Just three days before this live cricket match in India, New Zealand competed in the final of the T20 World Cup 2021. That is the kind of gruelling schedule that PLAYERS nowadays have to deal with, and it is one of the reasons why they are so prone to burnout. New Zealand will go to India with the same group that reached the World Cup final, but India has made some changes to its roster in order to address some of the deficiencies that were highlighted during the World Cup. 


With this series, India will begin a new chapter in its Twenty20 International (T20I) history. Virat Kohli will be absent for the whole series, while Rohit Sharma has been named as the team’s new captain. In addition, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy have been released from the squad. Should be a good cricket match.

India must put up a squad for the next T20 World Cup, which will take place less than a year from now. Rahul and Rohit will open the batting, although Ruturaj Gaikwad may also get an opportunity to bat. Shreyas Iyer, Rishab Pant, and Venkatesh Iyer are all likely to be in the middle of the order for the Indian team.

From a betting perspective, you want to stay with the openers since they are expected to make the most significant contributions in this match. That means selecting one of KL Rahul or Rohit Sharma for the Top Batsman. For example, the Indian batters showed a distinct lack of purpose in the first few matches, particularly the one against New Zealand, and it is possible that they may try for more big hits this time around as a result.

Yuzvendra Chahal has returned to the fray, and he is the bowler we have selected to be the favourite in the Top Bowler betting market. He bowls slowly and aggressively, aiming for wickets. His success in the Indian Premier League (IPL) might convert into success in international matches as well.

In the Indian Premier League, Harshal Patel’s slower deliveries were unstoppable in their ability to take wickets. Do you think that will make it to the international circuit? 


It was New Zealand’s squad that played very well in the recently finished T20 World Cup, and it has a good chance of repeating that performance against India in this series. Given that no replacement for Devon Conway has been announced, we may anticipate the playing eleven to be similar to the one that took part in the championship game. 

As a result, Martin Guptill, Daryll Mitchell, will be called upon to provide the majority of the runs once again in the series. It has already been announced that Kane Williamson will miss the T20I series against India and so that is a big loss for New Zealand.

While there does seem to be an insufficiency of depth in the batting order, this might be revealed if the surface is bowler-friendly. The batting surface in Jaipur is normally pretty excellent and should benefit batsmen who are experienced confronting spin.

Mitch Santner and Ish Sodhi have a terrific record against Indian batters. To put it another way, Sodhi has taken more international T20I wickets against Indian batters than any other bowler in history, which is a mind-boggling figure. Trent Boult, Adam Milne, and Tim Southee are all going to want to take advantage of any opportunities that come their way in this encounter.

New Zealand has a well-established squad with players who are familiar with their responsibilities. Exhaustion and burnout will be the only things standing in the way of success.


India and New Zealand have faced each other in 17 T20I’s. India have won eight and New Zealand have won nine.


In this match, we are going to take a chance on the underdog, New Zealand. India is not a well-established squad and is undergoing significant transitions. A new captain, a new coaching staff, an uncertain batting order, and bowlers who have never played in international cricket are all part of the equation. Yes, the circumstances are favourable to them, but we do not believe that this is sufficient to justify the odds.


November 17, 2021 (Wednesday) 7 PM IST


Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

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