India vs New Zeland 2017 ODI Series Prediction: India isn’t getting enough of the teams from the Australian sub-continent. After humiliating Australia in the recently concluded test and one-day series, India is set to face the Australia’s trans-border neighbours New Zealand. The black caps are coming to India for an October safari. The Kiwis are coming for an off limited over series which will see them face the Indian superstars in 3 One day matches and the same number of T20 matches. New Zealand tour of India 2017 will start with first ODI on 22 October in Mumbai.
India off late has been in red-hot form, demolishing teams at their wish. The batsmen are in excellent touch and the bowlers are putting the balls in the right places. The batsmen would like to continue their touch and some would like to prove their point.
Virat Kohli is having an on offseason where either he is getting out real early or making it big. He needs to work a bit on his consistency and what better to test that than at home against the Kiwis. Dhawan, Rohit should also get their act together.
The main problem though has been the middle order and India needs to make a solid middle order before the 2019 WC. Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav have all been tested and they have failed repeatedly. A youngster should get a chance to show his talent. Also, Ajinkya Rahane should be used more often than he is used. Dhoni is coming off good in batting off late but his availability for the 2019 WC is not sure and also his finishing skills are on the wane.
India should be on a lookout for a man that can replace the great. Hardik Pandya would like to cement his place as one of the finest all-rounders in the world right now. He has been scoring runs well and also has got an uncanny knack of picking wickets. The bowling though will be depleted by the absence of Ashwin and Jadeja who have been given rest. But the pace attack looks potent enough.
New Zealand, on the other hand, have nothing to lose when they play India. They have a young squad and Indian journey would be an experience for them. The batting would be dependent on Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson with the bowling dependent on Tim Southee and Trent Boult.
The first match would be held in Wankhede on 22nd October and the final one day will be played in Kanpur. The kiwi tour would end with the third and final T20 match in Thiruvananthapuram. Here is our India vs New Zeland 2017 ODI series prediction.
India vs New Zeland 2017 ODI Series Prediction
India to win the ODI series 3-0.
India ODI Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur
New Zealand ODI squad: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Trent Boult, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, George Worker, Henry Nicholls