Aakash Chopra has predicted the outcome of the first Twenty20 International match between India and New Zealand. Rohit Sharma will win his debut match, according to Chopra. In addition, he serves as the full-time captain of Team India in the shortest format of the game. The Indian team will take on the Tim Southee-led Kiwi side. In the first T20I of the three-match series in Jaipur. The hosts will hope to avenge their loss at the hands of the Kiwis. At the recent closing of the T20 World Cup 2021.
“I am saying India can win this encounter. I feel India will win this match. There will be a slight after-glow of reaching the finals, no Kane and we can strangulate New Zealand,” Aakash Chopra said.
“A straightforward one is – win the toss and field first. Whoever wins the toss, will want to field first. It is like the sun will rise from the east tomorrow morning and set in the west,” Chopra added.
Moreover, the chasing team enjoyed a huge advantage. And even in the T20 World Cup in the UAE. The toss could become a deciding factor in such a scenario. Aakash Chopra predicted that the Indian openers will outscore their Kiwi counterparts.
“Indian openers to score more runs than New Zealand openers. You might say this is not a big deal but I feel the openers might not be the same as you are thinking. You might not see Rohit and Rahul opening,” Aakash Chopra said.
“Lastly, Pacers to pick up more wickets than spinners. Yes, we have come back to Indian pitches. We saw the fast bowlers taking a lot of wickets in the UAE but here you will want the spinners to take more. But here also I feel fast bowlers will take more wickets,” Chopra added.