India vs New Zealand, Match 21
ICC World Cup 2023, 22nd October 2023, 2:00 PM IST, HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
Cricket fans around the world are gearing up for an exciting clash as India takes on New Zealand in the 21st match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The highly anticipated contest is scheduled to take place in Dharamsala on Sunday, October 22, promising a thrilling battle between two cricketing giants.
India has been a dominant force in this World Cup campaign, comprehensively winning all four matches. Their performance has been exceptional, with the batting unit firing on all cylinders and the bowlers maintaining a tight grip on the opposition, consistently picking up wickets.
The Indian batting lineup, comprising experienced players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul, has been a force to reckon with. Their ability to build partnerships and accelerate when needed has made them a formidable challenge for any team.
The bowlers, led by the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, have played an equally crucial role in India's success, consistently delivering crucial breakthroughs.
On the other hand, New Zealand has displayed remarkable form in the tournament, mirroring India's success with four comprehensive wins.
The Kiwis have showcased exceptional batting prowess, adapting to a variety of pitch conditions with great finesse. Their batters, including Kane Williamson, Will Young, and Devon Conway, have consistently delivered, and their adaptability will be a crucial asset against India.
New Zealand's bowling unit has also risen to the occasion, providing valuable support to their batters. They have proven their mettle on various surfaces, and their ability to pick up key wickets will be pivotal in this highly anticipated match.
Fans are eagerly awaiting this showdown, which promises to be a battle of titans. Both India and New Zealand have shown exceptional form, and the clash in Dharamsala is set to be a defining moment in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
The fans can expect a riveting contest as these two cricketing giants aim to maintain their unbeaten streaks and assert their dominance in the tournament.
Team form, last 5 matches for India: W W W W L
Team form, last 5 matches for New Zealand: W W W W W
India vs New Zealand Match Preview
Right now, there doesn't seem to be any major flaw in the Indian side. The top five batters have been in sublime batting form. Whenever one batter has failed, someone else has stood up and delivered. Sharma, Kohli, and Rahul have been in good form particularly, scoring a lot of runs, and their contribution is going to be crucial in this match again.
The bowlers have been relentless as well. They have been picking up wickets and not conceding a lot of runs in every match. Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav have been the best among these bowlers, delivering consistently in every game. India's only concern going into this encounter would be Hardik Pandya's absence, who suffered an ankle injury in the last game.
But they have an equally good player in Suryakumar Yadav to fill in, and he will be eager to use this opportunity to his advantage.
Probable best performers
Probable best batter: Virat Kohli
Probable best bowler: Kuldeep Yadav
Possible Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
The Kiwis have been performing really well. Their top-order batters dominated in the first three games. When their top order got tested against Afghanistan in the last game, their middle order stood up and delivered.
New Zealand's pace attack has been relentless. Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, and Trent Boult have been on the money on all occasions. The spinners have performed equally well, keeping things tight in every game. They could give India a run for their money in this contest.
Probable best performers
Probable best batter: Kane Williamson
Probable best bowler: Mitchell Santner
Possible Playing XI
Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Pitch report and expected weather conditions for India vs New Zealand
The pitch in Dharamsala offers advantage to the new ball bowlers. But once the shine on the ball is gone, it's a paradise for the batters owing to the flat nature of the pitch and short boundaries.
HPCA Stadium ODI Records
Total matches: 7
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won bowling first: 4
Average 1st Innings score: 203
Expected weather conditions: The weather in Dharamsala on Sunday is expected to be pleasant with temperatures hovering around 19 degree Celsius. The sky is expected to be partly cloudy, which will give the side fielding first some relief.
India vs New Zealand Dream11 prediction
Take a look at India vs New Zealand Dream11 prediction:
Wicket-keepers: Devon Conway, KL Rahul
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill
All-rounders: Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Matt Henry, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav
Recommended captain: Virat Kohli
Recommended vice-captain: Ravindra Jadeja
Both Devon Conway and KL Rahul have been in top form and that's why they become must-have players for this game.
In the batters' section, we have gone with three Indian batters in Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shubman Gill. All three batters have been scoring consistently in this campaign and they are expected to do so once again.
As far as the all-rounders are considered, it is important to pick all three of Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, and Rachin Ravindra. All three players have been contributing consistently, either with bat or ball.
Matt Henry is the only New Zealand player we have gone within the bowling department. His pace could trouble the Indian batters a lot. Two other Indian bowlers also find a place in this team. They are Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav, who have been picking up wickets consistently.
India vs New Zealand Dream11 win prediction: India to win
The Indian team have been relentless in this tournament and New Zealand have looked like a strong force as well. However, when it comes to a match-up between these two sides, India have the upper hand owing to their familiarity with these conditions. Our tip is for them to win.
India's key players from their last game against New Zealand: New Zealand tour of India 2023
|Shubman Gill 112(78)||Shardul Thakur (6-0-45-3)|
|Rohit Sharma 101 (85)||Kuldeep Yadav (9-0-62-3)|
India vs New Zealand prediction odds and tips
The prediction odds for India to win the match are 9/20, indicating that they are the favourites to win this game. For the toss, both India and New Zealand have equal odds.
|Team to win the match||9/20||2/1|
|Team to win the toss||10/11||10/11|