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Cricket Free Tips | India vs New Zealand, 2021: 1st T20I

The three-match Twenty20 International series between India and New Zealand will begin on November 17th. In the recently finished T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, India failed to live up to the expectations, as they were knocked out in the group stages. Under the guidance of coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma, they are poised to usher in a new era. The Men in Blue have a few new faces, with Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, and Venkatesh Iyer receiving their first India call-ups.

On the other side, New Zealand enjoyed a fantastic run in the T20 World Cup until losing in the final. It will be difficult for them to return to play after such a long period of rest. Kane Williamson has decided to skip the T20I series to focus on the Test series. In his absence, Tim Southee will command the team.


The weather is forecast to be bright skies with no risk of rain. The temperature is expected to be around 18°C. 


Although it has hosted some T20s in the IPL, the venue in Jaipur has yet to stage a T20I. It’s a high-scoring environment, so batters should enjoy a fantastic day on the field. The team that chooses to chase first should be the preferable position.


Probable Playing XIs
Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Harshal Patel, KL Rahul, Mohammed Siraj, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
New Zealand:
Tim Southee (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, Adam Milne


India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I, Dream 11:
KL Rahul (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Trent Boult, Suryakumar Yadav, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ish Sodhi


Match winner

  • India

Winning the toss

  • India

Top Batsman

  • India – KL Rahul
  • New Zealand – Martin Guptill

Top Bowler

  • India – Ravichandran Ashwin
  • New Zealand – Trent Boult

Most Sixes 

  • India – KL Rahul
  • New Zealand – Martin Guptill

Player of the Match

  • India – KL Rahul

Team Scores Batting First 

  • India – 180+
  • New Zealand – 160+


New Zealand enjoys the underdog tag, but they may find it difficult to push themselves for a game soon after the T20 World Cup. They will not be as effective with the bat or the ball without Trent Boult and Kane Williamson, and we expect India to win. Let’s enjoy this exciting match with Baji now!

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