India vs New Zealand
India vs New Zealand (Image Credits: Twitter)

IND vs NZ- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between New Zealand And India? New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 1st Test. India and New Zealand are set to lock horns in an upcoming two-match Test series. The IND vs NZ, 1st Test match is scheduled to commence on November 25 (Thursday) at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. India outplayed New Zealand 3-0 in the recently concluded T20I series.

The hosts India, led by Rohit Sharma, won all the three T20I games comprehensively. India will be short of their regular skipper Virat Kohli in the opening Test, who will return in the second Test. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in the first match. For New Zealand, their captain Kane Williamson will be back to the squad after missing the IND vs NZ T20I series.

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New Zealand Cricket Team, ICC World Test Championship
New Zealand Cricket Team pose with the ICC Test Mace after winning World Test Championship final against India. (Photo: Twitter)

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New Zealand bagged a major victory against India in their previous encounter in Tests. The Kane Williamson-led side defeated India in ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 final in July this year by 8 wickets, to become the champions of the first-ever ICC Test tournament.

India National Cricket Team
India National Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Now India, short of a few key players like Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rohit Sharma in the series, will aim to avenge their last defeat to New Zealand. India’s Test team is high on confidence after the 2-1 lead against England in their previous Test tour. India currently hold the top spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table and a series victory against New Zealand will strengthen their position on the points table.

IND vs NZ- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between New Zealand And India? New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 1st Test
New Zealand Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

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On the other hand, Kane Williamson-led side will aim to continue their winning streak against India in Tests. For instance, New Zealand have defeated India in the last three Test encounters, two of which were played on New Zealand’s home soil. However, this time, the visitors face a big challenge against the hosts India, who are widely known to dominate opposition in Tests at home grounds.

India vs New Zealand
India vs New Zealand (Image Credits: Twitter)

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IND vs NZ- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between New Zealand And India? New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 1st Test

IND vs NZ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches  IND Won NZ Won Drawn
Overall 60 21 13 26
At Green Park, Kanpur 3 2 0 1
In the last 5 matches 5 3 2 0
In India 34 16 2 16

Recent Venue Records (Green Park Stadium, Kanpur) 

Stats- Test

Total Matches- 22

Matches won batting first- 7

Matches won bowling first- 3

Average 1st innings score- 371

Average 2nd innings score- 323

Average 3rd innings score- 254

Average 4th innings score- 135

Highest total recorded- 676/7 (167.1 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest total recorded- 105/10 (57.4 Ov) by AUS vs IND

Mitchell Santner, New Zealand, Pakistan
New Zealand  (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)

Toss Prediction for IND vs NZ Match

The team winning the toss might opt to bat first. At Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, more matches have seen team batting first winning the match in the end. Both the captains will aim to put pressure on the opposition by smacking a big total in the first innings and then attacking with the ball.

Predicted Scores for IND vs NZ Match

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
IND 350-450 300-350
NZ 300-350 250-300

Players’ Form- India- Batting

KL Rahul
KL Rahul (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Players Matches  Runs  Average 
Rahul Dravid 15 1659 63.80
Sachin Tendulkar 24 1595 46.91
Virender Sehwag 12 883 44.15
Virat Kohli 10 830 48.82
VVS Laxman 10 818 58.42
Mohammed Azharuddin 12 796 61.23

Who will score the most runs for India in the match: Cheteshwar Pujara or KL Rahul

Players’ Form-India- Bowling

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj. (Photo: Twitter)
Players Matches  Wickets  Average 
Bishan Bedi 12  57 19.14
Ravichandran Ashwin 7 52 16.53
Anil Kumble 11 50 25.86
Zaheer Khan 13 47 31.44
S Venkataraghavan 10 44 22.81
Harbhajan Singh 13 43 33.11

Who will pick the most wickets for India in the match: Ravichandran Ashwin or Mohammed Siraj

Players’ Form- New Zealand- Batting

Kane Williamson, India, New Zealand
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor [Image- Getty]
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Matches  Runs  Average 
Brendon McCullum 10 1224 68.0
Graham Dowling 11 964 48.20
Burt Sutcliffe 9 885 68.07
Ross Taylor 15 870 34.80
Kane Williamson 12 829 39.47
John Wright 9 804 61.84

Who will score the most runs for New Zealand in the match: Kane Williamson or Ross Taylor

Players’ Form- New Zealand- Bowling

Virat Kohli and Kyle Jamieson
Virat Kohli and Kyle Jamieson (Image Credit: Twitter)
Players Matches  Wickets Average 
Richard Hadlee 14 65 22.96
Tim Southee  9 44 24.22
Trent Boult 10 41 28.02
Daniel Vettori 15 40 48.42
Bruce Taylor 8 29 22.96
Chris Martin 7 24 35.04

Who will the pick most wickets for New Zealand in the match: Tim Southee or Kyle Jamieson

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