3 ODIs will be played between India and New Zealand
The first match of the series will be on January 18.
New Delhi. India (India Cricket Team) has started the new year with a clean sweep in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Looking at the preparations for the ODI World Cup, the series against New Zealand is also important. The 3 ODIs against the Kiwis will begin in Hyderabad from January 18. Rohit Sharma, who registered a historic 317-run win over Sri Lanka in the last ODI, is not taking New Zealand lightly.
Rohit, who reached Hyderabad with the team, said, the New Zealand team has come to India after defeating Pakistan. That’s a strong team. It will not be easy to defeat them. On the question asked about the playing XI in the first ODI, the captain told the media that he would decide the playing XI only after seeing the pitch. KL Rahul and Akshar Patel have taken a break in this series. Both are about to get married. It will be interesting to see who Rohit includes in the playing XI in the absence of these two players. Suryakumar Yadav got a chance to enter the field in the last ODI against Sri Lanka. However, Ishaan Kishan is waiting for his turn.
Kiwi has won 2 consecutive series
New Zealand is running in excellent form after the T20 World Cup. The team has won 2 consecutive ODI series so far. In November last, the Kiwis defeated India 1-0 at their home. After this, they defeated Pakistan 2-1 in the ODI series on their own land. New Zealand’s regular captain Kane Williamson and experienced bowler Tim Southee are not part of the team on the tour of India. Tom Latham will lead the team in Williamson’s absence.
India’s ODI team: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik .
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 17, 2023, 11:07 IST