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IND vs NZL 1st T20I match prediction 27 Jan 2023

Match date · 27 Jan 2023 · 19:30 IST
IND vs NZL prediction
  • The sides collided in November 2022 and finished playing two T20Is where IND posted the opening partnerships of 36 & 13. In response, NZ could only register 0 & 9 runs for the 1st wicket
  • Surya Kumar Yadav averages 46.41 in his T20I career
  • Finn Allen posted the scores of 0 & 3 runs in his last series vs IND
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IND vs NZ T20I 1 Predictions & Betting Tips

India will battle it out with New Zealand in the first of the three T20Is on Friday, January 27. JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi will host this game on January 27. I have handpicked the three best team and player betting tips for you to choose from the IND vs NZ match prediction.

Team India are coming in from a 3-0 whitewash against New Zealand in the ODI series. Hardik Pandya will take charge of the T20 team and will aim to keep the unbeaten streak going. India and New Zealand last faced each other in a T20I in November 2022, but rain played spoilsport in their three-match series and only one game was possible. Eventually, India won the series 1-0. With no weather threats this time around, both the sides will be eager to take a lead. Ahead of the match, I have collated the best betting tips for the IND vs NZ match predictions and you should keep on reading for a better insight.

IND vs NZ Team Bet:

I have picked the best team bet from the IND vs NZ match prediction.

India to have a higher opening partnership

India looked in spectacular form in the ODI series against New Zealand as they white washed them in a series win by 3-0. The Indian batters were the highlight of the series where they put up 60, 72 and 212 runs for the 1st wicket in the series. NZ, on the other hand, scored 28, 0 and 0 for the 1st wicket in those three games. IND, evidently, performed better in terms of batting whereas NZ had a selected number of batsmen who managed to put up a fighting innings in pursuit of victory. The sides collided in November 2022 and where IND posted the opening partnerships of 36 & 13. In response, NZ could only register 0 & 9 runs for the 1st wicket. Shubman Gill has proved himself as the one of the best openers in the country after his performance in the ODI series but the same is to be tested in a 20 over format. Prithvi Shaw might bat opposite Gill in the 1st T20I. However, Allen still remains as a liability for the NZ batting order. To retrieve the best bonus, log on to 1XBET to grab the odds of 1.85 for India to have a higher opening partnership from the IND vs NZ match prediction.

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NZ vs IND Player Bets:

Check out the best money making player betting tips from the upcoming NZ vs IND head-to-head fixture.

Surya Kumar Yadav to score over 23.5 runs

Surya Kumar Yadav is currently ranked as the top T20I player by ICC after a phenomenal year in 2022. Having made his T20I debut in 2021, he made a special impression on the selectors and the audience. SKY has a huge range of his unorthodox shots that makes it very difficult for the fielding team to predict the area of his shots. Yadav has played a total of 43 T20I innings and scored 1578 runs at an average of 46.41. His innings is laced with 3 centuries and 13 half-centuries. He averaged at 34.75 in the Asia Cup 2022. He bagged a total of 1164 runs in 31 T20I innings in 2022 at an average of 46.56. This includes his last two series against New Zealand in November 2022 followed by a three match series vs Sri Lanka in January 2023 respectively. He scored 111* and 13 runs vs NZ and 7, 51 and 112* against SL. His track record batting against NZ is impressive as well. In the 5 innings he played against them, he smashed 187 runs at an average of 46.75. He is an aggressive form that was very evident in the series against SL. With the facts mentioned, 1XBET should offer the best odds in favour of Surya Kumar Yadav to score high in the IND vs NZ head-to-head match and you should take it.

Finn Allen to score under 19.5 runs

The kiwi opener, Finn Allen, is a 23 year old right-handed batsman. He represents Wellington in the domestic circuit and is doing pretty well in the ongoing Super Smash 2023. But the same cannot be said about his T20I career. In his career of 25 T20I innings, he mustered 567 runs at an average of 22.68. That does not attract confidence, especially for the opener of a top tier squad of the cricket world. He recently played the ODI series against India. He started well with a 40 runs innings in the first game but was defenceless against the Indian pace attack as he returned without scoring any run in the next two outings. This is in line with his performance against IND in November, 2022 where he could only post the scores of 0 & 3 in the two T20Is. This computes to 3 runs in two games, also his experience playing against India where his average stands at a low 1.50. In 2022, he batted in 19 T20I innings and registered 411 runs at an average of 21.63. His last five scores in the format read as 16, 32, 4, 0 and 3 runs. Out of them, he failed to score beyond our target on four occasions and further strengthens this hot betting tip from the IND vs NZ match prediction. 1XBET offers the odds of 1.83 for Allen to score under 19.5 runs and you should pick it for a heavy return.

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My Picks:

India to have a higher opening partnership @ 1.85 (1XBET)

Surya Kumar Yadav to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)

Finn Allen to score under 19.5 runs @ 1.83 (1XBET)

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