The first match of the ODI series between India and New Zealand will be played on 25 November.
India defeated New Zealand 1-0 in the T20 series.
New Delhi. After defeating New Zealand in the T20 series, Team India is preparing to win the ODI series. The first match of the ODI series between India and New Zealand will be played in Auckland on 25 November. Meanwhile, Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant remain the subject of much discussion. In fact, the fans had expressed displeasure over Sanju not being included in the team in the T20 World Cup. Once again Samson is not able to confirm his place in the playing XI due to Rishabh Pant.
Samson was not given a chance in the recently concluded T20 series. Now even in the ODI series, Sanju’s chances are less visible in the playing XI. Apart from this, if we talk about Rishabh Pant, he is being given opportunities continuously. The fans have once again started expressing displeasure for not giving place to Samson. It is because of Pant that Samson is unable to be a part of the playing XI. In the ODI series, Team India captain Shikhar Dhawan has shared his views about Samson. However, he did not openly tell about which of the two players would be included in the team in Friday’s match.
Many players do not get opportunities – Shikhar Dhawan
Before the ODI match against New Zealand, Shikhar Dhawan said during the press conference, ‘The way Sanju Samson is not getting a chance in the team, it is seen with many players. The captain and the coach talk about it. He comes to know why he has not been included in the team. Many times such decisions have to be taken considering the combination in the team and the benefits of the team.
New Zealand’s upper hand in ODIs
In the T20 series, Hardik Pandya & Co. defeated the hosts 1-0. But if we look at the statistics in ODIs, the Kiwi team seems to have the upper hand. Both the teams met face to face in 2020. During that time, Team India defeated New Zealand in the T20 series, but in the ODIs, the host team thrashed Team India 3-0. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see how the Indian team performs against New Zealand.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 24, 2022, 23:59 IST