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India Vs New Zealand ODI 2019: Ist Match Prediction & Analysis

India Vs New Zealand ODI 2019: Ist Match Prediction & Analysis

After winning the series against Australia, India seeks out New Zealand next. Virat Kohli and co. begins their New Zealand tour with a 5 match ODI series, the first of which will be held at McLean Park. India is on a high roll after a gruelling ODI, test and T20 series win, while the hosts are also coming off a series win against Sri Lanka. This is yet another uphill battle for India as they take on a really good Kiwi team. India will also look to avenge their disastrous 2014 series loss in New Zealand. It could be another history in the making, if India manages to win a series in New Zealand. So, join us for the latest team news, starting XIs, key players, and of course our prediction.

New Zealand

Much like India, the Black Caps are on a scintillating form of late. The Kiwis have never looked this good before. Riding on the back of a series win against Sri Lanka, New Zealand will be looking to put a stop to India’s dominant run. Led by the dynamic Kane Williamson, the team is one of the leading contenders for this year’s World Cup. The team will be sure to take full home advantage and make use of the short boundaries and flat pitches. These conditions make it ideal for the batting duo of Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson to notch up quick runs. Not to forget the scoring machine, that is, Ross Taylor is in red hot form and he would love to hit the bowlers all around the park. With Colin Munro slowly finding his form again, the Indian bowlers have a tough task ahead of them.

Bowling Line-up

The bowling unit is well balanced with devastating pacers capable of blowing wickets as well as spinners capable of troubling the best hitters. The threat of Trent Boult and Tim Southee disrupting the openers is always ever present. India will also have to be wary of Lockie Ferguson, who was in top form against Sri Lanka. With his devastating pace, Ferguson will surely be hunting for wickets.

Betting Line-up

Much like Kohli, New Zealand will look up to Captain Kane Williamson to lead them with the bat along with Guptill and Ross Taylor. The bowling attack will be led by Boult, Southee and Ferguson.

Predicted Playing XI

Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santer, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry.

India

India has been in an exemplary form in the past year. The confidence is high after a historic win in Australia and the team will be looking to continue the form in New Zealand. With one eye open for revenge also for the 2014 whitewash, India is the team to watch out for. It comes of no surprise that, Virat Kohli is the man to watch out for. The captain is hands down, the best batsman in the world right now. Kohli will be looking forward to shattering a few more records in this series. Hit man Rohit Sharma, one of the most consistent performers for India in 50 overs and Shikhar Dhawan will be looking to add runs with the bat. Former captain MS Dhoni will look to silence his critics once more. India have quite a lot of depth in their batting line up, so chasing down 300+ scores should not be a problem for the team.

Bowling Line-up

The absence of Jasprit Bumrah has been handled well by the duo of Mohammed Shami and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. In place of the suspended Hardik Pandya, India has called upon Vijay Shankar and Ravindra Jadeja to fill up the all rounder duties. The spin combination of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has reaped fruits for India.

Betting Line-up

The monstrous batting line up of Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Dhawan and Dhoni can score as well as chase down any score. The visitors will look to restrict the hosts using the pace of Bhuvi and Shami and the spin of Chahal and Kuldeep.

Predicted Playing XI

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav.

India Vs ODI Match Prediction: Who’ll win today’s match?

This is a mammoth battle between two of the best teams in the world. A close match but India will end up winning the first of the five match series.

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