IND vs NZ: Why is Yuzvendra Chahal Not Playing Today’s India vs New Zealand 1st ODI? Check India Playing XI

Updated on: Jan 18, 2023 2:48 pm IST

  • Yuzvendra Chahal IND vs NZ 2023

    Yuzvendra Chahal IND vs NZ: The important news from the Indian camp is that they are not playing their premier leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the opening ODI game against New Zealand being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. India defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 in the recently concluded three-match ODI series at home. The Men in Blue are now scheduled to play as many as three ODI and 3 T20I matches against New Zealand at home.

    IND vs NZ: Why is Yuzvendra Chahal Not Playing Today’s India vs New Zealand 1st ODI? 

    During the recently concluded ODI series against Sri Lanka, right-arm leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was not available for selection in the second game due to a sore right shoulder and that allowed left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav to get a spot in the side. Kuldeep ended up delivering a sensational Man of the Match performance where he registered impressive figures of 3 for 51 from his quota of 10 overs and he also bowled very well in the third and final ODI against the Lankan side. This is why the Indian team management have decided to go ahead with Kuldeep Yadav as their frontline leg-spinner in the first ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday.

    Chahal has taken a total of 119 wickets from 71 ODI games so far at an economy of less than 6 while Kuldeep Yadav has picked up as many as 124 ODI wickets from 75 matches at an economy of 5.18.

    India Playing XI

    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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