IND vs NZ: In the series opener at Napier, New Zealand did not live up to the expectations of a fiercely competitive limited-over side and who are touted dark horse for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. India, kickstarted their tour of New Zealand with a hassle-free outing, would be more than pleased with how things have fallen in place for them.
Speaking of the current form, New Zealand are better than what they did in the series opener. Prior to that, the Blackcaps had won 22 out of 34 games in the last two years while India have registered 22 wins in 35 games.
New Zealand vs India Playing 11
New Zealand’s Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Tom Latham
Batsmen – Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls
All-rounders – Mitchell Santner
Bowlers – Trent Boult (Doubt: Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Doug Bracewell)
India’s Playing 11
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik/Ambati Rayudu
All-rounders – Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand vs India Squads
New Zealand ODI squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill