Auckland will be much windy, the humidity will be quite high as well
The pitch at Eden Park will have bounce and carry, but that will only help the batsmen play their shots on the rise, as there isn’t likely to be any lateral movement off the surface.
India have played a couple of T20I series in New Zealand so far and have lost them both.
They have managed to win just one T20I game in New Zealand to date.
This is the first time that India are going to play a 5-match T20I series.
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Venue Details and Pitch Report
24 Jan, 12:20 PM IST
Eden Park, Auckland
Christopher Brown, Shaun Haig
The pitch at Eden Park will have bounce and carry, but that will only help the batsmen play their shots on the rise. Considering the ground dimensions, batting second will be the preferred choice.
Auckland will be much windy, the humidity will be quite high as well. A slightly cloudy with the temperatures being in the range of 17-25°C is expected.
After a 'brave' comeback win against Australia, the Indian team will be looking to set their record straight in New Zealand. Captain Virat Kohli has a lot of options for different positions in the team and is likely to consider each one of them with the T20 WC in mind later this year. On the other hand, New Zealand will be hoping to make the most of the home conditions and keep their impeccable record against India. Despite the chopping and changing in both squads due to injuries and form-related issues, the five-match T20I series will offer the highest standards on a cricket field.