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IND vs NZ Today Match Prediction 1st Test, Cricket Betting Tips, 25th November


  • Match: India Vs New Zealand 
  • Date- 25th November 2021
  • Match Format- Test
  • Venue- Green Park, Kanpur
  • Time- 9:30 AM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Foggy and Clear,15-24℃

IND vs NZ, 1st Test General Online Betting Odds

India – 1.60

New Zealand – 4.60

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IND vs NZ Today Match Prediction, 1st Test, 25th November 2021

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New Zealand

New Zealand was completely bamboozled by India in the T20I series but will be hoping for a better show in the Test series to end their 33 years drought in India. Kiwis are the number one ranked Test side in the world and were recently crowned inaugural World Test Championship champions and this series will be their first step towards their defense. Kane Williamson and Kyle Jamieson missed the T20I series and will look to come back refreshed after some much-needed break.

New Zealand has a really balanced squad with most of the players having experience of playing in subcontinent conditions. Players like Henry Nicholls, Tom Latha, Mitchell Santner, and Neil Wagner are on their 2nd tour to India. Eyes will be on Ajaz Patel who was New Zealand hero in the 2018 historic series win UAE against a strong Pakistani side.

  • New Zealand have won the last three tests against India.
  • Kane Williamson’s batting average in India is 35.46
  • It will be the 4th Tour of India for Ross Taylor in Test matches.

Top Batsmen for New Zealand

  • Kane Williamson- 7230 runs at 53.95 average
  • Ross Taylor- 7565 runs at 45.84 average
  • Tom Latham- 4056 runs at 41.38 average

Top Bowlers for New Zealand

  • Tim Southee- 314 wickets at 28.22 average
  • Neil Wagner- 229 wickets at 26.40 average            
  • Ajaz Patel– 26 wickets at 30.46 average


India completely looked in revenge mode in the T20 series and will hope to continue their ruthless aggression in the Test series also. The loss in the World Test Championship Final will also provide an extra boost for India to settle the score as they did in the T20I series. India has not lost a single series at home since 2012 but this New Zealand series is going to be the toughest challenge to India till now.

India will also have to deal with many absences as Virat Kohli is unavailable for 1st match, KL Rahul is ruled out and Rohit Sharma is rested for this series which leaves a big hole in the Indian lineup. India might look inexperienced in terms of the batting department but the bowling lineup looks really solid and threatening. The duo of Ashwin and Jadeja was already a big threat but the emergence of Axar Patel since the England series makes the Indian spin department really dangerous.

  • India won the last series against New Zealand at home 3-0 in 2016.
  • Ashwin’s bowling average against New Zealand is 16.53
  • Ajinkya Rahane scored his career highest score against New Zealand in the last test in India.

Top Batsmen for India

  • Cheteshwar Pujara- 6494 runs at 45.41 average
  • Ajinkya Rahane- 4756 runs at 39.63 average
  • Mayank Agarwal- 1052 runs at 45.73 average

Top Bowlers for India

  • Ravi Ashwin- 413 wickets at 24.56 average
  • Ravindra Jadeja- 227 wickets at 24.96 average
  • Ishant Sharma– 311 wickets at 32.22 average

Venue Stats:

Match Venue      Kanpur
Total matches         22
Matches won batting first            7
Matches won bowling first3
Average 1st Inns scores371
Average 2nd Inns scores 323
Average 3rd Inns scores254
Average 4th Inns scores 135
The highest total recorded676/7 (167.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
The lowest score recorded105/10 (57.4 Ov) by AUS vs IND

Weather Report

The weather is going to be perfect throughout the whole test match and there are no chances of any interruption but we might see some fog early in the morning during the first season. Temperature is expected to be cold in the early period and as the sun will go up, the temperature will ease down.

  • Rain: 0%
  • Humidity 63%
  • Wind speed: 2 km/h.
  • Temperature- 15-24 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

Ironically the last international test match played here was between India and New Zealand only during the 2016 tour. The pitch played well throughout 5 days and didn’t have any odd behavior as we witnessed in pitches during England’s tour of India recently this year. Spinners are expected to be in play from day one but moisture in the wicket in the morning could offer some help to seamers early on.

IND vs NZ, 1st Test Match, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

IND Playing 11

Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

Wicket-keeper: Wriddhiman Saha

Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer

All-rounders: Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav

NZ Playing 11

Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Neil Wagner, Mitchell Santner, William Somerville, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee

Wicket-keeper: Tom Blundell (wk)

Batsmen: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls

All-rounders: Mitchell Santner

Bowlers: Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, William Somerville

IND vs NZ – Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction

India is expected to win the match against New Zealand

KhelTalk experts feel India will win against New Zealand in this match. India are undefeated at home since 2012 and even without star players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, or KL Rahul, India will be starting as favorites. India is full of match-winners and the presence of Legend R Ashwin in the spin department gives India a huge edge.

Debut is expected to be given to Shreyas Iyer as India looks inexperienced in the batting department but has enough skill set to compensate for experience. On the Other hand, New Zealand will also fancy their chances as they have performed extremely well in Asia in recent times. They drew a series against Srilanka in 2019 and won a series against Pakistan in 2018 which would give them huge confidence. We expect India to win this match against New Zealand.

Popular Betting Odds For IND vs NZ, 1st Test, Today Match Prediction, Cricket Betting Tips

Top Batsman for New Zealand – Kane Williamson (3.60 odds)

Kane Williamson missed the T20 series to prepare for the Test series and that rest might give him much-needed refreshment after a hectic IPL season and World T20. It will be the third tour for Kane Williamson in India for the Test series and his record so far has been below average according to his standards. He only averages 35 and scored only one century which was way back in the 2012 tour. Undoubtedly, he is one of the best players against spin currently in the world and would hope to leave a mark in India finally on this tour. He is our pick for best batsman from New Zealand.

Top Batsman for India – Cheteshwar Pujara (4.00 odds)

Cheteshwar Pujara is going to be India’s key man in this series in absence of most of the key batters. Pujara will also have a point to prove as his last century came in 2019 January and people are starting to raise questions over his position in the team. He has been India’s most dependable batsman after Virat Kohli in recent times and his experience will be really crucial for India in this series. Cheteshwar Pujara is often criticized for his slow strike rate which will be interesting to see if he is gonna make some changes as great Rahul Dravid is in the Indian backroom now. Cheteshwar Pujara is a dependable player and could give you good returns from this match.

Top Bowler for New Zealand  – Mitchell Santner (4.33 odds)

Mitchell Santner was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand in the T20 series and looked in complete control of his game. Santner has not enjoyed much success in his Test career so far but this series is a big opportunity to redeem himself at the biggest stage. He is a much more experienced bowler now in Test cricket and it will be his 2nd Indian tour and he has been regular around Indian conditions through IPL stints. Santner is a talented bowler and lately has looked in good shape. He can give you good returns and is our pick for best bowler from New Zealand.

Top Bowler from India – Ravi Ashwin (3.20 odds)

Ravi Ashwin is an integral part of the Indian test setup and proudly comes in the prestigious club of 400 wickets. Ashwin has been India’s go-to man in these conditions and in February also, he was excellent against England. He has an incredible record against New Zealand and his bowling average is 16. Ashwin’s battle against Kane Williamson is likely to decide the fate of the match and in recent times Ashwin has tasted good success against him. Ravi Ashwin has now earned legendary status in test cricket and he is a mandatory pick for everyone in this match. He is our pick for best bowler from India.

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