India’s Tour of New Zealand started with a three-match T20I series where the men in blue registered a win by a 1-0 margin. Now, both are set to take on each other once again in the three-match ODI series which is scheduled to be commencing on November 25. India is currently placed in the third position on the ICC Men’s ODI rankings while New Zealand is placed in the second position on the rankings.
The Indian team won four of their recent five ODI matches while New Zealand managed to win just a couple of games of their recent five ODI games. These two teams have played a total of 105 ODIs against each other so far, where India won 55 matches while New Zealand managed to secure 49 wins. New Zealand will be aiming to make a comeback in this ODI series.
The pitch at McLean Park Napier has supported the bowlers one as the average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 167 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 65% of its matches. The pacers have taken 70% of the total wickets at this venue.
Trent Boult and Martin Guptill have not been included in the New Zealand’s squad for the ODIs. It also remains to be seen if Kane Williamson, who missed the third T20I, will be available for the opening ODI in Napier.
Probable XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson
Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the second-string Indian side in the ODIs in the absence of several senior players. Team India can witness the debut of Umran Malik.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Devon Conway (C), Shikar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Phillips, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (VC), Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Devon Conway, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Phillips (C), Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Lockie Ferguson (VC)