India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: New series, same mission. India and New Zealand resume their World Cup preparations with a couple of first-choice players injured/rested. India come into the series on the back of a resounding 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka at home while New Zealand aren’t short of confidence in subcontinental conditions either after their 2-1 come-from-behind series win in Pakistan. Who will take the first lead here? We’ll find out soon enough.
India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI – Live Cricket Score, Commentary
- Series: New Zealand tour of India, 2023
- Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
- Date & Time: Jan 18, 01:30 PM LOCAL
Team News India
There is no update on Yuzvendra Chahal’s shoulder injury while diving in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, which has now ruled him out for two straight matches. Akshar’s absence will allow India to try out Washington Sundar for an extended period in that No. 7 slot. Shardul Thakur may be seen at some point in the series ahead of Umran Malik, who bowled at an economy of over 6.8 in both matches against Sri Lanka and was rested for the third.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Umran Malik/Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj
Team News New Zealand
Henry Nicholls could be the front-runner to replace Williamson in the XI from his last game, while the toss up in the bowling department will be between returning medium-pace all-rounders Duff Bracewell or Blair Tickner. The trio last played for New Zealand between April-July 2022.
Playing XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C, wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner/Dough Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson
India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Srikar Bharat, Shahbaz Ahmed, Rajat Patidar
New Zealand Squad: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(w/c), Michael Bracewell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Doug Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Henry Shipley