India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI Toss Report: Hosts Opt to Bat First; Kishan, Pandya & Thakur in Playing 11

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As
for
the
team
news,

India

has
made
four
changes
to
the
playing
11
from
the
final
ODI
against
Sri
Lanka
with
one
forced
change
as
Shreyas
Iyer
was
ruled
out
of
the
series.
KL
Rahul
and
Axar
Patel
have
also
been
rested
for
the
series.

Team
India
see
the
return
of
Hardik
Pandya,
Ishan
Kishan
and
Shardul
Thakur.
The
trio
will
come
into
the
side
in
place
of
Rahul,
Umran
Malik
and
Shreyas
Iyer.
Plus,
Washington
Sundar
comes
in
to
replace
Axar.


New
Zealand

are
also
without
regular
skippers
Kane
Williamson
and
Tim
Southee.

Tom
Latham

leads
the
side
that
also
included
Devon
Conway,
Daryl
Mitchell
and
Mitchell
Santner
among
others.

After
opting
to
bat
first,
Rohit
said:
Looks
a
good
pitch,
little
dry.
We
want
to
make
sure
we
want
to
bowl
under
lights
and
defend
score.
We
did
well
against
Sri
Lanka,
but
this
is
a
different
challenge.


“Important
for
us
to
keep
the
momentum
going.
The
spirit
in
the
team
is
really
good.
Three
changes.
Hardik
is
back,
Shardul
is
back.
SKY
and
Ishan
are
playing
as
well.

After
being
asked
to
bowl
first,
New
Zealand
skipper
Tom
Latham
said:
We
would
have
bowled
first.
Looks
a
good
surface.
They
tend
to
be
pretty
good
in
India.
We
are
missing
a
couple
of
key
guys
from
the
Pakistan
series,
but
it’s
an
opportunity
for
the
other
guys.

We
love
coming
to
India
and
experiencing
all
that
the
country
has
to
offer.
Most
of
the
squad
has
pretty
much
played
a
good
number
of
games.
Three
seamers
and
two
spinners
today.

India
vs
New
Zealand
1st
ODI
Pitch
Report

At
the
pitch
report,
former
India
spinner
Murali
Kartik
and
former
New
Zealand
pacer
Danny
Morrison
reckoned
it’s
a
good
surface
and
batting
first
or
second
the
wicket
won’t
change
much.

278
(is)
average
first
innings
score,
it
suggests
it’s
a
good
surface.
Either
side
(square)

63
metres
and
downtown
70
metres.
Not
a
cloud
in
the
sky.
The
pitch

it’s
a
nice
straw-coloured
surface,
light
grass
but
pretty
evenly
rolled
,”
Kartik
and
Morrison
told
the
host
broadcaster
Star
Sports.

Batting
first
or
batting
second
is
immaterial.
The
curator
says
it’s
pretty
cold
in
the
evenings
which
is
what
we
saw
in
the
last
two
days.
There’s
not
enough
dew
to
suggest
that
batting
second
is
an
option.
It’s
up
to
the
teams’ makeup
what
they
want
to
do.

India
vs
New
Zealand
1st
ODI
Playing
11s:


India
XI:

Rohit
Sharma
(captain),
Shubman
Gill,
Virat
Kohli,
Ishan
Kishan
(wicketkeeper),
Suryakumar
Yadav,
Hardik
Pandya,
Washington
Sundar,
Shardul
Thakur,
Kuldeep
Yadav,
Mohammed
Siraj,
Mohammed
Shami


New
Zealand
XI:

Finn
Allen,
Devon
Conway,
Henry
Nicholls,
Daryl
Mitchell,
Tom
Latham
(captain/wicketkeeper),
Glenn
Phillips,
Michael
Bracewell,
Mitchell
Santner,
Henry
Shipley,
Lockie
Ferguson,
Blair
Tickner

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