New Zealand vs India 2020: 1st T20I, Auckland – Weather Forecast

Updated - 23 Jan 2020, 02:20 PM

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Indian national cricket team made a terrific comeback against Australia at home and clinched the series in a convincing fashion. After losing the opening ODI in Mumbai, Virat Kohli-led team got the better of the highly-rated Australian side in Rajkot ODI and Bengaluru ODI respectively to win the series 2-1.

Now, the Indian team is up against a quality New Zealand side as they will play a full-fledged tour comprising five T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests. Case in point, India have a terrible record in the shorter format against New Zealand.

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Virat Kohli with Kane Williamson (Credits: Twitter)

Despite India’s good limited over cricket record, the T20I clash against Kiwis has always been a tough task for the Indians. Having played a couple of T20I series against New Zealand so far, Indians were outsmarted by Kiwis on both occasions.

India have a pathetic record against New Zealand in T20Is:

India’s head to head record in the T20I format against New Zealand pretty much tells the whole story. Both teams played 11 T20Is against each other, India could manage to win just 3 matches and the rest were won by New Zealand.

However, with World T20 tournament scheduled to be held this year, Virat Kohli’s Team India are going to play a five-match T20I series for the very first time against New Zealand and they would try to leave an indelible mark with their passage of play. The first match is scheduled to be played on January 24 at Eden Park, Auckland.

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Some notable players like Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar miss the all-important tour and their absence may affect their India’s balance but at the same time, it also gives the opportunity for newcomers to showcase their mettle and cement their spot in the final 15.

Weather Forecast:

According to the meteorological department, there is no chance of rain for Friday and it is going to be slightly cloudy with the temperatures being in the range of 17-25°C. The nature of the Eden Park venue in Auckland is quite windier as compared to some of the Indian venues, meaning that this will pose a threat to the Indian batting line up.

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