New Delhi: Just after whitewashing the Sri Lanka in three match One Day International(ODI) series, and clinching the T20i series by 2-1 win. Indian cricket team will now face New Zealand test in it’s upcoming home three match ODI series and 3 T20i that follow the ODI.
The blackcaps currently hold the top position in ODI men’s team ranking, will meet India who is at 4th position in stern upcoming series that is scheduled from January 18. Both are in great form after India defeated Sri Lanka and New Zealand outperformed Pakistan respectively in ODI’s.
Rohit Sharma will lead India in ODI series and Hardik Pandya has given the command of men in blue for T20i. Tom Latham will lead kiwi’s side in ODI series. Both the team will look to continue their winning streak.
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Ishan Kishan is expected to be back in the squad
After impressing with his fastest double hundred, Ishan did not get the chance to feature in playing eleven against Sri Lanka. But the absence of K L Rahul in the upcoming series can create a chance for Kishan, who can keeps the ball.
Shubman Gill who was rewarded for his superb performance against the Sri Lanka will be ahead in the race of opening the innings along side skipper Rohit Sharma. Ishan can be placed in the middle over. Another wicket-keeper batter K S Bharat got his maiden ODI call up.
Surya can replace Shreyas Iyer
The number one batter in T20i format Suryakumar Yadav is still to find his place in ODI squad. The absence of Shreyas Iyer due to back injury can be boon for SKY. The dashing middle-order batter only played the final ODI match again Sri Lanka. Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav will give strong middle-order to the Indian with their firework performace.
Wednesday January 18: 1st ODI, India vs New Zealand, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad 1:30pm.
Saturday January 21: 2nd ODI, India vs New Zealand, Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur, 1:30pm.
Tuesday January 24: 3rd ODI, India vs New Zealand, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore, 1:30pm.
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