The first MasterCard ODI Trophy will be played between India and New Zealand, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad in India. The match will start at 1:30 PM IST.
After dominating Sri Lanka in the One day Series now it’s time for the India New Zealand MasterCard ODI series. The New Zealand series will be a challenge for the Indian team as the New Zealand side has some extremely talented cricketers who stand tall in the field of cricket and are known to be a well-balanced squad, with a mix of experience and youth.
Some of their strengths include a strong bowling attack, led by Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi. They also have great batting experience through the likes of Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Daryl Mitchell and Tom Latham. Furthermore, they have some quality all-rounders in Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner who can contribute with both the ball and the bat. As far as weaknesses are concerned, New Zealanders are prone to occasional collapses and lack of depth in their batting which might be a problem.
Indian team is mighty high on confidence after bamboozling Srilanka in the one day series by 3-0 and one of the positives is that India’s two main batsmen have come back in to into prime form they have been striking the ball well in the recently concluded Sri Lanka series. On top of that are bowling line up is in lethal form specially Mohammed Siraj he has been bowling terrific well since 1 year so it’s not going to be easy for New Zealand to face the Indian team in home condition, because the Indian team is a strong and experienced squad with some of the top batting and bowling players in the world.
Some of their strengths include an experienced batting line-up, with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shubman Gill, who have shown consistent scoring form in the game. The bowling attack consisting of Mohmad siraj, Umran Malik, Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal, is capable of taking on any batting line-up. India's spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Shahbaz Ahmed, have also proved to be great assets. On the other hand, they have been working on their inconsistency in the batting, especially in the middle overs, which make them a fierce opponent.
It’s going be to an enthralling series to watch, so stay glued to your couches, sit back and enjoy.
TFG Fantasy Stars for India vs New Zealand:
Rohit Sharma Rohit Sharma is a classic batsman to watch. He can play sumptuous cover drive through the covers and can also play a fantabulously marvellous square cut though the offside. if you ball too short to him you will be pulled over square leg day in and out. Rohit has played 238 one day international matches, scored 9596 runs with the bat, with an average of 48.71 and a strike rate of 89.60 in his one day international career so far.
Shubman Gill has played 18 one day international matches, scored 894 runs with the bat, with an average of 59.60 and, a Strike rate of 103.71 in his one day international career so far. Gill can play some tasty cover drive through the offside and he can hit a hard sweep shot through mid-wicket, playing a punishing pull shot through square leg Shubman Gill is a sweet timer of a cricket ball.
Virat Kohli is a modern master who can play a spanking square drive and also play a terrifically glorious pull shot straight through the mid-wicket. He uses his feet and goes inside out against fast bowlers. A gorgeous batsman to watch, if he settles down he takes any bowler on remand. King Kohli has played 268 one day international matches, scored 12754 runs with the bat, with an average of 58.23 and a strike rate of 93.68 in his one day international career so far.
Tom Latham plays the square cut brilliantly well through the offside. A technically sorted batsman, his on-drive between mid-off and mid-on is stunning and his stylish sweep shot through deep mid-wicket is equally impressive. Latham has played 120 one day international matches, scored 3442 runs with the bat, with an average of 35.85 and a Strike rate of 86,02 in his one day international career so far.
Devon Conway can smash the ball hard through the offside and can also bang the ball hard straight down the ground. He plays a fantastic reverse sweep through deep square leg and also hits a terrifically glorious lofted extra cover drive over extra cover. Conway has played 15 one day international matches, scored 578 runs with the bat, with an average of 44.46 and a Strike rate of 80.83, in his one day international career so far.
Daryl Mitchell can play the cut shot with tremendous skill through the off-side boundary and also dish out a poignant pull through mid-wicket. He also plays a classic chip shot with the spin over mid -off. Mitchell has played 16 one day international matches, scored 445 runs with the bat, with an average of 44.50 and a Strike rate of 88.11 in his one day international career so far.
Possible 11: IND
Rohit Sharma, Shuman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj , Umran Malik.
Possible 11: NZ
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Doug Bracewell.
TFG Fantasy Picks for IND vs NZ