IND vs NZ Match Prediction, Key Players, and Pitch Report


India and New Zealand will play the 28th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. They will be playing this match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, and it will start at 7:30 PM (IST).

It will be the second game of both teams in the 2021 T20 World Cup. Both India and New Zealand played their first game against Pakistan, which they both lost. Pakistan won the toss in both games and was elected to the field. Against India, Shaheen Afridi dismissed KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Suryakumar Yadav inside the powerplay.

His spell pushed India to backfoot. It looked like India was not at all prepared to take on Pakistan’s bowlers. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant did try to recover the team. They had a partnership of 53 runs for the fourth wicket. In the 13th over, Shadab Khan dismissed Pant and India was again back in the original state.

The lower-middle order tried its hand in batting. However, no one was able to stand against the wrath of the bowlers. Kohli did manage to score a half-century and took the total to 151 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Shaheen Afridi picked three wickets, and Hasan Ali picked two. Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf picked one wicket each for Pakistan.

Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam opened the innings for Pakistan. Indian bowlers tried their level best. However, nothing worked against them. They slowly took the game away from India’s reach and won in the 17.5 overs by a margin of ten wickets. Rizwan made 79 runs off 55 balls, and Azam made 68 runs off 52 balls.

For New Zealand, Martin Guptil and Daryl Mitchell opened the innings. It was for the first time that Mitchell opened the innings for New Zealand. They added 36 runs for the first wicket before Haris Rauf dismissed Guptill in the sixth over.

In the ninth over, Imad Wasim dismissed Mitchell. Mohammad Hafeez dismissed James Neesham in the next over. Kane Williamson and Devon Conway had a partnership of 34 runs for the fourth wicket. In the 14th over, Williamson was run out.

New Zealand finished the innings with 134 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. Haris Rauf picked four wickets in four overs and gave away 22 runs. Shaheen Afridi, Imad Wasim, and Mohammad Hafeez picked one wicket each for Pakistan.

Tim Southee dismissed Azam in the sixth over, and he made nine runs. Pakistan lost three more wickets by the end of the 12th over. It looked like Pakistan was out of the contest, and New Zealand might be able to bounce back.

Trent Boult dismissed Imad Wasim in the 15th over. Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali were there in the middle. They made 15 runs in the 18th over, and Pakistan required nine runs of the last 12 balls. Asif Ali finished the game for Pakistan in the 19th over. He made 27 runs off 12 deliveries. Haris Rauf was adjudged player of the match. We have included today playing 11, today pitch report, today weather report, today match prediction, and fantasy cricket tips & tricks in this article.

IND vs NZ Head to Head

India and New Zealand have played a total of 16 T20Is against each other. India has won six games, while New Zealand has won eight games. India has won the last five games against New Zealand and has dominated NZ vs IND head to head.

IND vs NZ Probable Today Match Playing 11

India Playing 11 

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakaravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand Playing 11

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

IND vs NZ Today Match Fantasy Team Suggestion

  • Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill
  • Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Devon Conway
  • All-rounders: Daryl Mitchell, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner
  • Bowlers: Ish Sodhi, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy

You can pick Rishabh Pant or Kane Williamson as the captain of the T20 WC match. You can select Ravindra Jadeja or Mitchell Santner as the vice-captain of the T20 World Cup match.

Pitch Report Today

India and New Zealand will be playing today T20 match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The cricket pitch in Dubai has provided enough support to batters in the last few games. Bowling in the second half is very difficult on this ground. Hence, the team winning the toss is likely to bowl.

Today’s Weather Report

The temperature during the game is likely to remain over 26-degrees Celsius. The atmosphere is expected to remain clear, warm, and humid. The probability of precipitation is zero. The cloud cover is likely to remain over 5%.

IND vs NZ Match Prediction Today

Our prediction is New Zealand might win this game due to its dominance over India in ICC events.n It was our IND vs NZ today's match prediction article. Fantasy Power 11 is a new fantasy cricket app. Follow our social media handles to remain updated with our latest content.