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IND vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates, Pitch Report & Injury Updates for 1st ODI

India will host New Zealand in the 3 matches ODI series followed by as many T20Is. The 1st ODI will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Wednesday. Both sides are fresh from previous ODI series wins.

Match Details:

India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Date & Time: January 18th at 1:30 PM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

What is the pitch report for IND vs NZ, 1st ODI?

It’s a balanced surface that offers equal assistance for both batters and bowlers. The boundaries are quite big compared to other venues in India. The team batting 1st and chasing won have 3 matches each out of the 6 ODIs played here. The highest score recorded here is 350 whereas the lowest is 174.

Recent form:

India: Won Won Won Won Lost

New Zealand: Won Won Lost NR NR

IND vs NZ, 1st ODI Probable Winners:

India are expected to win this match.

What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for IND vs NZ, 1st ODI?


Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal / Kuldeep Yadav

New Zealand

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

Injury Updates:

India: Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the series with a back injury.

New Zealand: Ish Sodhi will miss the 1st ODI due to an ankle injury.

What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for IND vs NZ, 1st ODI?

Top Pick Batter

Virat Kohli is not far away from breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most ODI centuries. He was the Player of the Series against Sri Lanka for his monumental efforts with the bat where he scored 283 runs including 2 centuries.

Top Pick All-Rounder

Michael Bracewell is a developing all-rounder for New Zealand. He had a decent series against Pakistan, picking up 4 wickets and scoring 58 runs.

Top Pick Bowler

Mohammed Siraj has been ruthless with the ball and picked up the most wickets in the recently concluded ODI series against Sri Lanka. In 3 matches, he has scalped 9 wickets with the best figures of 4 for 32.

Top Pick Wicketkeeper

Tom Latham has a good love affair with India. In 20 ODIs, he has scored 846 runs at an average of 65.07 with the highest score of 145*.


Devon Conway possesses a great level of technique and occupies crease for a longer period of time. He has scored a century and a half-century in his last 2 innings.

What are the fantasy suggested teams for IND vs NZ, 1st ODI?

1. Tom Latham (vc), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Shubman Gill, Michael Bracewell, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj

2. Tom Latham, Finn Allen, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Devon Conway (vc), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj

Pre-Match Analysis:

India started their World Cup preparations on a higher note with a 3-0 clean sweep over Sri Lanka in their previous ODI series. Virat Kohli who had a lean patch last year is bringing back his old glory and has struck 3 centuries in his last 4 innings. There have been notable changes to the squad for this series with no Lokesh Rahul and Axar Patel who opted out citing personal reasons. Shreyas Iyer has been ruled due to a back injury and he will be replaced by Rajat Patidar. The opening combination of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill doing really well that pushes Ishan Kishan down to the middle order. Suryakumar Yadav who is not a first-choice pick for the ODIs will likely to bat at No.4. They recently lost the away series against New Zealand 1-0 and will be eager to give it back this time.

New Zealand are without their key players Kane Williamson and Tim Southee who have been rested for this series. Tom Latham who has an excellent batting record against India will lead the side. They are yet to win an ODI series on Indian soil and with a relatively inexperienced squad it will be a tough ask for them to create history. As a side, they did an outstanding job in the Pakistan tour where they wrapped up the ODI series 2-1. Ish Sodhi who suffered an ankle injury in the 3rd ODI against Pakistan will miss the opening game. Devon Conway has been instrumental in the success of the side lately and will be the key player to watch out for.

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