IND VS NZ Match Prediction for 1st T20I – Who will Win?

IND VS NZ Match Prediction for 1st T201
IND vs NZ 1st T20I

The 1st T20I between India vs New Zealand is all set to start on 17th November at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. It’s going to be very crucial for Both sides – but unfortunately, Kane Williamson will not be a part of the T20I series. Let’s get into more details of IND VS NZ Match Prediction for 1st T20I.

IND VS NZ Match Prediction for 1st T20I: PREVIEW


  • Team India will miss the services of their former skipper Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah.
  • After having a disappointing T20 World Cup season – they will look to come back strong in this series.
  • Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are going to be the key players for their side.

New Zealand:

  • New Zealand will be playing without their skipper Kane Williamson and Trent Boult. And in the absence of Kane – NZC has announced Tim Southee as the new skipper.
  • Kiwis will look to come back stronger after losing the T20 World Cup finals against Australia.
  • And the key players from the New Zealand setup are Martin Guptill, Tim Southee, and Jimmy Neesham.


The temperature in Jaipur will be around the mid-20s and its an ideal weather for all the players.


Jaipur Pitch is known for its batting surface. And the pace bowlers will find some hard time in picking the wickets.


India Predicted XI:

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

New Zealand Predicted XI:

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne


India and New Zealand have faced only 17 games against each other and India has won 8 and New Zealand has won 9 games.

Who Will Win This Game?

No doubt New Zealand is a great team – They will definitely miss the services of Boult and Williamson. And Team India might capitalize something out of it and can carry a win in the 1st T20I.


**DISCLAIMER: Please note that our Match predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results**

Also read: Stats Preview: What Do Stats Say About IND Vs NZ?

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