New Delhi. After trampling Sri Lanka, the Indian cricket team, captained by Rohit Sharma, is now facing New Zealand (IND vs NZ 1st ODI) in the 3-match ODI series. Both the teams are clashing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad in the first ODI today. The command of the Kiwi team is in the hands of Tom Latham. The New Zealand team has been touring India since 1988 but it is still waiting for its first ODI series win on Indian soil. Kiwi team has come to play ODI series in India for the seventh time. The New Zealand team has come to India without regular captain Kane Williamson, pacer Tim Southee and dangerous fast bowler Trent Boult. Since the defeat in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup, the Indian team has lost all ODIs against New Zealand.
Young double centurion Ishan Kishan is sure to play in this match. Captain Rohit Sharma has indicated to field Ishaan in the middle order. Before the start of the first ODI, Team India has suffered a major setback in the form of Shreyas Iyer, who has been ruled out of the ODI series due to back injury. KL Rahul and Akshar Patel will not be in the series due to personal reasons. In such a situation, instead of Rahul, Ishaan can be given the responsibility of wicketkeeping. On the other hand, due to Shreyas’s injury, Suryakumar can also get a chance in the playing XI. It is sunny in Hyderabad at this time. Showers are not easy. In such a situation, the fans can get a chance to enjoy the entire match.
India’s probable XI:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishaan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Umran Malik / Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal / Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
New Zealand’s Possible XI:
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c, wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Blair Tickner/Dag Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson.