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.
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 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.
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.
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 (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.