IND vs NZ: Why is KL Rahul Not Playing Today’s India vs New Zealand 1st ODI? Who is India Wicket Keeper?

Updated on: Jan 18, 2023 1:12 pm IST

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    KL Rahul IND vs NZ: The biggest update from the India camp is that their premier wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul will not be available for the entire three-match ODI series against New Zealand scheduled to be played at home. India will be facing New Zealand in the first ODI encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on 18 January, 2023. The Men in Blue recently defeated the visiting Sri Lankan team both in the ODIs and T20I series at home.

    IND vs NZ: Why is KL Rahul Not Playing Today’s India vs New Zealand 1st ODI? Who is India Wicket Keeper?

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated that KL Rahul had asked for rest during the home series against New Zealand due to family commitments and there are also reports that he is very much likely to get married. During the last two ODI series against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Rahul was part of the India playing XI as the wicket-keeper batsman and even scored a match-winning half-century in the second ODI game against the Lankan side. However, India’s skipper Rohit Sharma had already mentioned that they will play Ishan Kishan as the wicket-keeper batsman in the opening ODI match against New Zealand on Wednesday.

    “Ishan will be batting middle-order, I’m glad that he can get a run here after a fine knock against Bangladesh,” Indian captain Rohit Sharma said in the pre-match press conference.

    IND Playing 11

    1. Rohit Sharma (C)
    2. Shubman Gill
    3. Virat Kohli
    4. Ishan Kishan (wk)
    5. Suryakumar Yadav
    6. Hardik Pandya
    7. Washington Sundar

    8. Shardul Thakur
    9. Kuldeep Yadav

    10. Mohammed Shami
    11. Mohammed Siraj

    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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