India’s new year series against Sri Lanka ended on a high note, thanks to some exhilarating batting from Virat Kohli and the Openers and some fierce new-ball bowling from Mohammed Siraj. Others played their part too.
The focus now has shifted to the next project on line, which is the touring New Zealanders minus some big names like Kane Williamson and Tim Southee due to workload reasons.
The white-ball teams of India and New Zealand will face each other in three ODIs and as many T20Is starting from Wednesday (January 18). It is to be noted that the Kiwis recently flopped the Men in Green in Pakistan in the 50-overs series. Hence, they will be keen to continue their winning run in the subcontinent.
Rohit Sharma will continue to lead the Indian side in ODIs, while Hardik Pandya will captain the hosts in the shortest format.
On the other hand, in the absence of Kane Williamson, wicketkeeper-batter Tom Latham will be seen in the role of New Zealand skipper during the ODIs. Meanwhile, Mitchell Santner will lead the Blackcaps in T20Is.
|1st ODI||JAN 18||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium (Hyderabad)||1:30 pm IST/08:00 am GMT|
|2ND ODI||JAN 21||Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium (Raipur)||1:30 pm IST/08:00 am GMT|
|3RD ODI||JAN 24||Holkar Cricket Stadium (Indore)||1:30 pm IST/08:00 am GMT|
|1ST T20I||JAN 27||JSCA International Stadium Complex (Ranchi)||7:00 pm IST/1:30 pm GMT|
|2ND T20I||JAN 29||Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium (Lucknow)||7:00 pm IST/1:30 pm GMT|
|3RD T20I||FEB 01||Narendra Modi Stadium (Ahmedabad)||7:00 pm IST/1:30 pm GMT|
India ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik
New Zealand ODI squad: Tom Latham (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi
India T20I squad: Hardik Pandya (c), Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Prithvi Shaw, Mukesh Kumar
New Zealand T20I squad: Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver, Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Lister, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Rippon, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner
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