The three ODI series between India and New Zealand (Ind and NZ) is going to start tomorrow from 25th November. The first match of the series will be played in Auckland. There are indications that major changes can be seen in this first ODI against New Zealand. Who can get a chance for the first match, what could be India’s possible team playing 11, read below…
Change of batsmen in the opener…
This time in the Indian team, there will be a big change in the opener because in the T20 series of this tour, there will be a big change in the opener itself. Shikhar Dhawan is the captain in this series and he will be the opener. Therefore, now Ishan Kishan or Rishabh Pant will not get a chance to open. Dhawan and Shubman Gill will open this time.
There will be big changes in the middle order in the ODI series as there will be no Hardik Pandya in this series. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Sanju Samson can get a chance in the middle order. So these big changes can now happen in the middle order.
What will happen in fast bowling…
The most important question is whether Umran Malik will get a chance in this ODI series as Umran Malik is in good form. If Shikhar Dhawan is to be included in the team, a big decision will have to be taken on who to drop. If one of Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar or Shardul Thakur is ruled out, then Umran may get a chance this time.
Chance for three spinners.
There are indications that three spinners can play in the first match of this ODI series. Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav can get a chance in this. India’s first ODI will be played in Auckland on Friday. Hardik Pandya will not captain India in this match. Hardik has been rested for the ODI series. Hence, Shikhar Dhawan will lead the Indian ODI team. India has won the T20 series in this tour. In such a situation, now everyone’s curiosity will be about whether the Indian team will be able to win the ODI series.
India’s Probable Team Playing 11 –
1 Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal/ Kuldeep Yadav.