Match Prediction IND vs NZ – October 22 – ICC Cricket World Cup

Based on recent perfomance and home-ground advantage, the scales seem to tip slightly in favor of India.

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Match Details 

Teams: India vs New Zealand

Ground: The match was held at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

Series: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Hours of play: 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL

Match day: October 22, 2023

India vs New Zealand Betting Odds

India ODINew Zealand ODI

Probable Playing XIs


Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur/Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj


New Zealand

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

New Zealand Cricket team

Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

The probable best batter of the India vs New Zealand match on October 22 could be Rohit Sharma from India. Rohit Sharma is a class act without a shred of a doubt. In the previous game, he failed to open his account after Shaheen Shah Afridi accounted for his wicket with an in-dipper. But against the Black Caps, the Nagpur-born has impressive records. In 13 matches, Rohit has scored 338 runs at an average of 30.72.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Based on recent performances and statistics Shardul Thakur from India is a potential key player: In a recent ODI against New Zealand, Thakur took 3 wickets for 45 runs. His triple-strike in the 26th and 28th overs broke the back of the chase. His recent form and ability to take crucial wickets make him a strong contender.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

Winner TeamResultDateMatch Information
IndiaIndia won by 90 runs24-Jan-20233rd ODI (D/N), Indore, New Zealand tour of India
IndiaIndia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)21-Jan-20232nd ODI (D/N), Raipur, New Zealand tour of India
IndiaIndia won by 12 runs18-Jan-20231st ODI (D/N), Hyderabad, New Zealand tour of India

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of India

October 11, 20239th Match, India vs AfghanistanIndia won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
October 08, 20235th Match, India vs AustraliaIndia won by 6 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
September 27, 20233rd ODI, India vs AustraliaAustralia won by 66 runs
September 24, 20232nd ODI, India vs AustraliaIndia won by 99 runs (DLS method)
September 22, 20231st ODI, India vs AustraliaIndia won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

Last 5 Games of New Zealand

October 09, 20236th Match, New Zealand vs NetherlandsNew Zealand won by 99 runs
October 05, 20231st Match, New Zealand vs EnglandNew Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 82 balls remaining)
September 26, 20233rd ODI, New Zealand vs BangladeshNew Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 91 balls remaining)
September 23, 20232nd ODI, New Zealand vs BangladeshNew Zealand won by 86 runs
September 21, 20231st ODI, New Zealand vs BangladeshNo result

Information About Injuries in Teams 


Rishabh Pant: He couldn’t make it to India’s squad for the Cricket World Cup 2023 due to injury concerns. Since his near-fatal car accident last year, Rishabh Pant hasn’t resumed cricketing action.

Axar Patel: Once a part of India’s 15-man squad for the World Cup, Axar injured himself during the Asia Cup 2023 and hasn’t recovered since.

New Zealand

Michael Bracewell: The New Zealand all-rounder injured himself in England’s domestic T20 tournament and was ruled out of the World Cup. He ruptured his right Achilles while playing for Worcestershire and will take a while to heal.

Tim Southee: Veteran pacer Tim Southee sustained an injury in the final ODI against England. However, it’s not clear whether he will be fit for the match on October 22.

India vs New Zealand: Winning Prediction

The prediction of the match India vs New Zealand , October 22 will be added closer to the match day. 

Analytical Insights

Analyzing the recent performances of both India and New Zealand suggests an intense cricket competition for the upcoming match. The Indian cricket team has shown commendable form, with a winning streak in three of their last five games. Particularly, their batters have demonstrated great coordination and the bowlers have been consistent in taking crucial wickets at the right time.

New Zealand, on the other hand, has also been on a winning streak. They have demonstrated great strength in their last five games, winning four out of five. Their batting lineup has been significantly consistent and their bowlers have provided solid support, making them a formidable opponent.

However, the Indian team has the home-ground advantage, with familiarity of the pitch and weather conditions. Notably, India’s head-to-head record against New Zealand in recent matches is impressive, with three consequent wins.Considering all these factors, the scales seem to tip slightly in favor of India. However, cricket being a game of uncertainty, the end result will be determined on the day of the match.

Report About The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA Stadium) is a cricket stadium located in the city of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, India. Here’s some background and history about the stadium:

  • The stadium is home to the Himachal Pradesh cricket team for Ranji Trophy matches and other limited overs matches.
  • The venue is unique in India as it is situated at an altitude of 1,457 m above sea level and has the snow-capped Himalayan mountains in the background.
  • The stadium also hosted IPL matches as a home stadium for Kings XI Punjab.
  • The first international team who played on this ground was the Pakistani cricket team, when they played a warm-up match against an India A side in 2005.
  • The first One Day International (ODI) at this stadium was played between India and England on 27 January 2013.
  • The first Test at this stadium was played between India and Australia from 25 to 29 March 2017.
  • In November 2015, the HPCA stadium was selected as one of the six new Test match venues in India.
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About ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup stands as the premier international championship for One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament takes place every four years. It is celebrated as one of the most-watched sporting events globally and is regarded by the ICC as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.

The current format involves a qualification phase spanning the preceding three years, determining the teams that earn the right to compete in the tournament phase. In this phase, 10 teams, including the host nation, compete for the coveted title, with matches taking place at venues within the host nation over the course of about a month.

Australia boasts the most World Cup victories, having clinched the title five times. India and West Indies have each triumphed twice, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have secured the championship once each. The reigning champions are England, who claimed the title in the 2019 World Cup edition.

Rudra Chanda