India and New Zealand will take on each other in the 28th match of the 2021 edition of the 20-20 World Cup. Both these teams are yet to open their account in this tournament.
The Indian side was thrashed by the Pakistan side in their opening encounter of the competition. Batting first, the Virat Kohli-led outfit posted a total of 151/7 in their 20 overs. Virat Kohli top-scored with a sedate 57 and Rishabh Pant scored 39.
However, the Pakistan side made light work of the target. The Pakistan openers, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan put on an unbeaten 152-run partnership to help the ‘Men in Green’ win the match with 10 wickets to spare.
New Zealand also suffered a loss in their opening encounter to Pakistan. They posted a total of 134/8 on the board. But then, the Pakistan outfit chased down the target with 5 wickets and 8 balls to spare.
Both New Zealand and India are in search of their first win in the tournament. Which side will post its first victory of the competition?
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Dubai is one that will help the spinners. The chasing team has a hundred percent record at this venue in this tournament, winning all 5 matches played. That should give an idea of what the captain winning the toss would want to do.
Playing Combinations for India vs New Zealand
Predicted XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Shardul Thakur/Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah
Predicted XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (C), James Neesham, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Siefert, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
India vs New Zealand Head-to-Head
Matches- 16, India – 6, New Zealand – 8, Tied- 2
In 20-20 World Cups
Matches- 2, India – 0, New Zealand – 2, Tied- 0
India vs New Zealand Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney+Hotstar