NZ vs India first ODI: NZ win toss, elect to bowl

Ross Houston
February 5, 2020

They've been winless in nine matches across formats since, and injuries have weakened them further. After a humiliating 5-0 loss to India, hosts NZ would look to bounce back in the 5-0 over format, but it will not be easy without a regular skipper and premier batsman Kane Williamson, who is set to miss the series due to a shoulder injury. Bumrah will be the bowler from India to be watched out for in this three-match One day worldwide.

Openers Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal have been handed their ODI debuts during Team India's ongoing 1st one-day global against New Zealand at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Wednesday (February 5).

How about India? Will they have a similar team to the World Cup?

In the absence of Williamson, Tom Latham will lead the one-day global side of New Zealand. "We know what depth Indian cricket has and we are certainly not going to take them lightly", he added. Earlier, Prithvi Shaw replaced an injured Shikhar Dhawan in the previous ODI series.


New Zealand were hammered 0-5 in the T20 series, which concluded on Sunday. On the eve of the ODI series opener, captain Virat Kohli confirmed that KL Rahul will continue to bat in the middle order.

Henry Nicholls is no dasher like Colin Munro at the top, and instead is more adept at building an innings.

TOSS: New Zealand have opted to bowl. The left-hander is coming off Ford Trophy scores of 120, 62, and 55.

Jurgensen is excited by the change of format and believes New Zealand are suited well to the longer limited overs format. He called the IPL as the most competitive T20 tournament and called it as the actual preparation for the World Cup. Having been banned for a doping violation a year ago and overcome fitness issues, Shaw will be eager to make his second coming count.


While New Zealand will want to bounce back in the series after they were whitewashed in the series of the 5 T20 global matches. Instead, Auckland's beanpole quick Kyle Jamieson could make his global debut.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said Sharma "sustained a left calf muscle strain" and would take no part in the three ODIs and two Tests yet to be played in New Zealand. The Indian skipper will want to make most the chances which he gets in the ODI series. after winning the T20 global series, now Kohl will have his eyes on the ODI series as well. Prithvi has been named in the test series against New Zealand too.

At six feet and eight inches (2.03 metre), Jamieson is the tallest cricketer in New Zealand.

India vs New Zealand 1st ODI will be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Latham missed the T20 worldwide series due to the injury.


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