New Zealand Vs India, 1st ODI, Jan 23, Wed: Match Preview & Prediction

Cricket fans are always busy with some or the other international series going on. Just after India tour of Australia 2018-19 has ends, team India will be in action for ODI series against New Zealand. Team India will continue its overseas tour and will be travelling to New Zealand after Australia tour. The first ODI match will be held on January 23 and here are the match details and predictions.

MatchNew Zealand vs India, 1st One Day International
Time7: 30 am IST
VenueMcLean Park, Napier
Match days23 January 2019 – day/night match (50-over match)
SeriesIndia Tour of New Zealand 2019
Match numberODI no. 4082

Team New Zealand
Yet to be announced

Team India

Khaleel Ahmed, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik

Match Prediction

  • Team India will be playing a match in New Zealand after a long time. The last time when these two teams played against each other was on the Indian soil and team India won that ODI series. This match will be an interesting one because there is a wide difference between the average scores of both the innings. For the first innings, it is around 245 while for the second one, it is close to 200.
  • Another reason that proves that this match will be an interesting one is the current ODI rankings of both the teams. India is at number 2 while team New Zealand is at number 3 with not much difference in the points. This stat is enough to show that the clash will be a treat for cricket fans.
  • The matches between these two teams have often turned nail-biting and quite interesting. The same is expected to happen as it will the first match of the ODI series and both the teams would like to begin the series with a victory. Though team New Zealand is behind team India in the rankings, they still have more chances of winning the game because of their home ground advantage.
  • The batting line-up of team New Zealand is quite a strong one and there are power-hitters in the team including the captain. This might prove to be a threat for team India if the bowlers are not able to take quick wickets in the game.

Team India might take some time in understanding the conditions. Therefore, the hosts have better chances of winning the game.

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