The excitement is building up as India gears up to face New Zealand in the 21st match of the ICC World Cup 2023, set to take place on 22nd October, Sunday. As cricket enthusiasts, we can’t contain our anticipation for this clash of the giants. In this blog, we’ll provide you with all the details you need, including match information, pitch and weather reports, team line-ups, and our prediction for the outcome.

Match Details

Date & Time:

22nd October at 2:00 PM (local)


Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
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Pitch Report
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala pitch is known for being both batter and bowler-friendly. However, it slightly favors the batsmen, offering good bounce and pace, which bodes well for high-scoring matches. Keep in mind that being a day-night match, there might be a risk of dew during the second innings.

Weather Report

According to the weather department, the temperature is expected to be around 18 degrees Celsius, with a precipitation chance of approximately 10%. Humidity will be around 54%, and the wind speed is forecasted at about 10 km/hr. The weather department predicts that the match day will be partly cloudy.

Probable XI

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


Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

It’s worth noting that Hardik Pandya sustained an injury during the India vs. Bangladesh match. However, Rohit Sharma, Team India’s captain, has reassured fans that the injury is not serious, and Hardik is recovering well. His availability for the upcoming match will be decided after further assessment.

Match Prediction

This contest promises to be one of the most exhilarating matches of the ICC World Cup 2023. New Zealand currently tops the points table with an impressive run rate (NRR) of +1.923, while India closely follows in the second position with an NRR of +1.659. Both teams have maintained an unblemished record in the tournament, and the stakes are high to continue their winning streak.

According to our sports experts, India has a high probability of winning this match. With a formidable line-up and their recent performance, Team India appears to have the edge going into this encounter.

Final Words

As anticipation reaches a fever pitch, we predict that India will emerge victorious in this thrilling showdown. Brace yourself for a display of extraordinary cricket skills and unforgettable moments. Stay connected with & to receive timely updates on all things related to this exciting cricketing event. Don’t miss out on any of the action as India takes on New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2023.