New Zealand vs India: The opening game of the one-day series will see New Zealand take on India in Napier. Kane Williamson will be hoping to get off to a decent start in the series opener. The visitors will be confident after coming out on top in Australia in the Test and ODI series. Virat Kohli has clearly stressed that India will need to win overseas on a more regular basis to become a no.1 side in world cricket.
New Zealand vs India 1st ODI Team News
Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are explosive openers in the side in the limited overs cricket. Guptill showed good form in his comeback series against Sri Lanka. Munro has done a decent job but needs to produce a big score to retain his place in the XI.
Captain Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Henry Nicholls are certainly in-form players for the hosts in the format. Taylor has been shown incredible consistency with the bat in limited-overs cricket and will be keen to produce his best against India.
In the bowling department, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, and Tim Southee will be preferred pace trio for this game. Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner will play this game. Tom Latham will take over the wicket-keeping duties for this series opener.
Virat Kohli and co. will be confident of doing well in the one-day series against New Zealand. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli are three premier players for the side in the format. Kedhar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik will make up the middle-order. Jadhav showed form with the bat and might replace Ambati Rayudu in the XI. Vijay Shankar might also come in place of Ravindra Jadeja. Kuldeep Yadav will be slotted in the XI.
Possible XIs for New Zealand vs India ODI series
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c ), MS Dhoni (w), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja/Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (w), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme/Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson/Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi
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