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Auckland, New Zealand: First T20I of the 5 matches T20I series between the hosts New Zealand and the visitors India will kick off from 24th January 2020. Here is the Pitch Report, Weather Report and the expected playing XI for the match.

During the first T20 between India and New Zealand at the Auckland ground, the main problem will be to choose the right combination before the captains of both the teams.

Team India’s record against New Zealand is not good anyway. In such a situation, all eyes will be on the Indian top order. Although Team India has good bowlers like Shami and Bumrah but still defeating New Zealand at their home has been challenging from the very beginning.

Weather Report | New Zealand vs India, First T20I

There will be light clouds during the match but there is no possibility of rain. The maximum temperature here is likely to be around 25 degrees. The wind will certainly flow at a speed of 24 km per hour but it will be of no use to the bowlers on a solid pitch. The humidity will be up to 75 percent during the match.

Pitch Report | New Zealand vs India, First T20I

This Eden Park pitch is considered very good for the batsmen. The highest score up to 245 has been scored here. Being too hard, it gets a lot of runs

while the bowlers don’t get any relief.

Stadium Facts

Capacity: 50,000
Stadium Name: Eden Park
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Total Matches: 20
Won batting first: 9 matches
First bowling won: 8 matches
First Innings Average: 168
Second Innings Average: 149
Highest score: 245/5 Australia vs New Zealand
Minimum score: 107/10 New Zealand vs South Africa
Successful Chase: 245/5 Australia vs New Zealand

New Zealand Team

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tim Seifert(w), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Hamish Bennett.

Probable Playing XI


Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett, Blair Tickner

India Team

Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Dube.


Probable Playing XI

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.