The 50 over cycle begins as teams shift their attention to the 50 over World Cup. Both teams are doing a fair job in ODI Cricket, but with less games given to the format, there is some work to do going forward as they play their way through to the World Cup.
Played- 109 | India -55 | New Zealand – 49 | No Result- 0 | Tie- 1
Date: November 25th 2022
Time: 7:00 AM IST
The Weather at Auckland is pretty good for the upcoming game.
New Zealand does not generally provide much swing in white-ball cricket. Batting should be easy with runs on offer, and with small boundaries, chasing is a better option.
Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry
Suryakumar Yadav is the only member from the Indian top four in the World Cup to be a part of the New Zealand series. Along with Virat Kohli, he carried the Indian batting line-up, providing the intent and push when needed. He is seen as a player who India need to emulate, given his style and intent. With a young side around him, Suryakumar will a have a huge role to play with his influence, given the tournaments coming up.
Finn Allen is seen as New Zealand’s star for the future. He is one of their most versatile batters and has the license up front to go out and enjoy his time in the middle. His starts are going to be crucial, and with Williamson struggling after his injury, Allen will have a job, helping ease the pressure on Williamson.
New Zealand are near full-strength while India are playing a new side. India though are full of interesting and versatile cricketers. With less pressure on them now, the upcoming game could be seen as an eye opener as India being a new cycle.