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Match Preview – India vs New Zealand, New Zealand in India 2022/23, 1st ODI


The big picture: India’s dominance in ODIs at home

His remarkable home record in Test cricket is not talked about much, but India is probably just as effective in ODIs in his conditions. Since the start of 2010, they have played 25 bilateral home series, and won 22 of them.

This record takes on additional significance in 2023, considering that India is gearing up to host the World Cup. They started the year in a bad way, with a 3–0 series win over Sri Lanka, the biggest win in ODI history.

However, now he may face a tough challenge. New Zealand have been one of the most competitive ODI sides to tour India of late – their two most recent series here in 2016 and 2017 were both deciders – and they are fresh off a 2-1 win in Pakistan.

But with Kane Williamson and Tim Southee rested for this series and Trent Boult’s international career in freelance limbo, this New Zealand side is light on experience, especially in Indian conditions. They are in dire straits, especially their bowlers against a batting line-up that has posted totals of 373 and 390 batting first the last two times.

But New Zealand will know that India can be beaten even in subcontinental conditions, and they can look to Bangladesh – who beat India 2-1 at home a month ago – for clues on how to do so. for. Quality spin that attacks the stumps could be a key component.

Either way, win or lose, New Zealand will be looking to gain as much insight as possible before returning for the World Cup. A strong performance now could put him in the right place to mount a serious title challenge in October-November.

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India WWWWL (Last five completed ODIs, most recent first)
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In limelight: Kishan gets a chance to present his side

India has made it clear that its preferred opening combination ahead of the World Cup is Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. This leaves no room in his first choice XI Ishan Kishan, whose last ODI innings was the fastest double century in the format. But with KL Rahul being ruled out of the series due to personal reasons, he has now got his chance. If he can capitalize on this opportunity, he will not only put pressure on several batsmen in India’s ODI line-up but also stake a claim to be picked ahead of KS Bharath in the first Test against Australia next month.

Tom Latham loves india He averages 65.07 in 17 ODI innings against them, while striking at 98.93, and has troubled their spinners for years at home and away with his sweeps. His last innings against India was a match-winning 145 not out off 104 balls in Auckland in November, and he will be looking to carry on from where he left off, especially with the added responsibility of captaincy in Williamson’s absence.

Team news: Iyer ruled out with back injury

Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the series due to a back injury and Rajat Patidar has been included in the squad in his place. Iyer’s spot in the XI, however, is likely to go to Suryakumar Yadav, with Kishan taking over the keeping gloves and the other middle-order slot from Rahul. Washington Sundar is likely to come in place of Akshar Patel, who has also been ruled out of this series.

With Hardik Pandya set to return after being rested for the third ODI against Sri Lanka, India could go one of two ways with their attack – three specialists Tej and Hardik, giving them Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, or three spinners. Will leave you to choose between. In such a situation, they can choose both wrist spinners.

India (Probable): 1 Rohit Sharma (c), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Ishan Kishan (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Mohammad Siraj, 11 Umran Malik.

New Zealand won the last two ODIs on their recent tour of Pakistan when they fielded an attack of three spinners, but they will be unable to stick to that combination in Hyderabad as Ish Sodhi failed to recover in time. He suffered an ankle injury during the third ODI in Karachi. Glenn Phillips, however, has recovered from the virus he suffered on that tour. New Zealand’s main selection decisions center around who fills in for Williamson and Southee.

new zealand (Probable): 1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Mark Chapman/Henry Nicholls, 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Tom Latham (c & wk), 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Michael Bracewell, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 & 10 of two 2 Henry Shipley, Doug Bracewell and Jacob Duffy, 11 Loki Ferguson.

Pitch and conditions: Hyderabad pitch likely to favor spin

In six ODIs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, spinners have averaged 38.70 and 4.96 runs per over, both compared to the pace bowlers’ respective figures of 40.84 (though it should be noted that they bowl more overs in the tougher stages). are much better and 5.74. In the most recent ODI here in March 2019, India won by six wickets after their spinners – Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Kedar Jadhav – combined figures of 27-0-110-3 to restrict Australia to 236. Return it So expect spin to play a key role on Wednesday. The weather is expected to be clear with a maximum temperature of 31 degrees Celsius.

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