New Delhi. Ishan Kishan finally got a place in the playing-11. The 3-match ODI series (IND vs NZ) between India and New Zealand is starting from today. In the first match, captain Rohit Sharma has decided to bat after winning the toss. Ishaan scored a double century against Bangladesh in his last ODI, but did not get a chance in all the three matches against Sri Lanka. KL Rahul was playing as a wicket-keeper batter, but in the current series he is not playing due to personal reasons. Although Ishaan will get a chance to play in the middle order instead of opening. Only the pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill will come out to open.
Talking about the last ODI, 3 changes have been made in the team. Shardul Thakur has returned while Hardik Pandya was rested in the last match. They are also playing this match. Shubman Gill did a great job in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. He scored a half-century in the first match and a century in the last match. At the same time, Virat Kohli has also warned the Kiwi team by scoring a century in 2 out of 3 matches. Rohit is also in form, but his bat has not scored a century for a long time. In such a situation, they would like to fulfill this deficiency with the series.
Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj will be most closely monitored. He is taking wickets continuously in the powerplay. He also bowled well against Sri Lanka and took the most 9 wickets for India.
both teams are
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c, wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Sipley, Blair Tickner, Lockie Ferguson.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 18, 2023, 13:07 IST