IND vs NZ: Predicted India Playing XI for India vs New Zealand ODI series

Updated on: Jan 14, 2023 3:45 pm IST

  • India vs New Zealand 2023

    India and New Zealand are all set to lock horns with each other in the white-ball series. The ODI series between the teams will kick start from 18th January in Hyderabad whereas the second and third game will be played on 21st and 24th January in Raipur and Indore respectively.

    IND vs NZ: Predicted India Playing XI for India vs New Zealand ODI series

    Rohit Sharma (C)
    Shubman Gill

    Virat Kohli
    Ishan Kishan (WK)

    Shreyas Iyer
    Hardik Pandya
    Washington Sundar
    Shardul Thakur

    Kuldeep Yadav
    Mohammed Siraj
    Mohammad Shami

    Indian skipper Rohit Sharma will no doubt open the innings for the team. However, there will be lot of speculations about who will be his opening partner. But it is expected that Shubman Gill will be batting at the top of the order. The duo did a decent job in the series against Sri Lanka.

    There’s no brainer that Virat Kohli will bat at No.3 for his team and will play a crucial role against the No.1 ODI side in the series. With KL Rahul not being there, Ishan Kishan is likely to get the opportunity but it is expected that he will bat in the middle.

    Kishan is likely to bat at No.4 with Shreyas Iyer being shifted to No.5. Hardik Pandya will play a crucial role with both bat and ball at No.6. He will be followed by Washington Sundar, who is likely to play in the team in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel.

    With Shardul Thakur being back in the side, it is likely that he will walk straight into the playing XI. He is expected to play ahead of Umran Malik as his ability with the bat will be handy for India. Kuldeep Yadav will be the leg spinner in the team with Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj being the pacers.

    IND vs NZ: India squad for the ODI series against New Zealand

    Apart from above mentioned 11 players, KS Bharat has received his maiden call-up whereas Shahbaz Ahmed has been named in the team. Suryakumar Yadav, Umran Malik and Yuzvendra Chahal have also founded themselves in the squad.

    Here’s India squad for the ODI series against New Zealand

    Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik

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