ODI series between India and New Zealand will start from January 18
The whole world is going to watch this series
New Delhi. The Indian team started the year with a bang against Sri Lanka in the first T20 and then in the ODI series. Now Team India is ready to host New Zealand. A series of ODIs and then T20 matches are to be played between the two teams. Cricket fans all over the world will be waiting for this series because a lot will be at stake in this series.
The Indian team is ready for its second big test of the year. First played ODI and T20 series at home with Sri Lanka, now in these two formats the team has to face New Zealand team. The three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand is going to start from January 18 i.e. Wednesday. After a clean sweep of Sri Lanka, Team India would like to do something similar against the Kiwi team.
ICC eyes on ODI series
Along with the fans around the world, the ICC will also be watching this ODI series between India and New Zealand. In fact, after thrashing Sri Lanka 3-0, Team India has a chance to become number one. At present, New Zealand has 117 points and is on the first position. The Indian team is at number four with 110 points. If Team India succeeds in winning 3-0, then India will get 114 points, while due to defeat, New Zealand’s team will slip to number four with 111 points. ICC releases new rankings after the end of every series.
Rohit Sharma’s eye on the blast
Virat Kohli has returned to top form before the ICC ODI World Cup to be held in India. After scoring a century on the Bangladesh tour, he scored two centuries in the three-match series against Sri Lanka. The way Mohammad Siraj has shown by bowling, the lack of Jasprit Bumrah has not been missed at all. Captain Rohit Sharma had missed out on winning the T20 World Cup title but would like to explode by winning the ODI World Cup at home. Before that the target is to prepare a good team.
India’s ODI team against New Zealand
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik.
India-New Zealand ODI series schedule
First ODI, January 18, 1.30 pm, Hyderabad
Second ODI, January 21, 1.30 pm, Raipur
Third ODI, January 24, 1.30 pm, Indore
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 16, 2023, 20:33 IST