India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Predictions

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

After a massive victory against the Sri Lankan side, the Indian caravan has reached Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad to face the Kiwis. The first ODI between India and New Zealand will be played on 18th of January from 1:30 PM. 

Take an in-depth look at our top 3 match predictions and data analysis for IND vs NZ 1st ODI.

Match details

Match: India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI 2023

Date and Time: January 18th, 2023, 1:30 pm IST.

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar and Star Sports Network

Winner: India

India vs New Zealand Betting Odds:

  1xBet Parimatch JungliWIN
India 1.45 1.50 1.50
New Zealand 2.82 2.80 2.92
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Top 3 India vs New Zealand Prediction & Analysis:

India and New Zealand are recognized as the top ODI teams in the world. Unlike the Kiwis, who recently defeated the Pakistan Cricket team in Pakistan, India has defeated Sri Lanka at home.

These are our top 3 India vs New Zealand Predictions for the first ODI. 

#PREDICTION 1 – INDIA TO WIN THE GAME

Reasons: 

  • The Indian side is looking in great form after defeating Sri Lanka with a big margin. This 3-0 win will surely boost their confidence. India became the only team in cricket history to win a match with a margin of 300+ runs.
  • India’s batting performance is at peak, every batter from opening to mid-order is looking in good touch.
PLAYER INNINGS RUNS Average
Rohit Sharma 3 142 47.33
Shubhman Gill 3 207 69.00
Virat Kohli 3 283 94.33
KL Rahul 3 110 36.67
  • The New Zealand side is behind India when it comes to winning ODI games at away venues. The team has won only 8 games on Indian grounds whereas the Indian side has a strong record of winning 26 games at home.

#PREDICTION 2 – VIRAT KOHLI TO HIT A 100

Reasons:

  • Things are finally back on track for Virat Kohli as he scored 2 centuries in the 3 match ODI series with an unreal average of 94.33. 
  • There are high chances that Kohli will score another century in this game.

#PREDICTION 3 – M. SIRAJ TO BE THE TOP BOWLER

Reasons:

  • M Siraj has made a strong comeback in the Indian ODI squad.
  • The  28 year old has 9 wickets in the ODI series against Sri Lanka.

India vs New Zealand Toss Prediction:

A total of 6 ODIs have been played at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium where the team batting first and the chasing team both have won 3-3 games 

According to our experienced cricket experts, New Zealand is more likely to win the toss and elect to bat first.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium is going to be flat and the last international match at the venue indicates that there are batting friendly conditions as more than 350 runs were scored in the previous clash. The pitch tends to get slower as the game progresses to the second half. This means that there will be some sort of help for the spinners.

Weather Report:

According to the weather forecast for January 18, the day will start out nice and warm in the midday hours before becoming a little colder in the evening, with a high temperature of 31°C dropping to a low of 22°C at playtime. There is no chance of rain, fans can enjoy an uninterrupted battle.

  •       Temperature: 31°C to 17°C
  •       Precipitation: 0%
  •       Humidity: 28%
  •       Wind: 10 km/h

India Probable Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, S Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik, M Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand Probable Playing XI

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, T Latham (C), Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Lockie Ferguson

Conclusion:

Get ready to see the greatest champions’ clash ever. Both Tim Southee’s ferocious bowling and Kane Williamson’s calm play will be missed by New Zealand. On the other hand, the Indian team will play at full capacity.

This series is equally important for both countries because of the upcoming ODI World Cup.

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

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