IND vs NZ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 25, 2021
India whitewashed New Zealand in the T20 series and will now look to exact some revenge for the World Test Championship in the Tests that follow. New Zealand is the World Test Champion and clearly wants to give its title defense the best chance possible. It rested a few key players from the T20 matches to try and have them be as fresh as possible for the Test Matches.
Beating India in India is never easy and while it may not have won the WTC, India has consistently been the best Test team in the world and has won in different conditions all around the world.
It is no surprise that India is the favorite at all cricket betting sites but we would not count out New Zealand just yet. There are a few important players missing and we could be in for a close contest.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for India vs New Zealand 1st Test 2021. The match is going to be played at Green Park, Kanpur starting on the 25th of November 2021.
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IND vs NZ Team Previews
India has been in fantastic form in Test cricket over the last few years. It won seven out of the eight matches it played in 2019 (5five of them at home), won a series in Australia, won two Test matches in England, and has shown itself capable of performing under pressure.
India’s real strength, though, is playing at home. With Australia increasingly beatable at home, it is fair to say that beating India in India is the biggest challenge that any cricketing nation can face.
India has lost just two matches at home in the last five years (one each to England and Australia). Also, New Zealand has never won a series in India and has not won a test match in India since 1988.
Easy to say that history is on India’s side then!
India is going to be missing some key players for this match, though. Virat Kohli has been rested for the series while Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, and Rishab Pant are going to be missing the entire series.
KL Rahul has been ruled out injured and so Shubman Gill will open the batting with Mayank Aggarwal once more. There was talk of Shubman Gill batting in the middle-order prior to the series. It is also likely that Suryakumar Yadav could make his debut leapfrogging Shreyas Iyer who is also in the squad. One betting strategy that you can follow is to bet on the ‘Over’ for each individual Indian batsman. There is a good likelihood that you will end up making money in the end as India often posts giant scores at home.
If you want to make a pick for the Top Batsmen India, then we like Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill as options.
Axar Patel, R Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja could all feature in the playing eleven alongside two Indian pacers. Pitches in India are going to favor the spinners and these three bowlers could run riot.
Axar Patel is in good form and showed just how prolific he could be against England on helpful pitches. Maybe take a punt on him for the Top Bowler India betting market.
India Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, WP Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Can you be the World Test Champions and still come into the series as the underdogs? That is exactly what has happened with New Zealand. It is going to be hoping to make history by winning this series although, we suspect, it will be very happy to win even just one match.
The New Zealand batsmen are going to face a trial by spin in this march. If the pitches are anything like what we saw in the series against England, then they are in for a very tough time.
Of course, New Zealand has got some very good players of spin as well. Kane Williamson is an excellent batsman of spin with one hundred and three fifties in India to his name. He also averages nearly 65 in the UAE where spinners dominate.
He is a good option for the Top Batter New Zealand betting market but the odds on him are not too great. You can also look at Tom Latham, who has five fifties against India (three of them in India) and will be an effective counter against the left-arm spinners.
Mitch Santner and Ajaz Patel are going to be the bowlers to lead the attack for New Zealand in this match. There is no way to put it lightly: New Zealand’s spinners do not hold a candle to India’s and to expect them to be able to win a test match in India is being highly optimistic.
If New Zealand does get a win, it will be thanks to its fast bowlers and reverse swing.
New Zealand Playing 11
Tom Latham, Will Young, KS Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Rachin Ravindra, TG Southee, Ajaz Patel, Kyle Jamieson, William Somerville.
IND vs NZ Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. The pitch is going to be at its best for batting in the first day or so and then take spin very quickly.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
India last lost a test match in Kanpur in 1983 and the one before that in 1959. This is just not a venue where India loses very often. The weather conditions are expected to be absolutely brilliant for cricket with no rain in sight. The pitch is going to be dry and will spin from Day 1. The batsmen should still be able to score runs comfortably on the first couple of days but it is going to get increasingly difficult with every passing session.
Getting a first-inning lead is massive in such conditions.
IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction
Dream11 team and Dream 11 tips for India vs New Zealand 1st Test 2021.
IND vs NZ Playing 11
- W Saha
- C Pujara
- K Williamson
- T Latham
- S Gill
- . R Jadeja (vc)
- R Ashwin (c)
- A Patel
- I Sharma
- . N Wagner
- . A Patel
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
IND vs NZ Betting Tips
We are going to bet on India to win this match. It is playing in home conditions where its spinners are very tough to combat. Sure, there are a few players missing but there is enough depth in the squad to not let it matter too much. New Zealand will have to play out of its sin to even put up a fight and we just don’t see that happening.
Bet on India to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
If there is a hundred that is going to be scored in this match, then that will be in the first inning because the spinners could really take over by the second one comes around. Worth a bet for the odds being offered.
Another excellent value bet in our opinion. Gill is a prolific boundary hitter and will face the new ball. He could help you win this bet in the first couple of overs itself.
New Zealand relies quite heavily on Tom Latham as a batsman. He has a good record against India and is very good against the spinners as well. We love the chance to 5x your stake on this one and recommend a punt.