IND vs NZ: Why is Kane Williamson Not Playing Today’s India vs New Zealand 1st ODI? Who is New Zealand Captain?

Updated on: Jan 18, 2023 1:48 pm IST

  • Kane Williamson IND vs NZ 2023

    Kane Williamson IND vs NZ: The important news update from the New Zealand camp is that their regular captain Kane Williamson has been rested for the entire India tour comprising of three-match ODI series and as many as 3 T20I games. New Zealand are currently taking on India in the first of the three ODI matches at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The visiting New Zealand team recently registered an amazing 2-1 ODI series victory in Pakistan.

    IND vs NZ: Why is Kane Williamson Not Playing Today’s India vs New Zealand 1st ODI? Who is New Zealand Captain?

    After scoring a crucial half-century in the final ODI game against Pakistan, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will not be part of the national side for the India tour and in his absence, senior wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham will don the captaincy duties for the three-match ODI series. Williamson ended up notching up two back-to-back fifties against Pakistan in the second and third ODI matches and also scored a double hundred in the first Test recently. However, the visiting Kiwi side will surely miss their premier batsman during this India series while they have included Henry Nicholls in the playing XI for the first ODI on Wednesday.

    For New Zealand, Kane Williamson has scored more than 6500 runs from 161 ODI matches at an impressive average of over 47 that includes as many as 42 fifties and 13 hundreds.

    New Zealand Playing 11

    1. Finn Allen
    2. Devon Conway
    3. Henry Nicholls
    4. Daryl Mitchell
    5. Tom Latham (C & wk)
    6. Glenn Phillips
    7. Michael Bracewell
    8. Mitchell Santner
    9. Henry Shipley
    10. Lockie Ferguson
    11. Blair Tickner

    India vs New Zealand 2023 Schedule

    Date Format Matches Time Venue Result
    18 January, 2023 1st ODI India vs New Zealand 10 AM IST Hyderabad
    21 January, 2023 2nd ODI India vs New Zealand 10 AM IST Raipur
    24 January, 2023 3rd ODI India vs New Zealand 10 AM IST Indore
    27 January, 2023 1st T20I India vs New Zealand 7 PM IST Ranchi
    29 January, 2023 2nd T20I India vs New Zealand 7 PM IST Lucknow
    1 February, 2023 3rd T20I India vs New Zealand 7 PM IST Ahmedabad

     

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