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India vs New Zealand World Cup 2023: Pitch, Team, Preview And Prediction

India vs New Zealand, the only two unbeaten teams in the World Cup 2023, will clash in a thrilling match on Sunday, October 22. Find out the match preview, pitch and weather conditions, fantasy cricket tips and match prediction here.

India vs New Zealand

India and New Zealand, the only two unbeaten teams in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, will face each other in a high-voltage clash on Sunday, October 22, at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala.

The match will start at 1:30 pm IST and will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar. Both teams have won four matches each and are on top of the points table with eight points, but New Zealand has a superior net run rate (NRR) of +1.547 compared to India’s +0.979.

Match Preview: India vs New Zealand

The match is expected to be a close contest between two well-balanced sides that have shown great form and consistency in the tournament so far. India has defeated South Africa, Australia, England and Afghanistan, while New Zealand has overcome Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and West Indies.

Both teams have a strong batting line-up, with India relying on the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill and KL Rahul, and New Zealand boasting of Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra and Tom Latham.

The bowling departments are also equally matched, with India having Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav, and New Zealand having Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry.

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Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala.

Pitch and Weather Conditions: Dharamshala

The pitch at Dharamshala is known to be a good batting surface, with an average first innings score of 214 in ODIs.

However, the weather forecast suggests that there might be some rain and thunderstorms on the match day, which could affect the playing conditions and the toss decision.

The team that wins the toss might opt to bowl first and chase down a target under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method if there are interruptions due to rain.

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Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: India vs New Zealand

According to the Dream11 fantasy cricket tips, some of the key players to watch out for in this match are Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Yadav and Matt Henry. The probable playing XIs for both teams are as follows:

India: Rohit Sharma ©, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammad Shami.

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham © (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

IND vs NZ World Cup Match

Match Prediction: India vs New Zealand

The match is likely to be a nail-biting encounter between two of the best teams in the world. India has a slight edge over New Zealand in terms of head-to-head record in ODIs, having won 56 out of 110 matches.

However, New Zealand has beaten India in their last two ODI World Cup matches in 2019 and 2015. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top in this match and secures a place in the semi-finals.

Our prediction is that India will win this match by a narrow margin and maintain their unbeaten streak in the World Cup 2023.

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