Indian cricket team after a tremendous home season will lock horns against New Zealand in their own country. The 1st match of the T20 series will be played on Friday, January 24 at the Eden Park in Auckland. Indian cricket team outplayed every visiting nation during the home season. This is the 2nd time that India will be playing away from their home after 2019 World Cup exit. Team India with consecutive series victory would be feeling positive ahead of the series against the New Zealand.

New Zealand has always been a tough side to beat in the shorter format especially at their home. When it comes to T20 internationals, Indian team doesn’t hold a good record against the Kiwis. India and New Zealand have faced each other 11 times in T20 internationals and India has only won 3 matches out of it, and the rest are won by the Kiwis. This record is a clear indication of the sheer dominance of Kiwis against India in the T20 internationals.

With a total of 5 T20 matches in the series, Team India would definitely like to improve their stats against New Zealand in the T20 internationals. On the other hand, New Zealand has been struggling a lot in the recent times. The Kiwis were thrashed by the Aussies 3-0 in the Test matches in Australia, they also lost the T20 series against England by 3-2. New Zealand hasn’t been in a decent touch and they would like to turn the tables against Team India.

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Dream XI prediction for 1st T20I:

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Colin Munro
  • Virat Kohli (C)
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Kane Williamson
  • Rishabh Pant (WK)
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Colin de Grandhomme
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohammed Shami

India’s predicted XI for 1st T20I:

  • Rohit Sharma
  • KL Rahul
  • Virat Kohli (C)
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Rishabh Pant (WK)
  • Manish Pandey
  • Shivam Dube
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand predicted XI for 1st T20I:

  • Martin Guptill
  • Colin Munro
  • Kane Williamson (C)
  • Tim Seifert (WK)
  • Colin de Grandhomme
  • Ross Taylor
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Scott Kuggeleijn
  • Tim Southee
  • Blair Tickner

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