It was a brilliant game between India and New Zealand in the first game in Hyderabad. The sides would next clash in Raipur on January 21st. Here, we look at the pitch report of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium and the weather conditions in Raipur for IND vs NZ 2023.
India had quite a few positives from the game. The form of Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj is a big positive to the men in blue. However, the management might expect more from Rohit Sharma and the middle order. In the bowling department, though, we can expect a change. Shardul Thakur did not have a great game at Hyderabad and there is a chance that Umran Malik could get a chance.
For the Kiwis, though, they will go again to hand a defeat to India. The bowlers and the top-order batters will need to step up to allow the team to defeat the hosts on Saturday.
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur pitch report for IND vs NZ 2023
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Till now, this venue at Raipur has not hosted an ODI encounter. In fact, on Saturday, it will be the first international game that the stadium will witness.
That said, a couple of IPL games have happened here. The pitch offered a balanced game between the ball and the bat in those matches. This is likely to remain the same. The pitch could also slow down as the game progresses. Hence, the spinners will be active here.
Raipur weather conditions for IND vs NZ 2023
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It is that time of the year in India when the rains have reduced. A few regions in the nation are going through a cold wave but it will be different in Raipur.
Ranging between 31 and 17 degrees celsius, the temperatures will be on the hotter side. A sunny weather is expected with no prediction of rainfall.