Fantasy Cricket Tips, New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI: After a rather one-sided T20I series as the scoreline would suggest, India and New Zealand will lock horns in a three-match ODI series starting February 5. While the visitors haven’t put a foot wrong on their tour so far, the Kiwis will hope to make amends and put a great show in the ODI series.
BlackCaps will fancy a change in their arsenal in their ODI squad that will take on the Indian line up in the upcoming three matches. It will definitely be an uphill task for the home team to overcome the T20I scars and challenge the Indians in the ODI series.
The weather might have a role to play in the first ODI. The conditions are expected to be cloudy but there are no chances of rain in the entire day. As the match goes on, the temperature might drop down even below 10 degrees during the night.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch report
The pitch at Seddon Park is always been known to assist the batters. With an even covering of grass, it tends to present a nice surface for stroke play. In the last T20I between the two sides at this very ground, it was a high scoring thriller which India sealed in the Super Over.
Total ODIs played: 36
Matches won batting first: 11
Matches won bowling first: 23
Average 1st innings score: 233
Average 2nd innings score: 212
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury And Availability News
Team India were dealt with a major blow before the start of the series as Rohit Sharma was ruled out with calf injury. As a result, Mayank Agarwal was roped in as his replacement for the three games. On the other hand, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson was also deemed unavailable for the first two ODIs. Tom Latham will lead the BlackCaps at least in the first two games.
Probable Playing XIs:
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Mark Chapman, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (C & WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett
Bench: Kane Williamson, Tom Blundell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Kyle Jamieson
Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
Bench: Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ross Taylor
Vice-Captain: Martin Guptill, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1
Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul (Wk)
Batsmen: Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor
All-rounders: Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Colin de Grandhomme
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Hamish Bennett
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2
Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul (Wk) (C)
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer (VC), Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls
All-rounders: James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice
The surface at Hamilton is always conducive to batting. The ball comes on to the bat nicely, hence making it easier for batters to play their shots. However, the spinner might also have their say in the second half of the game with pitch getting slower as the match goes on.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, with the kind of form they exhibited in the T20I series, are two obvious choices in the Fantasy playing XI. For New Zealand, opener Martin Guptill and their most experienced player Ross Taylor would be the two most crucial players in the first ODI.
Probable Winners: India will surely have an upper hand as they face a rattled Kiwis in the first ODI. Though it is a change of formats, the pressure will be immense on the hosts to better their performance from the last series.
Match Details: The first ODI between New Zealand vs India will be played on February 5 at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The live telecast will begin at 3:00 PM local time (7 AM IST/ 2:00 AM GMT)