering century during his 100th ODI appearance!
What has not been working for India in the recent times?
Kohli’s form is not at its best. He has scored only one half-century in his last five Test matches. Also, he has failed to score a century against New Zealand since 2016.
Rohit Sharma’s poor performance with the bat might also affect India’s chances of winning this series as he scored just three fifties in 12 innings.
Rahane and Pandya were out of touch during India’s previous tour against Australia earlier this year but they have improved their performances over the past few months and that should worry New Zealanders as well as Kiwi fans who will be looking forward to seeing them fail once again!
Dhawan has struggled to get back into form after a miserable Ashes campaign where he managed just one fifty from six innings at an average of 20
India vs New Zealand has a head to head record of 3-2 in favour of India.
The last two matches between these two teams have been won by New Zealand, while India has won the last match between the two teams.
Here's the list of all five matches played between India and New Zealand since 2011:
I am confident that India will win the match!
Why? Well, there are several reasons for this. The first reason is that India has a better batting lineup than New Zealand. The second reason is that India has a better bowling lineup than New Zealand. Thirdly, India is also considered to be superior in fielding because of their players' athleticism and ball skills. Fourthly, I believe that we have better bench strength than them (for example: Yuvraj Singh vs Latham). Fifthly, our captain Virat Kohli commands respect from his teammates as well as opponents due to his achievements on the pitch. Sixthly, coach Anil Kumble knows what it takes to win matches so he can help us get some extra points here and there by motivating his players during tough situations or at crucial junctures during games like these where every run counts towards deciding which side comes out on top at the end of playtime today! Finally seventhly - but certainly not least - support staff like physios/masseurs etc., who work behind-the-scenes provide valuable assistance towards preparing players' bodies before they go onto field so they're ready once action starts happening around them later tonight when lights come up bright overhead...