Team India will take on New Zealand in the first t20 at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on 27th January, Friday. India has whitewashed New Zealand in the ODI series by 3-0. India will try to continue their run of form while NZ will want revenge by beating IND in the 1st T20. Let's go through the Match Preview of IND vs NZ 1st T20.
Match Details :
Match: India vs New Zealand – 1st T20
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.
Date & Time: 27th January 2023 at 7:00 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar
The pitch at Ranchi's JSCA International Stadium Complex offers a balanced surface in T20 cricket. Fast bowlers may find the pitch more favorable in the later stages of the game, while spin bowlers are likely to be influential in the middle overs. The average first-innings score on this wicket is 155 runs. The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 60 on this ground
Matches Played (T20I): 22
New Zealand: 9
Team India is on fire. After whitewashing NZ in the ODI series they will try to carry on their form into the t20 series starting on the 27th of January. Hardik Pandya has confirmed Ishan & Gill will open in the first T20. The focus would be once again on Kuldeep Yadav as he is in brilliant form in recent times. Jitesh Sharma might debut for India in the first T20. Shubman Gill is the big positive side for India right now. He is just not stopping. Ruturaj Gaikwad is ruled out from the series for a wrist injury. India is currently standing at the top of the ICC Men's T20I rankings while New Zealand is placed fifth on the list.
New Zealand got thrashed in the ODI series. Skipper Mitchell Santner will lead NZ in the T20I series. Under Santner, New Zealand has eight wins, one loss, and one ended with no result in ten T20Is. But seven of those wins have come against Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands. Apart from Lockie Ferguson, their pace attack thin on experience. Ben Lister and Henry Shipley have not made their debut in the format yet. Blair Tickner and Jacob Duffy have played only 14 and eight T20Is. The good news for them is that Ish Sodhi is fit, and he has great numbers in India: 16 wickets from ten games with an economy of 6.64.
1 Finn Allen
2 Devon Conway (wk)
3 Mark Chapman
4 Glenn Phillips
5 Daryl Mitchell
6 Michael Bracewell
7 Mitchell Santner (capt)
8 Blair Tickner
9 Ish Sodhi
10 Ben Lister
11 Lockie Ferguson
You must change your team if any of these players aren't announced in the starting lineup.