IND vs NZ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 01, 2023

IND vs NZ Match Prediction - Feb 01, 2023

The T20 series is now 1-1 heading into the final match at Ahmedabad. The second T20 match was played on a horror of a pitch. Yes, we like seeing the bowlers dominate sometimes but the previous match went too far the other way. We expect something completely different in Ahmedabad as there will be a lot of scrutiny on the surface and the BCCI bigwigs hanging around. 

All of the best cricket betting sites in India have the home team as the favorite to win. New Zealand has already shown us that it is a dangerous opponent and capable of winning. Can it cause another upset and take the series?

Match prediction and cricket betting tips for India vs New Zealand 3rd T20 2023. The match is going to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 1st of February 2023. 

IND vs NZ Team Previews


India will go into the third T20 with an advantage because it is playing in home conditions but as we have seen already, the Indian batters are also not too comfortable when the ball spins a lot. We don't think that is going to be the case here. 

India played five T20's against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in 2021 where the ball bounced a lot and the fast-bowlers had plenty to work with. If that is the case then Indian batters like Shubman Gill, SKY, and Hardik Pandya (who like the bounce and pace) have a good chance of scoring runs. 

Pressure is mounting on Ishan Kishan who has not really done much opening the batting and this could be the last opportunity he gets. We think Prithvi Shaw is still likely to have to wait for his turn. Rahul Tripathi and Deepak Hooda should continue to keep their place in the eleven. 

India dropped Umran Malik for the previous match but we think he could make a comeback for this one. Having an express fast bowler could be crucial if the wicket is similar to what we saw last year. Hardik Pandya will himself also fancy bowling with the new ball. 

India Playing 11

Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Washington Sundar, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

New Zealand

New Zealand has been competitive in both matches and has shown a tremendous ability to adapt to some tough conditions. On paper, the New Zealand team might be expected to do better in Ahmedabad on a pitch that has more bounce and carry than the surfaces that they have played on so far but we don't think that will be the case. 

New Zealand's batting lineup is pretty shallow and depends a bit too much on Devon Conway. Finn Allen is ultra-aggressive and can be devastating when he comes off but his success percentage is quite low. March Chapman has not looked the part so far and Glenn Phillips has struggled in India. 

If the ball does do a bit off the surface, New Zealand will struggle. 

The bowling lineup for New Zealand is quite spin-heavy. Michael Bracewell and Mitch Santner are the two leading spinners with support from Ish Sodhi, Mark Chapman, and even Glennn Phillips if required. Lockie Ferguson could be the bowler to watch out for in this match but Blair Tickner just does not seem to have the quality required for the top level of cricket. 

New Zealand may have had a better chance of winning on the low-scoring spin-friendly surfaces that we saw in the first two matches, strange as it may sound. 

New Zealand Playing 11

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Benjamin Lister.

IND vs NZ Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss is likely to want to field first. 

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

There is no rain predicted in Ahmedabad and it could be quite warm as well. The humidity is also quite low and may not see too much dew in this match. The surface is something everyone will be keen to see and history suggests we should get a good batting surface with some extra bounce and pace for the fast-bowlers to work with. 

A score of around 180 is on the cards batting first. 

IND vs NZ Betting Tips

We think this is the match in which the Indian team has the best chance of winning. Its batters will enjoy the ball coming on to the bat and the bowlers have the tools to expose the New Zealand batting as well. More so than any other match, we believe that India is the team to back here. 

Bet on India to win. 

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Suryakumar Yadav Total Runs

    Over 24.5 (1.85)


SKY is perfectly suited to take advantage of conditions where there is a bit of extra pace and bounce. We think he could get a big score in this match taking a punt on him is worth the risk.

  1. 10CRIC


    Total Fours in the Match

    Over 26.5 (1.90)


The Over/Under for this betting market seems pretty low to us considering the history of the venue. There is a good chance that this bet will come through and we are going to go big on this one.

  1. Betway


    To Hit A Six

    Suryakumar Yadav (1.57)


Yes, we have recommended this bet in all the matches so far but it has paid off every single time except for the previous one when the pitch was atrocious. We are going to back him to clear the boundary at least once more.

Today Match Prediction

India To Win the Match, 1.46

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Who will win IND vs NZ

India 72.45% (334)
New Zealand 27.55% (127)
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