IND vs NZ 1st ODI Match Preview, Lineups & Dream 11 Team Prediction

IND are in a great run of form after thrashing SL, While NZ will like to start the series Confidently with a win in the IND vs NZ 1st ODI.
IND vs NZ 1st ODI Match Preview, Lineups & Dream 11 Team Prediction

India will take on New Zealand in the first ODI at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Jan 18, Wednesday. The series consist of three matches. India will like to continue their winning streak while New Zealand will try to stop India's run of form. The series is important for both sides for the World Cup preparation. Now lets go through the match preview of IND vs NZ 1st ODI.

Virat Kohli 166* against Sri Lanka
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India vs New Zealand : 1st ODI Match Preview

Match Details :
Match: India vs New Zealand – 1st ODI
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date & Time: 18th January 2023 at 1:30 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report : IND vs NZ 1st ODI

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
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The pitch of Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is a favourable place to bat first. chasing the total ca be little bit difficult as there are advantages for spinners & medium pacers at the second innings. Teams naturally opt to bat first and use their bowlers to defend the totals because there are not even dew factor available in this pitch. Lots of runs can be scored easily on this ground.

Avg 1st innings score : 277
Avg 2nd innings score : 250
Highest total recorded : 350
Lowest total recorded : 174

Head to Head Stats :

Matches Played (ODI) : 113
India : 55
New Zealand : 50
No Result : 7
Tie : 1

Team News : 1st ODI

India :

Team India are Confident after whitewashing Sri Lanka. The batting order of India is on fire, specially Shubman Gill & Virat Kohli are dominating. Chahal's inclusion will be a big question as Kuldeep Yadav is in a great form. Axar Patel will miss the series for personal reasons as Rajat Patidar got included in the squad. Rohit Sharma might not change too much for the 1st ODI as everyone in the team is looking quite sharp at this time.

Indian Cricket Team
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NDTV Sports

New Zealand :

New Zealand are coming after beating Pakistan 2-1. but there are some worries for them ahead of 1st ODI against India. Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kane Willamson, & Ish Sodhi might miss the series due to injuries. Devon Conway & Glenn Phillips are in hot forms after Pakistan encounter. Skipper Tom Latham might face some challenges in the first match due to the injuries.

New Zealand Cricket Team
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IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Possible Playing XI

India :

Rohit Sharma (C)
Shubman Gill
Virat Kohli
Surya Kumar Yadav
Ishan Kishan (WK)
Hardik Pandya
Washington Sundar
Shardul Thakur
Kuldeep Yadav
Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Shami

New Zealand :

Finn Allen
Devon Conway
Henry Nicholls
Daryl Mitchell
Tom Latham (C) (Wk)
Glenn Phillips
Michael Bracewell
Mitchell Santner
Henry Shipley
Lockie Ferguson
Blair Tickner

IND vs NZ 1st ODI Dream 11 Fantasy Team :

India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Dream 11 Fantasy Team

You must change your team if any of these players aren't announced in the starting lineup.

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