Date: 25 November 2022
Time : 07:00 AM IST
Venue : Eden Park, Auckland
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India clinched the three-match T20I series with two of them getting affected by the rain. In the only match played in the series, India were pretty dominant. The Hardik Pandya-led team defeated New Zealand by 65 runs. Suryakumar Yadav played a gem of an inning, scoring 111* off just 51 balls. Now, the focus shifts to the three-match ODI series starting on 25 November. India will have Shikhar Dhawan at the helm of affairs while Kane Williamson will be back leading the Kiwis. It will be interesting to see how the two teams fare up in the 50-over format.
The Eden Park pitch is one of those surfaces that provides the right balance between bat and ball. While batters find it easy to hit through-the-line, pacers enjoy the swing on offer. Meanwhile, spinners don’t get enough assistance from the pitch. Anything above 270 is a good score to defend at Eden Park.
Team India will have almost the same team that played in the T20Is but they will have a different captain in Shikhar Dhawan. Nevertheless, that is expected to create no difference in India’s approach towards the game. With an ODI World Cup around the corner, India will look to sort the names who will be featuring regularly in the coming games. The likes of Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, and Deepak Chahar will be the names to look out for. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan will also have an opportunity to claim one of the opening slots. In bowling, Arshdeep Singh who is still to make his ODI debut will be the one to watch out for.
SportsTiger Playing XI of India
Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kane Williamson will be back at the helm of affairs for New Zealand who have suffered a 0-1 defeat in their backyard. Williamson and Co. will look to put aside the disappointment of T20Is and focus on the three ODIs ahead. Devon Conway and Tom Latham are expected to open the innings for New Zealand with captain Kane Williamson to take the No.3 slot. Glenn Phillips and Daryl Mitchell are expected to retain their places in the middle order while Jimmy Neesham can also get a go-ahead. Michael Bracewell, who has performed decently in the limited games he has played so far, can also be included in the playing XI. Meanwhile, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, and Matt Henry will complete the XI.
SportsTiger Playing XI of New Zealand
Tom Latham, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry
New Zealand might have lost the plot in the T20Is, but they are a far better side in the ODIs. Meanwhile, India’s bowling attack is expected to let them down.
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