After the conclusion of the T20I series between India and New Zealand, the two teams will now compete in a three-match ODI series. Much like the T20Is, the ODIs will feature a relatively younger side headed by the experienced campaigner Shikhar Dhawan. Hardik Pandya, who led the team in the T20I series, has been handed a rest for these 50-over fixtures.
New Zealand too have a few different faces who join their contingent for the ODIs. Tom Latham will be back for the One-Dayers. James Neesham will be available for the first two ODIs and it will be Henry Nicholls replacing Neesham for the final ODI. Kane Williamson is expected to be back at the helm after missing out on the final T20I due to a pre-arranged medical appointment.
Before the ODI series opener on Friday, here in this article, we will have a look at the predictions for this match and the betting odds being offered for the fixture.
1. Toss Prediction
India won 2 of their last 3 tosses in ODIs against South Africa in India. So, expecting them to maintain their healthy toss-winning percentage. Predicting them to win the toss as it was Shikhar Dhawan only who led India in those matches.
2. Win Possibility
As a team, India have a lot of things to work on. While individual brilliance can take India past the winning line on occasions like Virat Kohli's innings against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup or Suryakumar Yadav's masterclass in the second T20I earlier on this tour, there are bigger issues to resolve as a unit. New Zealand, on the other hand, have more or less a settled unit and they do find a way to surprise their opponents with their intensity while also being the perennial good boys of the game under Kane Williamson. Predicting New Zealand to win the match.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is New Zealand. They are playing in familiar conditions and have a settled side with the role of players well-defined in the team.
4. Average first innings score and Predicted powerplay total
The average first-innings score in ODIs at this venue is 220. The powerplay score is expected to be between 40-60.
5. Betting Odds
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