Date: 27 January 2023
Time: 7 PM IST
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
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After the conclusion of the ODI series, India and New Zealand are all set to play a three-match T20I series. The first T20I will be played on Friday at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. Both India and New Zealand will be eager for a winning start and thus it is expected to be a thrilling contest. Both teams have got a young pool of players with the seniors resting. It will be interesting to see how India and New Zealand go about their business.
While India will have an upper hand, playing at their home, New Zealand will bank on the likes of Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, and Glenn Phillips to take them home. Toss will also play a crucial role as the team bowling first have had an upper hand at JSCA.
So, let’s look at the predictions for the first T20I between India and New Zealand, starting with the toss.
1. Toss Prediction
India won the toss two out of three times in the ODI series. Also, Hardik Pandya won two out of three tosses in the last three T20Is he has captained in. So, India are predicted to win the toss on Friday.
2. Win Possibility
India have the desired momentum with them and also they are playing at their home. The Hardik Pandya-led team also beat Sri Lanka in the recently concluded series. So, considering all these factors, India are expected to win the match as well.
3. Average first inning total and powerplay score
The powerplay score for the first T20I is expected to be around 40-45. Meanwhile, the average first-inning total at the JSCA Stadium has been 155.
4. Betting Odds
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