NZ vs IND: Why is Deepak Chahar Not Playing Today’s New Zealand vs India 1st ODI Match?

Updated on: Nov 25, 2022 6:53 am IST

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    Deepak Chahar NZ vs IND: In an important news development, India are not playing right-arm seamer Deepak Chahar in the first of the three-match ODI series against New Zealand scheduled to be played at the Eden Park in Auckland. Team India will now be eyeing to prepare well and pick their best possible combination for the upcoming 50-overs World Cup scheduled to be hosted at home next year.

    NZ vs IND: Why is Deepak Chahar Not Playing Today’s New Zealand vs India 1st ODI Match?

    After having lost the toss and being asked to bat first, Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan mentioned that they have two debutants playing today who are Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik. In a really surprising selection, the Men in Blue have not included premier pace bowler Deepak Chahar in the playing XI. Incidentally, Chahar was originally part of the reserves for the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2022 but he got injured at the last moment and did not play the ODI series against South Africa at home earlier this year. The Indian team management have gone ahead with Shardul Thakur in the side, however, they have only five frontline bowling options and no Deepak Hooda in the team who could have provided with some useful overs of off-spin.

    “It’s an amazing place, I enjoy playing over here. No issues batting first, I would have bowled first. I feel the wicket is a bit sticky but the sun is out and it should dry out soon. With this team, we have played a few series earlier as well. It’s a good opportunity for all the youngsters to perform and show their talents. We are very fortunate that we’ve got Indians all over the world and they keep supporting us, we are grateful for it. We’ve got 2 debutants – Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik,” said Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan during the toss.

    IND Playing 11

    1. Shikhar Dhawan (C)
    2. Shubman Gill
    3. Shreyas Iyer
    4. Suryakumar Yadav
    5. Rishabh Pant (wk)
    6. Sanju Samson
    7. Washington Sundar
    8. Shardul Thakur
    9. Arshdeep Singh
    10. Umran Malik
    11. Yuzvendra Chahal

    India vs New Zealand Schedule

    Date Format Match Time Venue Result
    18 November, 2022 (Friday) 1st T20I New Zealand vs India 12 PM IST Sky Stadium, Wellington No Result
    20 November, 2022 (Sunday) 2nd T20I New Zealand vs India 12 PM IST Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui India won by 65 runs
    22 November, 2022 (Tuesday) 3rd T20I New Zealand vs India 12 PM IST McClean Park, Napier Match Tied
    25 November, 2022 (Friday) 1st ODI New Zealand vs India 7 AM IST Eden Park, Auckland
    27 November, 2022 (Sunday) 2nd ODI New Zealand vs India 7 AM IST Seddon Park, Hamilton
    30 November, 2022 (Wednesday) 3rd ODI New Zealand vs India 7 AM IST Hagley Oval, Christchurch

     

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