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IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of New Zealand tour of India.

India vs New Zealand will play in the 1st ODI match of the three-match ODI series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.


India will start the series as the favorites. They were clinical in their last home series against the Lankans and won it by 3-0. The new faces in the team looked very promising in the last series.

With the bat, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will handle the top order and all are in excellent form. In the middle order, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are expected to handle the middle-order in the absence of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. Hardik Pandya will do the finishing duties as usual.

With the ball, they are likely to go with three pacers and two spinners with Hardik Pandya being the 6th bowler. Mohammad Siraj and Mohammad Shami are expected to lead the pace attack. Whereas, Kuldeep Yadav and Washington Sundar will handle the spin department.

New Zealand:

New Zealand will be high on confidence after beating Pakistan in their last series by 2-1 and can certainly surprise the home team. They will be without the services of Kane Williamson and Tim Southee in this series.

With the bat, Finn Allen, Devon Conway and Henry Nicholas will handle the top order. Whereas, Skipper Tom Latham along with Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips will be their key players in the middle order.

With the ball, Lockie Ferguson will lead the pace attack along with Blair Tickner and Daryl Mitchell. They are expected to go with the three front line spinners in the form of Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi and Michael Bracewell.

India vs New Zealand Match Details

IND vs NZ, 1st ODI, New Zealand tour of India, 2023.

Date: 18th January, 2023

Time: 1:30 PM IST.

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

IND vs NZ Pitch Report 2023

Average 1st Innings score: 277

Average 2nd innings score: 250

(The average score based on the overall T20I matches played on the ground so far)

The pitch at the venue is expected to be a typical Indian wicket with good support for the batters and also the spinners. Winning the toss and bowling first will be ideal considering the dew factor.

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IND vs NZ Live Streaming

The live streaming of India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI will be available on the Star Sports Network and also on the hotstar app.

You can also catch the live commentary, scorecard, and latest updates of the 1st ODI match between IND vs NZ by clicking here IND vs NZ Live Score.

IND vs NZ Head to Head

Matches Played: 113

IND Won: 55

NZ Won: 50

Tied: 1

No Result: 7

India vs New Zealand recent form

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Team News (IND vs NZ)


  • Axar Patel and KL Rahul will miss this series due to personal resaons.
  • Shreyas Iyer will also miss this game due to back injury.

New Zealand:

  • Tim Southee and Kane Williamson will not be available for this series.

IND vs NZ Probable Playing 11


Player NameRole
Rohit Sharma (C)RHB
Shubman GillRHB
Virat KohliRHB
Suryakumar YadavRHB
Ishan Kishan (WK)LHB
Hardik PandyaRHB+RAFM
Washington SundarLHB+RAO/LHB+LAO
Shardul Thakur/Umran MalikRHB+RAFM/RAF
Mohammad ShamiRAFM
Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep YadavRAL/LAC
Mohammad SirajRAF
India Playing 11

New Zealand:

Player NameRole
Finn AllenRHB
Devon ConwayLHB
Henry Nichollas LHB
Daryl MitchellRHB+RAM
Tom Latham (C & WK)LHB
Glenn PhillipsRHB
Michael BracewellLHB+RAO
Mitch Santner LHB+LAO
Ish SodhiRAL
Blair TicknerRAFM
Lockie FergusonRAF
New Zealand Playing 11

Top picks and Player Stats (IND vs NZ Match)

India Player Stats

Virat Kohli:

(268 M, 12754 R, 58 A)

He will bat at 3 and needs no introduction. Kohli scored two hundreds in the last series and is in outstanding form and is a very good pick for C & VC in IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction.

Hardik Pandya:

(68 M, 1436 R, 33 A + 449 O, 64 W)

He will contribute with both bat and ball and is in excellent form. Pandya was decent in the last series and is likely to get more opportunities to bat in this game.

Rohit Sharma:

(238 M, 9596 R, 48 A)

He will open the innings and is a quality player. Sharma looked in brilliant touch in the last game and has good numbers against New Zealand.

Suryakumar Yadav:

(17 M, 388 R, 29 A)

He will bat in the middle order and is one of the best batters in the world currently. Suryakumar is in good form and will be a good differential pick.

Shubman Gill:

(18 M, 894 R, 59 A)

Gill will open the innings and is a very talented player. He scored one hundred and one fifty in the last series and will be another must-have pick.

Mohammad Siraj:

(19 M, 154 O, 33 W)

Siraj will bowl with the new ball and can also bowl in death. He was outstanding in the last series and will be a crucial pick.

Mohammad Shami:

(85 M, 720 O, 155 W)

He will bowl in the powerplay and death and is an experienced player. Shami was good in the last series and will be a safe pick.

Kuldeep Yadav:

(75 M, 662 O, 124 W)

Yadav will be their main spinner and will bowl in middle overs. He can pick up wickets in bulk in the middle overs.

New Zealand player Stats:

Tom Latham:

(120 M, 3442 R, 35 A)

He is one of the best batters on the team and will also do the keeping duties. Latham can play well in these conditions and is a very good differential pick for C & VC in IND vs NZ Dream11 Team.

Devon Conway:

(15 M, 578 R, 44 A)

He will open the innings and is a very consistent player. Conway is in decent form and will be a crucial pick in this game.

Lockie Ferguson:

(50 M, 440 O, 84 W)

He will lead the bowling attack and will bowl with the new ball. Ferguson can pick up wickets in bulk and will be a must-have pick.

Henry Nicholls:

(58 M, 1590 R, 35 A)

He is likely to bat at 3 and is a solid player. Henry will have less selection in this game and can be a trump card pick.

Glenn Phillips:

(12 M, 260 R, 37 A)

He will bat in the lower order and can bowl a few overs if needed. Phillips was brilliant in the last series and will be a good differential pick.

IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

IND vs NZ 2023 Dream11 Prediction for Grand Leagues:

IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction

Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 1st ODI between IND vs NZ

  • You can pick G Phillips in place of W Sundar.
  • R Sharma and H Pandya are also good options for C & VC.

Captain and Vice-Captain (IND vs NZ)

  • Virat Kohli
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Tom Latham
  • Mohammad Siraj

Also read: How to choose the best Captain and Vice-Captain in Dream11

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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