IND vs NZ: New Zealand will lock horns against India in the 1st ODI of the New Zealand tour of India, 2023 on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
The Indian team swatted aside Sri Lanka in three-match ODI series by 3-0 after their gut-wrenching series defeat against Bangladesh last month. They will be looking to keep their winning momentum intact against the Black Caps.
As for New Zealand, they lost the opening ODI match against Pakistan but made an astounding comeback by winning the next two games. They clinched the series 2-1 against the Men in Green and would be keen on extending their winning run in the series.
Tom Latham will be leading the Kiwis in the absence of Kane Williamson. Tim Southee will also miss the tour. All in all, with two of the top-ranked ODI teams locking horns against each other, a cracking 50-Overs game beckons in Hyderabad.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st ODI of the New Zealand tour of India, 2023.
IND vs NZ Match Details
- Match: India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI
- Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
- Time: 1:30 PM (IST) | 8:00 PM (GMT) | 1:30 PM (Local)
- Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Pitch Report For IND vs NZ, 1st ODI
The surface in Hyderabad will be a good one for batting. However, as the match progresses, the cracks will open up and it will get difficult to bat. Since most of the games here have been won by the teams batting first, whoever wins the toss will look to bat first.
Pitch Stats of Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad For IND vs NZ, 1st ODI
- Total matches played: 6
- Matches won batting first: 3
- Matches won bowling first: 3
- Average 1st Inns scores: 277
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 290
- Highest total recorded: 350/4 (50 Ov) by AUS vs IND
- Lowest total recorded: 174/10 (36.1 Ov) by ENG vs IND
- Highest score chased: 252/5 (48.5 Ov) by RSA vs IND
- Lowest score defended: 290/7 (50 Ov) by AUS vs IND
Probable Playing XI For IND vs NZ, 1st ODI
India Playing 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.
New Zealand Playing XI
Tom Latham (C & WK), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner/Dough Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson.
Stats of India & New Zealand Form in Last 5 Matches
IND vs NZ Top Players to Pick in Fantasy Team for 1st ODI of New Zealand tour of India, 2023
The star Kiwi batter has been in great form lately. He mustered 153 runs in three matches against Pakistan. Overall, he has garnered 578 runs in 15 matches at an average of 44.46 and a strike rate of 80.84.
The former Indian captain has looked absolutely magnificent in the Sri Lanka series. He finished that series as the highest run-scorer, having hammered 283 runs at an average of 141.50 and a strike rate of 137.37.
He looked in an ominous form in Pakistan series and will look to continue his good run of form. He is a great player of spin too, which makes him a crucial pick for your fantasy team. Overall, he has accumulated 3442 runs from 110 ODI innings at an average of 35.85 and a strike rate of 86.03.
The Hyderabad pacer ran riot in the recently concluded ODI series against Sri Lanka. He finished the series as the highest wicket-taker, having picked up nine wickets at an economy rate of 4.05.
IND vs NZ Player Record/Stats (Must Picks) For 1st ODI
|Virat Kohli||283 Runs (Recent ODI Series vs SL)|
|Shubman Gill||70 Runs (Recent ODI Series vs SL)|
|Rohit Sharma||142 Runs (Recent ODI Series vs SL)|
|Kuldeep Yadav||4 Wickets & 10 Runs (Recent ODI Series vs SL)|
|Mohammed Siraj||9 Wickets (Recent ODI Series vs SL)|
|Devon Conway||153 Runs (Recent ODI Series vs PAK)|
|Michael Bracewell||4 Wickets & 58 Runs (Recent ODI Series vs PAK)|
|Tom Latham||60 Runs (Recent ODI Series vs PAK)|
|Lockie Ferguson||3 Wickets (Recent ODI Series vs PAK)|
IND vs NZ Captaincy Picks For 1st ODI Between India vs New Zealand
- Virat Kohli
- Devon Conway
- Rohit Sharma
IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Team Suggesting For 1st ODI
India vs New Zealand – Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Tom Latham
- Batters: Virat Kohli, Devon Conway, Shubman Gill
- All-Rounders: Michael Bracewell, Mitchel Santner, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar
- Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammad Siraj
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice-Captain: Devon Conway
India vs New Zealand – Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Tom Latham, Ishan Kishan
- Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Devon Conway, Shubman Gill
- All-Rounders: Michael Bracewell, Hardik Pandya
- Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Mohammad Siraj, Umran Malik
- Captain: Devon Conway
- Vice-Captain: Rohit Sharma
IND vs NZ Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s Match?
India is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.