We witnessed stiff competition from Kiwis in ODI series which is unexpected before the start of the series. However India managed to bag the series. Now Kohli’s team has one more mission in format of them. This time in the form of T20. We cannot rule out of chances for Kiwis to win. Kiwis are dangerous side especially in this short format because India has never won at20 against New Zealand in India. New Zealand ended on winning side on all the occasions.
Adieu to Ashish Nehra
Veteran pacer Ashish Nehra has announced retirement post this match. He will play his last T20I Tat Delhi today. Delhi is his home town. He will be cynosure of this match in front their home crowd.
All-round New Zealand side
New Zealand side is filled with all-rounder’s. Their last T20 against India was a win. India faced a defeat in 2016 tot20 world cup, at Nagpur. It won’t be a cake walk for New Zealand . Run out of Tom latham costed New Zealand series. He started the series with a brilliant 100. New Zealand has specialist all-rounders like Tod Astle, Tom Bruce, Glenn Phillips.
146 is the average first inning score at Feroz shah kotla. But there are instances recently where above 180 is achieved. Pitch is inclined to spinners. Chances of rain can be ruled out.
Equation is very clear. India’s chances of winning the game is directly proportional to Kohli’s performance. Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored centuries in last ODI. Feroz Shah Kotla is Kohli’s home ground. His Delhi mate Shikhar Dhawan is likely to open the batting with Rohit Sharma. KL Rahul is favourite to open the fourth spot.
Cricinfo scores prediction
New Zealand to win if they bat first.
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