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India vs New Zealand, ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Match Predictions, Pitch Report, Match Date and Time

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India vs New Zealand match predictions

The ICC T20 World Cup 2016 tournament’s first match kick starts at VCA, Nagpur today at 7:30 PM IST. With the hosts (India) being the hot picks, do the Kiwis(New Zealand) stand any chance winning this opening game of tournament? Here is our analysis:

Also See: India vs New Zealand Live Streaming Info T20 World cup 2016

India vs New Zealand Prediction (Today’s match Prediction)

It is difficult to predict any team in T20 match but looking at current form, Indian team is looking quite strong compared to the Kiwis. India has recently defeated  Pakistan and also won the Asia cup 2016 beating the host Bangladesh. Their top batsman Rohit Sharma, Dhawan, Kohli are in fabulous form and therefore,  India is a hot  favourite team for ICC world T20 2016. 

Also read: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Nagpur (VCA) Records

If India bats first, they should be able to score above 150 runs easily as this is speculated to be a batting pitch.

India vs New Zealand Prediction T20 World Cup Who Will Win

Prediction: India should win this match against Kiwis on Tuesday due to two reasons. First, Indian team are in tremendous form and looking very confident with three consecutive series win and second, they are playing in their home. So, they know condition better than New Zealand.

India-New Zealand Statistics

 India New Zealand
ICC T20 Rank1st4th
Highest Score218/4214/6
Last 5 T20Is ResultWWWWWWWLWW

Also read: India Vs New Zealand Head to Head in T20Is

India-New Zealand, VCA Stadium Pitch report & Conditions

The Scotland vs Hong Kong match at Nagpur on Saturday was affected by rain, but rain isn’t expected in the Maharashtrian city on Tuesday. It is expected to be cloudy with the temperature around 26-31°C. The pitch is likely to be a good one for batsmen with some assistance for the spinners. Ashwin and Jadeja could hold the key for India.

Edited by Staff Editor
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