This series is part of the World Super League, New Zealand will seek as many points as possible from it in order to ensure straight qualification for next year's ODI World Cup in India. Let's take a look at the crucial match-ups before the first ODI between the two teams.
After the T20I series, the focus moves to ODIs. Shikhar Dhawan will captain India, who has recently found success as captain, having won series against the West Indies and South Africa. Because this series is part of the World Super League, New Zealand will seek as many points as possible from it in order to ensure straight qualification for next year’s ODI World Cup in India. Let’s take a look at the crucial match-ups before the first ODI between the two teams.
Kuldeep Yadav had a strong series against South Africa earlier this year, but he has a poor record against Latham, who is perhaps the finest player of spin in the Kiwi team. Latham has a strike rate of 118.4 against Kuldeep, and the wrist spinner has only dismissed him twice in 76 balls. Latham will therefore want to put the Indian spinner under pressure from the start.
Dhawan has struggled this year in ODIs with a strike rate of just 74.6. He is not going to find it easy against NZ too as Henry would look to put a break to his innings from the word go.
Kane hasn’t been in great form since returning from injury. He struggled in the T20 World Cup, and his fifty against India in the second T20I was not a fluent knock. He’ll be hoping to regain his rhythm, but it won’t be easy because Yuzvendra Chahal has an advantage over him in ODIs.