India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: Under Rohit Sharma’s leadership, India defeated New Zealand by a commanding scoreline of 3-0 to clinch the Mastercard ODI trophy. Following the conclusion of the ODI series on January 24, The stage is all set for the first T20I of the New Zealand tour of India, where New Zealand will try to fix their errors and India will try to maintain their winning streak.
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A three-match Twenty20 International series between India and New Zealand will start on January 27 (Friday) at Ranchi’s JSCA International Stadium Complex. Both teams are preparing their best for the heating clash of India and New Zealand in 20-over-format.
The two teams will square off at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, where they previously faced off in 2021. After holding the visiting New Zealand team to 153 runs in 20 overs, India defeated them by 7 wickets with 16 balls remaining.
If we discuss the weather, it was favorable for the game in the entire ODI series. The first T20I Match is to be played at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi so let’s check out the weather forecast and Pitch report for the 1st T20I match INDIA vs New Zealand.
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INDIA vs New Zealand 1st T20I: Weather forecast
India vs New Zealand | 1st T20I of New Zealand tour of India 2023 will take place on January 27 (Friday) at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi, India. The match begins at 7:00 PM IST.
According to weather.com, on January 27(Friday), the weather conditions are favorable for a cricket match. The temperature of India’s Ranchi city will be 27° Celsius during the day and drop to 14° Celsius at night. The sky will be clear throughout the T20I match.
The chances of rain are 6% during the day and 4% at night during the match day. The humidity will be 64% to 80% and winds will blow toward the Northwest at the speed of 10-15kmph.
INDIA vs New Zealand 1st T20I: Pitch Report
JSCA International Stadium Complex, unlike most grounds in India, is on the larger side, making it a ground where spinners will come into action, with history indicating that slow spinners will take wickets on fields that offer grip and turn. The highest score in the three international T20 games played there was 196, which occurred in 2016. In the following two games, the side batting first scored 118 and 153 points.
However, a spokesperson of Jharkhand Cricket confirmed to Samachar Plus that the curators were setting in a pitch to improve run scoring. The typical first-inning score is around mid-160. However, it would not be surprising if teams score above 200 given the characteristics of surfaces in India in recent years. Dew is also anticipated to play a role, and teams in chase may find the ground to be more comfortable.
The conclusion is that rain is least expected to interrupt the and fans will enjoy full 40 overs match and the pitch is designed to aid batters. So expect a lot of runs and an exciting match.
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