Pakistan has defeated both India and New Zealand in their first matches on the group stage. The next game would be crucial for India and New Zealand to gain confidence ahead of the upcoming matches. According to their recent performances, India is well ahead of New Zealand.
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In 12 T20 internationals against the Bangladesh cricket team, West Indies went on to win six times, and Bangladesh won five times (1 match had no result). The Tigers have won three matches in their last five encounters, and in the world Cup, both sides played each other twice, winning one each.
|Category||Total Matches||India (wins)||New Zealand (wins)|
|In T20 World Cup||2||0||2|
|Last 5 matches||5||5||0|
The recent match performances of the two sides clearly indicate that India is winning this match as in the last ten matches they played against New Zealand, India won 7 of them. Almost all of the Indian team’s players are familiar with the conditions of the UAE as a result of the IPL being held here, giving them an advantage over New Zealand.
On the other hand, New Zealand is struggling in UAE, having lost both warm-up matches against England and Australia, while India comfortably defeated both the teams.
Virat Kohli is the perfect example of the term “Leading from the front.” Introductions of youngsters like Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Surya Kumar Yadav, along with the veteran Rohit Sharma, have made the batting lineup fearsome for all the bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja are taking care of the bowling department.
On the other hand, Kane Williamson guided the New Zealand squad to six victories in eight T20 international matches in 2021. With the additions of Devon Conway and Glenn Philips, the batting order has been improved, while Tim Southee is the core of the bowling attack, along with Ish Sodhi.
Virat Kohli is the heart of India’s batting lineup, and he is a natural performer for his team. At the opening, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul can score quick runs and anchor the innings. Suryakumar Yadav, with Virat Kohli controlling the middle order. Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya are capable of hitting big shots at the end of the innings.
Jasprit Bumrah has been India’s go-to bowler in every situation of the game from his debut. The experienced pair of Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are still making headlines for the team. Ravindra Jadeja has proved his ability as an All-Rounder over the years.
New Zealand will depend on Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Mitchell Santner to get through India’s batting lineup as they are the go-to bowlers for their captain. The heart of their batting lineup is Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson, with the new power-hitting batters like Devon Conway, Tim Seifert, and Glenn Philips. James Neesham is helping the team with his all-rounder performance constantly.
Jasprit Bumrah will be the best match bowler as he is the main bowler of his captain in every situation and is in excellent form. He also has taken ten wickets in nine matches against New Zealand with an impressive economy of 6.26. We’ve seen him bowl impressively this season and he’s most likely to be the best bowler in the upcoming fixture.
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According to his performance against New Zealand and an impressive batting record in T20 world cups, Virat Kohli will win the man of the match today. He averages almost 38 in 9 matches against New Zealand with an impressive strike rate of 145, and he averages nearly 83 in the T20 world cups. If he manages to remain on strike and earn some considerable runs for the team, he’s most likely to be the man of the match in the upcoming fixture.
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Virat Kohli has the highest chance to be the best batsman for his side, according to the unbelievable batting record in the T20 World Cups. He has scored 834 runs in 17 T20 world cup matches with a strike rate of 131 and scored ten fifties.
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Kane Williamson will be his team’s top batsman since he has played the most matches and scored the most against India among the current New Zealand squad players. He has scored 325 runs in 11 matches, averaging almost 30 with a strike rate of 135.
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|Lokesh Rahul||c Daryl Mitchell b Tim Southee||18||16||3||0||112.5|
|Ishan Kishan||c Daryl Mitchell b Trent Boult||4||8||1||0||50|
|Rohit Sharma||c Martin Guptill b Ish Sodhi||14||14||1||1||100|
|Virat Kohli||c Trent Boult b Ish Sodhi||9||17||0||0||52.94|
|Rishabh Pant||b Adam Milne||12||19||0||0||63.16|
|Hardik Pandya||c Martin Guptill b Trent Boult||23||24||1||0||95.83|
|Ravindra Jadeja||not out||26||19||2||1||136.84|
|Shardul Thakur||c Martin Guptill b Trent Boult||0||3||0||0||0|
|Total||(20 Ov, RR: 5.5)||110/7|
|Martin Guptill||c Shardul Thakur b Jasprit Bumrah||20||17||3||0||117.65|
|Daryl Mitchell||c Lokesh Rahul b Jasprit Bumrah||49||35||4||3||140|
|Kane Williamson||not out||33||31||3||0||106.45|
|Devon Conway||not out||2||4||0||0||50|
|Total||(14.3 Ov, RR: 7.76)||111/2|
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