India Vs New Zealand 1st ODI Score Live: The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand is being played in Auckland. Along with this series, both teams will start preparing for the ODI World Cup which will be held in India next year. Under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan, new players like Shubman Gill have the last chance to prove themselves. Along with this, India can also give young fast bowlers like Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik a chance in their 11th game.
Just prior to the ODI series, a three match T20 series was also played between the two teams. However, two matches of the T20 series were affected by rain. But India had won the second match of T20 and that is why the India team was able to win the T20 series 1-0. Now India will be looking to make history on New Zealand soil by also winning the ODI series.
Captain Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill will be seen taking responsibility for opening from India. Suryakumar Yadav can bat at number three. Number four can keep Shreyash Iyer. The responsibility for maintaining the ground is likely to remain in the hands of Rishabh Pant. Sanju Samson may be given a spot in game 11 as a finisher.
Washington Sundar can be a part of Game 11 as an all-rounder. However, Sundar will be seen facing a challenge from Akshar Patel. Fast bowlers always get help on New Zealand bowls, so Team India will give either Yuzvendra Chahal or Kuldeep Yadav a chance in game 11.
You will see a lot of changes in fast bowling. Shardul Thakur is India’s leading fast bowler. Apart from this, after impressing in T20 format, now Arshdeep Singh has a chance to prove himself in ODI as well. On the other hand, Umran Malik can become a problem for New Zealand batsmen due to his great speed.