After defeating New Zealand 3-0 in Test series, team India is all set to take on New Zealand in the 1st ODI of the 5-match ODI 2016 series. The match will be played on Sunday, 16th October 2016 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. The match starts at 1.30pm IST. and Star Sports 1 and 3 will have live coverage of the game in India. So let’s see the India vs New Zealand 1st ODI match prediction, preview and possible squad.
IND vs NZ Match Preview
New Zealand was struggling against Indian spinners in the Test series which helped India to clinch a 3-0 victory over Kiwis. But ODI is a different game where only spinners will not make much dent so it will be a tough match for both India and New Zealand.
In the 3rd Test match, New Zealand tried hard to stop India below 400 but Kohli and Rahane had a different plan and scored 200+ and 180+ runs which helped India to defeat New ZeaLand by huge 321 runs at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. Kiwis will look to not repeat mistakes they did in the Test Series and would like to start fresh in ODI series with first the game.
On the other hand, India is in full flow and both batsmen and bowlers are doing well for the team. Test Series win will definitely give a psychological advantage to India in the 1st ODI match at Dharamsala. The opening pair will have a responsibility to give good start if India wants to win this match. Men in Blue will look to start their ODI campaign with the win so here is our India vs New Zealand 1st ODI match prediction who will win.
India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Prediction
There is not doubt that Indian team is in good form and they have a slight advantage of home conditions over New Zealand. Prediction: India will win this match.
India Squad ODI Squad: MS Dhoni(c), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav,
New Zealand ODI Squad: Kane Williamson(c), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling
Comment your prediction for today’s match at Dharamsala below!