IND vs NZ: Team India’s next destination after the Sri Lanka series is New Zealand. India and New Zealand will play the first three games of the three-match ODI series, and then the three-game T20 series will begin. The first game of the ODI series will take place on January 18 in Hyderabad. The BCCI has also released the name of the Indian team.
There have been numerous changes made to this. The Indian team from the ODI series does not contain KL Rahul or Akshar Patel, but it does have KS Bharat, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Shardul Thakur. India’s batting lineup in the upcoming game may undergo significant adjustments due to KL Rahul’s absence. While Hardik Pandya will serve as the vice-captain in the series, Rohit Sharma will be in charge of leading the team.
Ishan Kishan will enter Team India’s playing XI
One of Team India’s top players, Ishan Kishan, was unable to participate in any of the three ODI matches against Sri Lanka. Ishan Kishan would have to wait for a few more days, according to captain Rohit Sharma, who also stated that Shubman Gill will receive frequent opportunities. KL Rahul took over wicket-keeping duties in the interim.
Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul are no longer participating in the New Zealand series. There is a strong likelihood that Ishan Kishan will be tasked with keeping wickets throughout the ODI series in such a circumstance. There is a chance that Ishan Kishan will open if he stays in the Indian playing XI. But when Rohit Sharma, the skipper, begins the innings, what will happen to Shubman Gill? Shubman Gill will likely either be left out of India’s starting lineup or forced to bat in the middle order in such a scenario.
Shubman Gill did his best against Sri Lanka
However, Shubman Gill performed admirably in the ODI series against Sri Lanka and was second only to Virat Kohli in terms of runs scored. In three games, he scored 207 runs at an average of 69. However, it should be expected that he would bat after Rahul in the middle order, with captain Rohit Sharma opening with Ishan Kishan. Ishan Kishan’s decision to miss the next game after scoring a double-century also caused some controversy. However, Shubman Gill showed that he made the right choice by scoring a lot of runs.
The likelihood of KS Bharath making his international debut against the New Zealand team, which is seen as strong, despite the fact that he has also been chosen as a wicket-keeper for the Indian squad but has not yet played a match for India, is fairly low. That is, after missing three straight games, Ishan Kishan will once more be seen participating in ODIs.
Probable Playing 11
- India – Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami/Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik
- New Zealand – Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Lockie Ferguson, Doug Bracewell