New Zealand vs India 1st ODI Match Preview

New Zealand vs India

After a rain-limited T20I series, the focus now shifts to One Day Internationals as New Zealand and India meet in the first game at Auckland’s Eden Park on Friday 25 November.  Both teams are going to fight now.  draw first blood in the three game series.

New Zealand vs India 1st odi match preview

India will face New Zealand in a three match ODI series after winning the three match T20 series.  Both teams had made some significant changes to their squads for the ODI series.  Shikhar Dhawan is the new captain of the Indian team in this three match series while Kane Williamson will lead New Zealand.

New Zealand were not good in the T20 series and were also lucky as they avoided the shutout but lost the series 1-0.  Two of the three T20 matches were affected by rain.  New Zealand had made some significant changes to their ODI squad.  Captain Kane Williamson will lead the batting order with Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell and James Neesham.  It is very interesting as there are four wicketkeeper batsmen in the New Zealand team.

Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway and Tom Latham are porter batsmen in the New Zealand squad for this three-game series against India.  The New Zealand bowling unit is also strong for this series.  Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne and Tim Southee are New Zealand’s leading bowlers, while Mitchell Santner is available on the team as a fifth bowling option.

India performed well and won the T20 series.  India had changed their captain but another team is almost the same as that in T20 series.  The batting order of the India team is very strong and experienced when compared to New Zealand.  Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan open the at bats for India, while Suryakumar Yadav comes in as number three.  Shreyas Iyer is also available in the squad for Team India and we believe he will hit fourth.  Deepak Hooda and Washington Sundar will manage India’s middle batting order.

Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson are available as wicketkeepers and we believe Rishabh Pant will get a chance to play in this match.  Remember that Sanju Samson also had no chance to play in the T20 series.  India’s bowling division is also stronger than New Zealand’s.  Shardul Thakur had a chance to play for India after a long time and we are sure he will be part of the final XI for this match.  Together with Deepak Chahar, he will open the bowling entrance for India. 

Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Arshdeep Singh are also available in the bowling squad in India.  We are sure Arshdeep Singh will make his ODI debut in this match.  Umran Malik is also part of the Indian bowling unit.  He didn’t get a chance to play for India in the T20 series, but we expect him to make his ODI cricket debut in this series as well.

Match details

  • New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI, India tour of New Zealand 2022
  • Location: Eden Park, Auckland
  • Date and time: November 25, 07:00 am
  • Broadcast TV and live stream: Amazon Prime Video

Possible Playing XI and Squad for Today’s Match

New Zealand Possible 11: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson.

New Zealand ODI Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Michael Bracewell, Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell.

India Possible 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

India ODI Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Sanju Samson, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Pitch report and conditions for today’s game

The first ODI match between New Zealand and India will be played at Eden Park, Auckland.  This is one of the largest venues in New Zealand in terms of audience capacity.  The field at this location is good for batting.  It also has a little help for spin bowlers.  Based on the live cricket score, a total of 170 runs should be a draw.

Weather forecast for today’s game

 The weather forecast in Auckland on match day is good.  There is almost no chance of rain and we might have a whole game to watch.

TOSS Prediction in today’s match prediction

The draw may play an important role in deciding this match.  According to our draw prediction, the team that wins the draw can choose to play first.

Chance to win today’s match for both sides

We have no doubt that India is the better team compared to New Zealand.  They have a strong batting order and bowling unit which has increased India’s chances of winning for today’s game.  The winning odds equation of both teams for today’s game is listed below.

  • India has a 52% chance of winning this match
  • New Zealand has a 48% chance of winning this match