India vs New Zealand 1st T20i Match Prediction

Top 3 India vs New Zealand 1st T20i Match Predictions & Data Analysis

The Indian side have whitewashed New Zealand with 3-0 in the ODI series; both the teams will now focus on the three-match T20I series which is ought to start from January 27. The first game will take place at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, at 07:00 PM. You can watch the live game on the Disney+ Hotstar mobile application and Star Sports Network.

Read the full article for detailed match prediction and data analysis for India vs New Zealand 1st T20i.

Match details

Match: India vs New Zealand, 1st T20 2023

Date and Time: January 27th 2023, 7:00 pm IST.

Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar and Star Sports Network

Winner: India

India vs New Zealand Betting Odds:

  1xBet Parimatch JungliWIN
India 1.33 1.40 1.30
New Zealand 3.30 3.20 3.35

Top 3 India vs New Zealand Prediction & Analysis:

The Kiwis were brutally thrashed by the home team in the 3 match ODI series. No one expected this kind of poor performance from the experienced New Zealand side. Both the teams will try to win the first T20 game and get a lead in the 3 match series. India will be led by Hardik Pandya while Santner will be the skipper of the New Zealand T20 squad.

Our Top 3 Match Predictions for Ind vs New Zealand 1st T20i


Why will India win?

  • The Indian side is going through an amazing form, after defeating the Lankan side the home team will try to white wash the Kiwis in the T20 series.
  • The new Indian side is full of young players, all seniors are rested for the T20is. The batting attack is full of power hitters who can change the game situation at any point of time.
Batter Strike Rate
S Gill 131.82
Surya Kumar 180.34
Ishan Kishan 127.85
Hardik Pandya 143.97
Deepak Hooda 149.58
  • Another main reason for India’s win will be New Zealand’s inexperienced bowling attack. They are surely going to miss the duo of Boult and Southee.
  • The Indian bowling attack is looking in great form. World cup star Arshdeep Singh is back in the Indian squad. The 23 year old has 36 wickets in just 23 innings with an average of 18.19.


  • SuryaKumar Yadav is nonetheless a nightmare for bowlers. His 360 degree shots can over power any bowler in the world. 
  • The 32 year old has 1578 runs in 43 innings.


  • Arshdeep has impressed everyone with his bowling in power plays and in the slog overs as well.
  • The left arm pacer has a good track record against NZ, he has 4 wickets in 2 games.

India vs New Zealand Toss Prediction:

The Venue has hosted 3 T20 games in which the hosts emerged victorious in all of them. 

According to our experienced cricket experts, India is more likely to win the toss and elect to bowl first

Pitch Report:

JSCA is relatively a big stadium, the pitch conditions here will favour the spinners as the track offers the spinners grip and turn. Batting is going to be a bit tough in the later half. On most occasions, 150 can turn out to be a competitive score at the ground.

Weather Report:

Weather at the JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi on 27th of February is predicted to be clear. With hot noon followed by relatively cold evening there are no chances of rain disturbing the play and fans can enjoy full action. 

  •       Temperature: 24°C to 19°C
  •       Precipitation: 0%
  •       Humidity: 52%
  •       Wind: 10 km/h

India Probable Playing XI

Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Mavi, Arshdeep Singh, U Malik

New Zealand Probable Playing XI

Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner (C), Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver, Lockie Ferguson, Glenn Phillips, Michael Rippon, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi.


The New Zealand side will try to win this game and start the T20i series with some positivity. We can expect good performance from NZ batters like Finn Allen and Conway.

According to our experts’ predictions, India will win in this upcoming fixture and will win the series with 3-0.