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India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Match Prediction

After enjoying a great run at home, team India is set to face their first overseas challenge. India will begin the New Zealand tour on Friday (24th January) with the first T20I. The opening game is scheduled to take place at the Eden Park in Auckland. Both teams will be looking to boost their preparations for the T20 World Cup later this year.  

Team India are coming into this game with a series win against a full-strength Australia and will be pretty confident to give a stiff test to New Zealand. India has a settled line-up and they would not want to tinker much with it. The Black Caps, on the other hand, lost their previous T20I series against England 2-3. The hosts will be eager to bounce back at home and they will draw confidence from the fact that they have an upper head-to-head count. 

Match Details

Date: January 24, 2020, Friday

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

Time: 12:20 PM IST

Head to Head

Matches Played


New Zealand

No Result





Pitch Report

The pitch in Auckland is expected to be a batting paradise. In the last international match at the venue, a total of 292 runs were scored in just 22 overs. The short boundaries will also play villain to bowlers.

Weather Conditions

There are no chances of rain on the match day and the temperature will be around 22 degrees Celsius. 

Probable XI


Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (Wk), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini.

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (Wk), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett.

Key Players


Rohit Sharma

Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand

Kane Williamson

Ross Taylor


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