India vs New Zealand 1st ODI – Mumbai 2017


India are all set to host New Zealand for the first ODI in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. New Zealand has played 2 warm up games here. Ross Taylor and Tom Latham has Registered 100 in these games.

Weather conditions: Sunny day, no chance of rain

Ground and pitch condition: Wankhede pitch has always been a batting paradise, so expect a flat track with +280 first innings run on the card.

Last ten matches first inning runs played here produce: 348-255-286-221-193-265-358-220-274. This gives an average of 277.

TEAM INDIA NEWS: Shikhar Dhawan come back to the squad, meaning he will partner Rohit Sharma in opening.

While, there is number 4 spot position still to be grabbed by potential player. Either Manish Pandey or Dinesh kartik will get a chance to play at number 4. Rest of the team is pretty much settled.

This ground is a home ground of rohit Sharma, he is familiar with conditions here, so expect high score from him today.

PROBABLE XI: Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Kartik, Jhadav, Dhoni, Pandya, Bhuvneswar, kuldeep, Chahal, Bumrah.


TEAM NEW ZEALAND NEWS– Captain Williamson has already said that Colin Munro will open the innings with martin guptil and tom Latham will play in middle order.

Both Latham and Ross Taylor has registered 100 in practice games. Todd astle is injured so ish sodhi is named his replacement.

PROBABLE XI: Guptil, Munro, Williamson, Taylor, Latham, Nicolas/Phillip, grandhomme, santner, southee, sodhi, boult


STATS:  India have lost only 2 series in home in their last 17 series.

Kohli will play his 200th ODI today and he will be 13th Indian to this landmark.

New Zealand has played at Wankhede Stadium 2 times and it is 1 win, 1 loss record.

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