India would be looking forward to winning the series against black caps. Last year in 2016, New Zealand gave a tough fight to India (2-3). India needs to watch out for Kiwi spinners.
Although, India’s fresh spin pair of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal is shaping up fast as a lethal option, and the rise of Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya has allowed India to rest Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.
“Young spinners have added strength to bowling pool”, said the captain of Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli.
Kohli will be playing his 200th ODI tomorrow.
However, Rohit Sharma emphasized the importance of continuous matches being played by the Indian team.
“My hunger for runs will never stop,” Sharma said at a press conference in Mumbai.
Moreover, Arjun Tendulkar, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar’s son bowled to Virat Kohli in the nets at Wankhede Stadium.
Live Score India vs New Zealand 1st ODI:
India vs New Zealand 1st ODI will start at 1:30 pm IST. The match will be available live on Star Sports network. Viewers can watch the live streaming of the match HERE. 1st ODI Live Scores are available HERE and HERE.
India XI: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (W), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur
New Zealand XI: Kane Williamson (C), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (W), Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker