Date: January 18, 2023

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

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After decimating Sri Lanka in the white-ball series, Team India is all set to host top-seeded New Zealand in a white-ball series, starting from January 18 (Tuesday). 

The visitors are coming to India after registering a 2-1 win over Pakistan. The series opener will guarantee a top-notch clash as both teams are studded with world-class players in their squads. Ahead of the first ODI, let’s look at the match prediction based on numbers and stats.

Toss Prediction:   toss prediction ind vs nz

While both the teams have lost the toss twice in their last three ODIs, Rohit Sharma seems to have a slight edge over his counterpart as he won the toss in his last match.

Win possibility:   win possibility ind vs nz

The battle between two top-seeded teams will be a blockbuster one. Indians ticked all the right boxes in the Sri Lanka series and a lot of eyes will be on Virat Kohli once again as the batter is back to his best. With two centuries against Sri Lanka, Kohli will spearhead things for Men in Blue. 

Tom Latham-led New Zealand will be without senior players Kane Williamson and Tim Southee. Their batting will heavily rely on Devon Conway, who was the highest run-getter (153 in 3 innings) for the side in Pakistan. Although New Zealand has some great players in their squad, India is formidable in-home conditions and will be favorites to win the match.

Predicted powerplay score and average first innings total   predicted powerplay score and average first innings score

The surface at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has been a good host for batters and once again we can expect a high-scoring match. The average powerplay score is expected to be around 55-65. While the prediction says 1st inning score will be in between 275-290.

 Betting Odds:



New Zealand

Team to win the match.



Team to win the toss.



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