With the 2023 ODI World Cup being the next big event, the three-match ODI series will serve as a perfect audition platform for the young players of both India and New Zealand. The young players will want to take center stage and grab their chances in the upcoming series.
We look at the current form, head-to-head, players to look out for, and squads of both teams in our match preview.
Current form of India: W L W W W
India will play ODI cricket after July and they would want to hit the ground running. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team and he will look to get the best out of his players. It will also be a perfect opportunity for the young players to deliver for the team.
Current form of New Zealand: L L L W W
New Zealand had lost their previous series against Australia but
had won against the West Indies. The Kiwis are always a force to reckon with in their own conditions and they would want to give their best against an inexperienced Indian team.
Head to Head: Matches: 110, Won by India: 55, Won by New Zealand: 49, Tied: 1, NR: 5.
India holds a slight advantage against New Zealand in the head-to-head battle.
Players to look out for: Suryakumar Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer Shubman Gill, and Yuzvendra Chahal will hold the key for India.
Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, and Glenn Phillips will be the crucial players for New Zealand.
India ODI squad for New Zealand tour: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Rishabh Pant (vc & wk), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik.
New Zealand Squad For ODIs: Kane Williamson (Captain), Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Tim Southee.