India tour of New Zealand 2022, NZ vs IND, 1st ODI Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
India tour of New Zealand 2022
NZ vs IND, 1st ODI
Team India's veteran batter Shikhar Dhawan will lead the Men in Blue for 3-match ODI series against New Zealand. The left-handed opening batter has scored the most runs for the Indian team in the ODI format this year. He has scored a total of 567 runs in 16 matches at an average of 40.50. Although the last tour was not at all memorable for him. Apart from Shikhar, Shubman Gill has also done exceptionally well in the ODI format. This year, Gill has scored a total of 530 runs in 9 matches at an average of 75.72. Shreyas Iyer has also played ODI cricket well. He has scored 486 runs at an average of 60.75.
The performance of the Indian bowlers has also been excellent in the ODI format. Star spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 21 wickets in 11 ODIs this year. And gun bowler Mohammad Siraj has taken 18 wickets in 12 matches.
Talking about New Zealand batters, this year Martin Guptill is the top run scorer for the kiwi side in the ODI format. Guptill has scored 419 runs in 12 matches, but he has not been included in the series against India. In his place, Finn Allen has got a place in the team, who has scored 308 runs in 8 matches this year. Tom Latham is the team's second-highest run-scorer with 413 runs in 12 matches.
Trent Boult, the Kiwis' top wicket-taker in the ODI format this year, did not sign New Zealand's central contract, which is why other players have been picked over him. The team's star spinner Mitchell Santner has also bowled well this year, taking 11 wickets in 9 matches.
Team India recently defeated New Zealand in the T20 series by 1-0 in 3-match T20 Series. Team India looks more confident and better side against this Kiwi side. Men in Blue will be the favorite in this match against Williamson's men this Friday. It will be a good preparation test for team India ahead of next year's ODI World Cup which will be taking place in India.
Match: NZ vs IND, 1st ODI, India tour of New Zealand, 2022
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Time: 07:00 AM IST
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Pitch and Weather Report
If a team bats first in Auckland, then a score of 270 runs will be enough. Chasing the target in Auckland is not going to be easy. Most of the teams would like to bat first after winning the toss here. India's last ODI win was in the year 2003 against New Zealand in Auckland. Team India got a thrilling victory by one wicket in that match. Then the captain of Team India was former Indian Board President Sourav Ganguly.
The first ODI match between India and New Zealand is going to be held at Auckland ground. There will be plenty on this ground for both the batters and the bowlers. The last time an ODI match was played here was two years ago in February 2020. That match also took place between IND and NZ in which New Zealand had scored 273 runs while batting first and in response, Team India could score only 251 runs and lost the match by 22 runs.
On the other hand, if we talk about the weather in Auckland, then it will be cloudy on Friday but no rain is expected. The maximum temperature is expected to be 18 degrees and the minimum temperature is expected to be 13 degrees.
Squads of both teams:
NZ: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Tom Latham (wk), Matt Henry.
IND: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Rishabh Pant (VC & wk), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wk), W Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik.
Probable Playing XIs
NZ: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson.
IND: Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
We do not have any doubt that India is the best team when we compare it with the current New Zealand side. They have strong batting order and bowling unit, so the winning chances of India for today’s match have been increased. Even without the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, the men in blue are expected to win this match on Friday.
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