India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Hyderabad Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

Updated on: Jan 18, 2023 9:46 am IST

  • India vs New Zealand 1st ODI

    India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: The Indian men are set to face New Zealand on Wednesday (January 18) at 1:30 PM (IST). It’s the first match of the three-match One Day International (ODI) series and will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad (Deccan).

    India, earlier at home, won the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. The side whitewashed the visitors then and are doing excellent in all departments. Their contest against New Zealand would be a crucial assignment, deeming the upcoming World Cup this year.

    On the other hand, New Zealand will be looking to do their best, particularly versus India. The visitors are the number one ODI team in the world but are without Kane Williamson, their regular skipper, and Tim Southee, their chief pacer.

    As India vs New Zealand 1st ODI contest is at the edge, here’s the pitch report and more from Hyderabad.

    India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Hyderabad Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

    It seems like a batting pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad to say and is better suited for pacers.

    Based on the last five ODIs played at the venue, the average first innings score has been around 284 and the average total score has been around 266. Almost all the toss winners opted to bat first. However, 60% of the sides batting first won the games.

    Until now, the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has hosted six ODIs. Here’s a table explaining the team India’s record at the venue.

    No. 

    Match  Result  Year 
    1  India vs South Africa 

    South Africa won by 5 wickets 

    2005 

    2 

    India vs Australia 

    Australia won by 47 runs  

    2007 
    3  India vs Australia  Australia won by 3 wickets 

    2009 

    4 

    India vs England  India won by 126 runs  2011 
    5  India vs Sri Lanka 

    India won by 6 wickets 

    2014 

    6 

    India vs Australia 

    India won by 6 wickets 

    2019 

    IND vs NZ ODI Series Schedule

    Match 

    Date  Venue 
    India vs New Zealand
    1st ODI 
    January 18 

    Hyderabad (Deccan) 

    2nd ODI 

    January 21  Raipur 
    3rd ODI  January 24 

    Indore 

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