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Shubman Gill shone with the bat, Mohammed Siraj continued to be impressive with the ball, as India beat New Zealand in the first ODI in Hyderabad. However, the Indian side were worried for a brief while when Michael Bracewell notched up a roaring hundred during a steep chase and in a World Cup year, Indian captain Rohit Sharma would want a far-more consistent show.
The second match of the 3-match ODI series will take place in Raipur and both teams would want better performances from their players.
India vs New Zealand Predicted XI
India Predicted XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami
New Zealand Predicted XI
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (capt & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson
India vs New Zealand Match Details
Match: India vs New Zealand, ODI 1
Date & Time: January 21, 1:30 PM
Venue: Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar app
India vs New Zealand Fantasy Team
Captain – Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain – Devon Conway
Wicketkeeper – Tom Latham
Batters – Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls
All-rounders – Washington Sundar, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson
India vs New Zealand Raipur Weather and Pitch Report
There is a tendency for the pace of the pitch in Raipur to slow down as the game progresses, which allows spinners to dominate and forces pacers to rely on variations and slower deliveries. There will be clear skies and a maximum temperature of 31 degrees Celsius. There could also be dew in the evening and hence, the captain winning the toss would want to bowl first.
India vs New Zealand Match Prediction
India were good for a majority of the game in Hyderabad. They are favourites to win this match and seal the series, but New Zealand will be far-prepared to give the host a run for their money.