The away campaign for team India continues as they now head to New Zealand. After conquering Australia, the Men in Blue will take on their Trans-Tasman rivals in 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is. The first of the 3 ODIs will be played on Wednesday at the McLean Park, Napier. Keep reading to find out India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Prediction.
Virat Kohli and his men must be fuming with confidence after achieving their first victories in Test and ODI cricket in Australia. With the ODI World Cup fast approaching, they would treat the New Zealand series as preparation as the conditions in England would be similar. They would look to build a core line-up that would settle until the mega event.
On the other hand, New Zealand is a tough nut to crack in their own backyard. They hardly lose at home. The Kiwis would come into the series on the back of the hammering they gave to Sri Lanka across formats. The Men in Black possess some exciting talent amongst the rank in white ball cricket that could surprise the visitors.
Here is our India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Prediction
Case1: If India bats first
First Innings score prediction: 310-320
Result prediction: New Zealand will win the match by 5 wickets
Case2: If New Zealand bats first
First Innings score prediction: 330-340
Result prediction: New Zealand will win the match by 20-30 runs
Head to head in ODIs
Total ODIs: 104, New Zealand won: 44, India won: 51, Abandoned/No Result/Tied: 9
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Southee
India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Prediction: New Zealand can prove to be a difficult team to beat at home. Their strong batting line-up could make use of the batting-friendly conditions and exploit the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.
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