1st T20I: India vs New Zealand | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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The action between India and New Zealand will now shift from the ODI to the shorter format of T20Is. India have won the ODI series convincingly by a 3-0 margin and will be looking to maintain their form in the shorter format. 

The first match of the T20I series will be taking place at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi. The match will be taking place on the 27th of January 2023, Friday. It is scheduled to start from 7:00 PM IST. 

Before the match goes live, let us have a look at some important stats, prime player picks and best predicted XIs for the fantasy contests of the match. 

Ground Stats: JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Indore

The pitch at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Indore has been a balanced one. While, the batters have been able to score runs at a good rate, the bowlers have also chipped in with wickets. So, we can expect a good fight between the bat and the ball as New Zealand will try and give a tough fight after the humiliating defeat in the ODI format. 

T20I Records at the Venue

Total Matches: 3

Matches won batting first: 1

Matches won batting second: 2

Average score batting first: 155

Average score batting second: 110

Average runs per over: 7.86

Average runs per wicket: 24

IND vs NZ, Match 1: Probable Playing XIs

India Team News

No major updates

India Probable Playing XI

Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand Team News

No major updates

New Zealand Probable Playing XI

Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner

IND vs NZ, Match 1: Top Five Picks

  1. Suryakumar Yadav (IND): The Indian middle-order batter has been the best batter of the world in this format for the past year. If India is playing one cannot ignore Suryakumar Yadav in fantasy contests. 
  2. Devon Conway (NZ): The New Zealand opener played an aggressive knock in the last ODI. He brought up a century and has found good form ahead of the series, and the visitors will hope that Conway gives them some good starts in the T20I series. 
  3. Shubman Gill (IND): The Indian opener has been in a great form in the ODI series. The Indian team and the fans will hope that he continues his form in the shorter format and gives them some solid and blazing starts.
  4. Michael Bracewell (NZ): Michael Bracewell has been brilliant as an all-rounder in the ODI series. His composure and calmness in the lower middle-order will come in handy even in the T20I series. 
  5. Kuldeep Yadav (IND): The Indian china-man bowler has found a good rhythm with the ball in the ODI series. His presence in the fantasy team guarantees you some points in the fantasy contests. 

IND vs NZ, Match 1: Must picks for the match


  1. Suryakumar Yadav
  2. Shubman Gill
  3. Kuldeep Yadav

New Zealand

  1. Devon Conway
  2. Michael Bracewell
  3. Glenn Phillips

IND vs NZ, Match 1: Risky Picks for the match

India: Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tripathi

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver

IND vs NZ, Match 3: Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Suryakumar Yadav (IND)
  2. Michael Bracewell (NZ)
  3. Shubman Gill (IND)

IND vs NZ, Match 1: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Devon Conway

Batters: Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Phillips

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ish Sodhi

Captain: Suryakumar Yadav
Vice-captain: Michael Bracewell

IND: 6 Players, NZ: 5 Players

IND vs NZ, Match 1: Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeepers: Ishan Kishan, Dane Cleaver

Batters: Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman

All-rounders: Washington Sundar, Michael Bracewell

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh,  Yuzvendra Chahal, Henry Shipley

Captain: Shubman Gill
Vice-captain: Glenn Phillips

IND: 6 Players, NZ: 5 Players

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