In the first ODI of the India tour of New Zealand 2022, both teams will collide at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday, November 25 at 7 AM IST.
The preparation for the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 commences on Friday. The Men in Blue, which will be helmed by Shikhar Dhawan, without their regular players will be heading into this series full of confidence after winning the T20I series. With the ODI squad stacked with youngsters, the upcoming series will be a great opportunity for them to seal a spot in the team considering the ODI World Cup next year. The tourists will also look to replicate their T20I series victory in the 50-over format.
On the other end, the Blackcaps will look for a turnaround in the series after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final exit and bilateral series defeat in the shortest format. The Kiwi-skipper, Kane Williamson will count on his go-to fast bowler, Tim Southee to pick wickets in the initial overs in the absence of Trent Boult. The hosts will look for a victory on Friday and acquire a comfortable lead.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams in the ODI format, the Indians have the upper hand. Both teams squared off on 110 occasions, India won 55 games while New Zealand emerged victorious on 49 occasions.
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