New Zealand tour of India for a limited over series matches. Both teams are flying high if you look at current form. Complete details of India vs New Zealand today match is here for our readers.
The first ODI between India and New Zealand will take place on 18th January 2023. The match will take place at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad beginning at 1:00.
India vs New Zealand Today Match Preview
India and New Zealand, both are coming in this series after a strong ODI series win over Sri Lanka and Pakistan respectively. India are currently ranked 4th in the ICC ODI Team rankings, while the Kiwis are ranked at the top. These rankings can change by the end of this series.
India vs New Zealand First ODI 2023 Playing XI
New Zealand will be without Kane Williamson and Tim Southee in this series. They will be led by Tom Latham. It will be interesting to see how they perform in the absence of two experienced players.
Tom Latham ©, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson.
Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the ODI series recently, which will ensure that Suryakumar Yadav will have a good chance to play the entire series and prove himself in ODIs too. Axar Patel is also not in the squad as he plans to marry.
Rohit Sharma ©, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik and Mohammad Shami.
India vs New Zealand Head to Head
113 matches have been played between New Zealand and India and it has been a close rivalry. India have won 55 ODIs against New Zealand, while New Zealand have won 50. The Kiwis can further narrow down this difference in this series. 7 games ended as no result in this rivalry while one was a tie.
Players to Watch Out for
For team India, it will be Mohammad Siraj and Virat Kohli. Kohli smashed two centuries against Sri Lanka and he is always in some beast mode in the Indian conditions.
Mohammad Siraj has also been superb with the ball. His pace and swing can trouble any batsman. In the final ODI against Sri Lanka he took 4/32 in his 10 overs.
For New Zealand, Glenn Phillips and their entire spin attack is key. The spin trio of Sodhi, Bracewell and Santner was quite impressive in Pakistan. With the similar kind of conditions in India, the Kiwis would want their spinners to do extremely well.
Glenn Phillips is an inform batter and he also offers part time spin. He smashed an explosive half century against Pakistan in the final ODI series to seal the series win. He will be quite crucial for the New Zealand team.