Venue Details & Pitch Report - Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

Average First Innings Score at Dharamsala in ODIs: 232

Batting First vs Batting Second at Dharamsala in ODIs: Win Bat 1st - 43%, Win Bat 2nd - 57%

IND-NZ Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in ODIs: Virat Kohli(1), Tom Latham(10)

IND-NZ Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in ODIs: Hardik Pandya(5), Ravindra Jadeja(8)

Ground dimensions: The venue has 70m straight boundaries, 64m & 63m square boundaries, 57m Third Man & 70m Cow-Corner, and 57m Fine Leg & 68m Deep-Extra-Cover boundaries.

Pitch Report: There was a good amount of live grass on the pitch, which can be helpful for fast bowlers. There was movement with the new ball and we saw good bounce as well - this venue has seen more bounce compared to the other Indian grounds. 

The pitch might be difficult for batters but at the same time, the ball will also come nicely onto the bat, and get better for batters as the day progresses.

Predicted Playing XI - India vs New Zealand, Match 21, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

        Bench: Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C & WK), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

       Bench: Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi

Fantasy Notes (INDIA) - India vs New Zealand, Match 21, World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of India players vs New Zealand in ODIs:

Shubman Gill848481/1101/2   
Virat Kohli29143355/958/5   
Rohit Sharma2588937/827/0   
KL Rahul420568/1071/1   
Ishan Kishan33015/640/0   
Hardik Pandya10 27427/981/0141536/5.7
Suryakumar Yadav58922/1220/0   
Shreyas Iyer534669/953/1   
Ravindra Jadeja10 32246/994/012868/5.2
Shardul Thakur    71138/7.3
Kuldeep Yadav    91724/5.5
Mohammed Shami    122524/6.1
Mohammed Siraj    25 (4, 1) 
Ravichandran Ashwin69416/1241/0101239/5.1
Jasprit Bumrah    111337/4.7


Rohit Sharma vs Trent Boult: Outs - 4, Balls - 137, Avg/SR - 22/65 (ODIs) + 4 Outs at 17/153 in T20s; vs Tim Southee: Outs - 5, Balls - 149, Avg/SR - 21/70 (ODIs) + 5 Outs at 19/112 in T20s

Virat Kohli vs Tim Southee: Outs - 6, Balls - 203, Avg/SR - 34/101 (ODIs) & vs Ish Sodhi: Outs - 3, Balls - 73, Avg/SR - 30/122 (ODIs)

Rohit Sharma vs Left Arm Pace since 2022: Inns - 14, Outs - 6, Avg/SR - 32/114 [Trent Boult]

Suryakumar Yadav vs Left Arm Pace since 2022: Inns - 6, Outs - 3, Avg/SR - 6/82 [Trent Boult]

Virat Kohli vs Left Arm Orthodox Spin since 2022: Inns - 13, Outs - 8, Avg/SR - 17/75 [Santner, Ravindra]

Suryakumar Yadav vs Left Arm Orthodox Spin since 2022: Inns - 14, Outs - 7, Avg/SR - 15/86 [Santner, Ravindra]

Shubman Gil vs Express Pace since 2022: Inns - 19, Outs - 9, Avg/SR - 32/99 [Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson]

Points to Consider

  • Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of this clash against New Zealand and it is a certainty that India will make a change - we might see Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami come into the XI, in place of Shardul Thakur, which provides them with a better balance in the absence of Hardik.
  • Among the potential top-six batters, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav are the most vulnerable against the double left-arm spin threat, while KL Rahul (132 Avg) and Shreyas Iyer (107 Avg) are the best counters to this threat).
  • There is a possibility for early wickets in seam-friendly conditions and New Zealand has a strong pace attack which can threaten India's top order. With a virtually undroppable top 3, we will have to make tough decisions, especially in risky leagues. 
  • Rohit Sharma loves facing express pace and averages over 400 against the short ball since the 2019 World Cup and with the high altitude of the ground, the ball will travel quite easily in the air. On the other hand, Shubman Gill has had issues against express pace and he will be facing Matt Henry in the powerplay - refer to the above matchup. Rotate these players in your Grand League teams with this logic in mind.

Fantasy Notes (NEW ZEALAND) - India vs New Zealand, Match 21, World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of New Zealand players vs India in ODIs:

Kane Williamson27107843/759/1   
Tom Latham2087154/955/2   
Trent Boult    132424/4.7
Mark Chapman       
Devon Conway521754/960/1   
Lockie Ferguson    10956/5.9
Matt Henry    91523/4.2
Daryl Mitchell44511/720/035 
James Neesham1019722/951/0121051/6.4
Glenn Phillips35217/660/0   
Rachin Ravindra       
Mitchell Santner1525323/871/0201361/4.8
Ish Sodhi    6555/6
Tim Southee1519221/1151/0233536/6.1
Will Young       

Points to Consider

  • Tom Latham is one of the better SENA batters in the subcontinent, where he averages over 45, and at the same time, he has an excellent record against India in One Day internationals. Currently, he is selected in just 25.5% of the teams and we will consider him as our top differential pick in this match. 
  • India has a couple of threats but mainly left-arm orthodox spin (Santner & Ravindra) and left-arm pace (Boult) in particular, as the top 6 batting unit is comprised of 6 right-handers. 
  • Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson offer the express pace threat and they can cause problems for the Indian batters, by rushing them, at a venue that has seen good bounce among the other World Cup venues.
  • It will not be easy to pick both Santner and Ravindra in our XI, especially at Dharamsala which favours seamers. That said, Mitchell Santner is a quality bowler, whose tight lengths can make it difficult for the opposition batters - and he has picked up 11 wickets in 4 matches so far in the tournament. On the other hand, Ravindra has not been effective with the ball and batting at 3, he might be vulnerable against India's new ball pacers.

Fantasy XI - India vs New Zealand, Match 21, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction

WK: Devon Conway, KL Rahul, Tom Latham

BAT: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma

AR: Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja

BOWL: Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

C/VC: Virat Kohli, Tom Latham

Differentials: Tom Latham (24.5%), Shreyas Iyer (13.7%), Mohammed Shami (7%)

C/VC Alternatives: KL Rahul, Devon Conway

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