IND vs NZ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 27, 2023

IND vs NZ Match Prediction - Jan 27, 2023

India has been near unstoppable in ODI cricket in 2023. They won that leg of the series 3-0 against New Zealand but we think the T20 series is going to be a lot closer. This is where India has opted for a younger and more inexperienced squad as compared to their ODI squad. Also, New Zealand has some very dangerous players in their lineup that can pull off a surprise. 

All of the best cricket betting sites in India have the home team as the favorite to win. We do think that the odds being offered are a bit on the lower side. Let us have a closer look at the two teams.

Match prediction and cricket betting tips for India vs New Zealand 1st T20 2023. The match will be played at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi on the 27th of January 2023. 

IND vs NZ Team Previews


India has made a few changes to its T20 squad from the one that faced Sri Lanka. The most notable change is the return of Prithvi Shaw to the lineup. he has been scoring runs in domestic cricket at a terrific rate and offers India the out-and-out smasher they are looking for at the start.

He may have to wait for his turn, though, as Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill could start the series. Gill has scored 567 runs in ODI cricket in 2023 already but his T20 scores against Sri Lanka were not the best. Still, confidence from one format can carry over. 

Rahul Tripathi at 3 and Suryakumar Yadav at 4 seem to be the way that India is going to go. Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and Washington Sundar will round out the batting lineup. With Axar Patel not being available, the batting lineup looks a bit short and could cost India. 

Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, and one out of Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal are likely to round out the bowling lineup. India also has the impressive Mukesh Singh in the squad for this series but he may have to wait for a game. 

The power at the top, Hardik's return as a genuine all-rounder, and the aggressive approach that India has adopted are all the biggest positives for India. A lack of batting depth and a slightly inexperienced bowling lineup are the negatives that you have to ascertain as well.

India Playing 11

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

New Zealand

New Zealand lost its number one ranking in the ODI's to India after the 3-0 loss that they suffered. Winning in the T20 series is not going to be easy but we do think New Zealand has a slightly better chance of competing. They have a number of all-rounders that give New Zealand tremendous batting depth and allow it to play aggressively without fear. 

Players like Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, and Glenn Phillips all play a number of roles in the team giving it fantastic flexibility. There is a dependence on Devon Conway and Finn Allen for runs that we do not like but that is exactly where the depth in the batting lineup comes in. 

The bowling unit is weakened by not having Tim Southee and Trent Boult available but this is a format in which Lockie Ferguson is formidable to face. Ish Sodhi and Mitch Santner will be used at key moments with Blair Tickner and perhaps Jacob Duffy rounding out the rest.

We would not take the New Zealand lineup lightly at all. 

New Zealand Playing 11

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

IND vs NZ Toss Prediction

66.7% of all T20 matches played in Ranchi have been won by the team that has chased. That is a significant advantage and we think the team that wins the toss is likely to chase. 

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

Pitch and Conditions

There is absolutely no rain predicted in Ranchi on match day. The pitch in Ranchi is a bit slow and tends to help the spinners. The average score is just about 157 but it has been quite long since the venue has hosted a high-profile T20 match.

Spinners have the lowest economy and the best average when it comes to the bowlers. Both teams have the players to take advantage of such conditions. 

IND vs NZ Betting Tips

We think India is a formidable team to play at home in any format but the T20 format is where it is the most vulnerable. With a young team that is still finding its feet, a batting lineup that is no set in stone, and a bowling attack that is quite inexperienced, India can be taken down. New Zealand is a stronger team than most people are giving it credit for and we think they have a good chance of pulling off an upset. 

Bet on New Zealand to win.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    To Hit A Six

    Suryakumar Yadav (1.57)


No player in the world has hit more sixes in the previous year than Suryakumar Yadav. He is a six-hitting machine and the T20 format is where he excels. This is an excellent betting market considering that.

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    Total Fours in the Match

    Over 28.5 (1.85)


The conditions in Ranchi has not been the best for scoring runs historically but there are just too many free-striking batters to bet against. Over 28.5 Fours is our recommendation for this match.

  1. Dafabet


    Ishan Kishan Total Runs

    Under 23.5 (1.85)


Ishan Kishan is the kind of batter that is going to get a really big score or get out cheaply. We think he could similar to Rishab Pant and actually struggle in T20 cricket because he goes too hard from the start. We are betting against him and picking Under 23.5 runs for this match.

Today Match Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 3.02

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Who will win IND vs NZ

India 63.37% (237)
New Zealand 36.63% (137)
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