The India VS New Zealand ODI series gets underway on January 18, 2023. The first ODI will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The series is going to be a nail-biting one as both teams are kings of this format. Each of them loves to deal with the 50-over format. The New Zealand squad has managed to make it to 2 consecutive ODI World Cup finals and they are also a team laden with stars. Here is a quick preview of the India VS New Zealand 1st ODI:
Indian Team Preview Before India VS New Zealand 1st ODI 2023:
The Indian team is coming after battering a helpless Sri Lankan team. Their performance in the 3rd ODI was clinical and ruthless. Virat Kohli looks in red-hot form. If he keeps going the same way, it is going to get difficult for the bowlers. Rohit Sharma found his touch in the first ODI but post that he has not been very effective. He will be tested against left-arm pacers in the games against New Zealand. Mohd Siraj’s form and ability to pick wickets in powerplay overs are the biggest plus. The same is the case with Kuldeep with regard to the middle-overs.
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik
Expected Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd Siraj, Mohd Shami.
New Zealand Team Preview Before India VS New Zealand 1st ODI 2023:
The New Zealand team is coming to India post decimating the Pakistan team and winning an ODI series there. The wickets in Pakistan are patta wickets where a bowler needs to be genuinely skillful to get a wicket. So, the team is coming from pitches that offer high-scoring games to pitches in India. Here in India, the pitches are slightly different with more turn and bounce on offer for the spinners. Tom Latham will lead the squad and Jacob Duffy is a name to watch out for. He is the uncapped player in the squad. The threat will be from Finn Allen at the start.
New Zealand Squad:
Kane Williamson, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman (India ODIs only), Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy (India ODIs only), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (Pakistan ODIs only).
Expected Playing XI:
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Lockie Ferguson, Doug Bracewell
Dream 11 Predictions:
The fantasy 11 teams can be as follows:
Finn Allen, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Tom Latham, Hardik Pandya (C), Glenn Phillips (WK), Washington Sundar (VC), Shardul Thakur, Mohd Siraj, Lockie Ferguson, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Venue, Timings, and Broadcasting of the India VS New Zealand 1st ODI:
The venue for the games is the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The stadium is in the city of Hyderabad and dew and moisture will play a big role. The pacers will get some help under the lights. While the spinners will get help in the afternoon when the pitch is relatively dry. The game begins at 1:30 pm today. The broadcaster of these games is Star TV Network. The game can also be live-streamed on HotStar.
To know more go to the official website of the BCCI.