New Zealand vs India ODI series 2020 – 1st ODI

ODI Series

New Zealand vs India ODI series 2020 – 1st ODI

India Tour of New Zealand History

This is going to be fifteenth bilateral series between the teams. India has upper hand, as won 8 series, whereas, New Zealand won 4 series, and two series resulted into draw, though, on the soil of New Zealand, host has upper hand and won 4 series out of 8, and visitors won 2 series only, while other two were concluded in draw. Out of 111 meetings between the teams, visitors won 55 encounters, whereas home team won 46, and 1 resulted into tie, remaining 9 were called off without any results, but, while visiting New Zealand, visitors won only 14 matches out of 39 and whereas, 22 matches were on the host side, 1 was tied and remaining two didn’t bring any result.

Victory brings points:

Currently, India is on the second position and New Zealand is on the third position. Winning series and matches only bring the points to the team, but in any result of the series, the teams will stay on the same position, except, three-nil defeat for New Zealand will drop the team from third position to fifth.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of the Hamilton shows the weather would be windy and mostly clear throughout the match. No rain would be expected, as the precipitation percentage would be very low. The temperature would be normal.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 19 times out of 34, and the selection favored the teams and the teams won 11 times after selecting the first fielding and lost 6 times. On the other hand, the teams who chose to batting first, after winning the toss, won the matches only 5 times out of 15 times and lost 10 times. Overall, 16 times the teams, won the toss, won the matches and lost same number of times. Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss 17 times out of 29 times, and the teams won 11 times. The first batting team won the matches only 11 times, whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 21 times.

The lowest defended total was 210, though, it happened in 1981, and the highest successful chase was 347 runs on the venue. The first inning lowest total was 92, and, and the highest total was 363 runs, for the second inning, the lowest total was 153, whereas highest was 350 run.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other on the venue 6 times, and the visitors faced the defeat in 5 meetings, and won just 1 match only, which was in 2009. Moreover, the visitors played four other matches against different opponents, and two of the match, the team won and defeated in another two.

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has excellent record at the venue, and won 20 matches out of 29 encounters and lost only 7 matches, where two other concluded without any result.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The pitch usually favors batsmen as well as fast bowlers, so, home side would prefer to have four fast bowler with one spinner combination, though, the team has plenty medium pace all-rounder options, as well.

New Zealand Eleven: M. Guptill, T. Latham, K. Williamson, R. Taylor, H. Nicholls, C. de Grandhomme, M. Santner, J. Neesham / K. Jamieson, S. Kuggeleijn, T. Southee, H. Bennett


The visitors would prefer to go with three pacers with two spinner, as the team has one medium pace all-rounder, as the sixth bowling option. Due to absence of RG Sharma, P. Shaw would have chance to debut.

India Eleven: P. Shaw, KL Rahul, V. Kohli, S. Iyer, S. Dube, M. Pandey / K. Jadhav, R. Jadeja, S. Thakur, Y. Chahal, M. Shami, J. Bumrah

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