New Zealand vs India 1st T20 Match Prediction

NZ vs IND Match Prediction. Playing XI and Fantasy Cricket Tips 

Virat Kohli men are all ready to take on New Zealand in the 5 matches T20I series starting from 24th January 2020. This tour will be a long one for India as they are going to play 5 T20I, 3 ODI’s and 2 Test matches (almost 6 weeks). On the contrary, New Zealand is a very hard team at their home turf, also they have got the upper hand when it comes to T20I as they have won 8 games out of the 12 times these 2 teams have collided against each other. Let’s Discuss Team News of 1st T20, Fantasy Tips and Playing 11 for NZ vs IND match prediction.

Match Details: 

Match: India tour of New Zealand, 2020- 1st T20 

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 

Time: 12:30 PM IST 

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland 

Pitch Report: 

The pitch at the Eden park has generally favored the batsman, and the same would be expected in this game as well. The bowlers will have work out the hard yards at this venue as there is no support from the 22-yard track whatsoever. The spinner can take for a toll as the boundary here is quite shorter so mishit goes for boundaries. The average first innings score at this venue is 172 and expect more than this in the upcoming match. 



Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur 

New Zealand: 

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

Team News: 

  •         Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the whole tour due to shoulder injury. He was part of the initial squad but after the MRI scan, the doctors recommended him rest. Sanju Samson has been named as his replacement in the T20I while Prithvi Shaw for the ODI’s.

Sanju Samson

  •         Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson are not the part T20 squad due to injury concern, so Hamish Bennett has received a national call for this T20I series.


  •         Kane Williamson will be taking over from the captaincy duties from Tim Southee who captain for NZ in the absence of him.
  •         KL Rahul is expected to dawn the keeping while Manish Pandey is expected to perform the finishing role.

Probable XI: 

New Zealand: 

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c) Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Darl Mitchell/Hamish Bennett, Tim Seifert (wk), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn, Mitchell Santner 


Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Washinton Sundar, Shivam Dube/ Ravindra Jadeja Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini 

Captain and Vice-captain Suggestions for Fantasy Leagues: 

For Small League: 
  •         Rohit Sharma
  •         Virat Kohli
  •         Kane Williamson
  •         Ross Taylor
Fantasy XI Predicted: 

Wicket Keeper: KL Rahul 

Batsman:  Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (C), Kane Williamson (VC), Ross Taylor, Colin Munro 

Allrounder: Washington Sundar, Colin de Grandhomme 

Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Tim Southee 

For more detail of India tour of New Zealand 2020: Match schedule  

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