Although the first ODI was a balanced encounter, India won the next two games easily. Thereby, they whitewashed the series. The next challenge would be in the T20I series. The first game would happen on January 27th in Ranchi. Here, we look at the pitch report of JSCA International Stadium Complex and the weather conditions in Ranchi for IND vs NZ 2023.
India will not have the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the team. Moreover, it will not be a surprise if a few players selected for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy are rested. Interestingly, the likes of Prithvi Shaw have been selected, which would keep the viewers interested in the proceedings. India played exciting cricket in the last T20I series. The likes of Rahul Tripathi were in good form. It needs to be seen if India can replicate that show against a stronger side like the Kiwis. New Zealand will be led by Mitchell Santner.
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi pitch report for IND vs NZ 2023
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A few months ago, India and South Africa played an ODI at this venue. The surface at Ranchi has traditionally been one that would support both the batters and the bowlers. The average score batting first of around 160 proves the same.
However, as per a report in InsideSport, the curators are preparing a pitch that could aid run-scoring. Add to this that the dew could have an impact, the captain winning the toss could choose to field first.
Ranchi weather conditions for IND vs NZ 2023
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It is that time of the year when the weather should not be an issue across India. We can expect the same in the capital city of Jharkhand, too.
While the temperatures will range between 27 and 13 degrees Celsius, there are no clouds expected and we will have a humidity of around 60% during the day. Hence, no interruption is likely on Friday.