IND vs NZ Live Score 1st T20I, India vs New Zealand Live Score, 1st T20I, 2023.
On Friday, the 27th of January, India will lock horns with New Zealand in the 1st T20I at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi. New Zealand are on a tour of India and will play a 3-match T20I series.
Ranchi generally has been a batting-friendly surface over the years, expect a high-scoring game today. India will be playing a T20 series after hammering Sri Lanka in the T20 series, earlier this month.
India are coming into this series on the back of a whitewash, they were brilliant in the ODIs against a New Zealand team who had no answers. India will be without their two important players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. With Jasprit Bumrah still missing with an injury, Hardik Pandya will again have a young seam bowling unit to lead in the series.
However, despite the key players’ absence, team India looks rock-solid, studded with the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal and Arshdeep Singh.
It will also be interesting to see if Prithvi Shaw makes his much-awaited international comeback in the very first game. He will fight a virtual contest with Gill, Ishan, and Ruturaj Gaikwad for an opening slot in the playing XI.
This series will also give much-needed opportunities to Rahul Tripathi and Deepak Hooda to upgrade their status from fringe players to regulars in the shortest format.
After being whitewashed 3-0 in the ODIs, New Zealand will lock horns with India to get back into winning ways. The match is scheduled at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. The visitors will look to forget what happened in the ODI series and start the T20Is with a fresh approach. New Zealand will miss their main bowlers in Tim Southee and Trent Boult.
The responsibility will be on their batting unit comprising Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, and the sensational Michael Bracewell. It will also be a test for Mitchell Santner, who, besides batting and bowling, will have the additional responsibility of leadership.
Lockie Ferguson, who is below par in the ODIs, must perform as the leader of the bowling attack, by not only putting up impressive performances but also guiding the young guns like Henry Shipley, Jacob Duffy, and Blair Tickner.
IND vs NZ: Head-to-Head
IND vs NZ Head-to-Head (in T20s):
Total matches played – 22
India has won – 12
Bangladesh has won – 9
No Result: 1
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IND vs NZ: Pitch Report
The pitch is expected to be a belter at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi, there will be even a covering of grass and with true bounce on offer, the batters will enjoy themselves. It will be a real tester for the bowler with short boundaries on either side. The average first innings score in the last five matches has been over the 165-run mark. The team batting second will have a slight advantage today with dew expected in the latter half of the second innings.
IND vs NZ: Live Telecast and Live Streaming
The IND vs NZ 2023 series will be Telecasted live on Star Sports network (Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD) and will be streamed live on the Disney+Hotstar app
IND vs NZ: Squad
India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jitesh Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Prithvi Shaw
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner(c), Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon, Dane Cleaver, Henry Shipley, Ben Lister
Also Read: IND vs NZ: India T20 Squad for New Zealand
IND vs NZ: Form Guide
India: W L W T W (most recent first)
New Zealand: T L L W L (most recent first)
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