New Zealand v India, 1st ODI, Napier

Have-nots' chance to send across message

The Preview by Sidharth Monga

January 18, 2014

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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Start time 1400 local (0100 GMT)


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Big Picture

On Sunday begins what is possibly one of India's last full tours to countries other than England and Australia. New Zealand will have woken up to news that the big three of world cricket want to take control of the ICC, and want to do away with the FTP, which in any case is not binding on the member nations. This is New Zealand's chance to show they might not be bringing in as much money as the big three to the ICC, but they are not have-nots. That they bring enough flair of their own. Starting with the Napier ODI, the first New Zealand will be playing against India in more than three years, there should be enough motivation for the hosts to push India off the top of the ICC ODI rankings, which they can do with a series win.

Conflictingly they will also know that the IPL will be watching, a tournament at the heart of such division between the haves and the have-nots in world cricket. No New Zealander has been retained by the IPL. This series is a chance for the New Zealand players to send one final reminder to the franchises. And to correct the following statistic: their batsmen have the worst average of teams that have played ODIs in New Zealand since December 2011.

The Indian batsmen will be looking forward to the smaller outfields and the usually flat pitches in New Zealand. Brendon McCullum, though, is already flirting with the ideas of playing four quicks. Mike Hesson, the coach, has asked the groundsmen in New Zealand for a harsh welcome for India. The focus, once again, will shift to the Indian bowlers for whom going for less than 300 was considered an achievement in South Africa even when they themselves struggled to get to 200.

Playing cricket in New Zealand is different. There are drop-in pitches, heavy winds and oddly shaped grounds. New Zealand should carry a big advantage from their familiarity with the conditions, but they will want it to show in the results: since beating West Indies in 2008-09, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are the only teams they have beaten in home ODI series.

Form guide

New Zealand LWWLL (last five completed matches, most recent first)
India LLWLW

In the spotlight

Shikhar Dhawan has come into the spotlight after struggling on India's tour of South Africa, scoring 88 in six international innings. He will get quite a few bowled at his ribs with men back on the leg side. There won't be much to drive through the covers. Dhawan will have to show he is evolving as a batsman.

One of the bowlers testing Dhawan is likely to be Adam Milne, who clocked 153.9kmph during a recent Twenty20 international against West Indies. He says he has bowled faster in some domestic games where there are no speed guns. He could be one of the four quicks that McCullum wants unleashed on India.

Teams news

If New Zealand do play four specialist quicks, one out of Nathan McCullum and James Neesham might have to make way. Also, Hesson has already said Corey Anderson might be a bit fatigued, and might miss out on a game or two at some time during the series. Anderson wasn't even released for Northern Districts' T20 playoff against Canterburry.

New Zealand (possible): 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Jesse Ryder, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Brendon McCullum (capt), 6 Corey Anderson/James Neesham 7 Luke Ronchi (wk), 8 Nathan McCullum/Adam Milne, 9. Kyle Mills, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Mitchell McClenaghan

India had dropped Yuvraj Singh from their previous ODI series. If they pick a batsman for batsman, either Ajinya Rahane or Ambati Rayudu should come in. However, India could also think of giving Stuart Binny a debut, especially because they have missed a seam-bowling allrounder on these away trips, and ODIs are a good place to test him. If Binny does play, he could come in at the expense of a specialist batsman or even R Ashwin, who had a torrid time in South Africa.

India (possible) 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6 Ajinkya Rahane/Stuart Binny/Ambati Rayudu, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin/Stuart Binny, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Pitch and conditions

Over to MS Dhoni: "The wicket looks good, dry and hard. Looks good for ODIs. Fast bowlers will get extra bounce. Intelligent bowlers may use the wind to their advantage, if you bowl in the right areas the ball may swing for a duration of time. Normally it stops after 10-15 overs, but here it may be prolonged a bit. Bowlers will have something from the wicket but once the batsmen get set they will love the pace and bounce."

A sunny Sunday with a high of 27 degrees and a low of 15 has been forecast.

Stats and trivia

  • MS Dhoni is one short of becoming the fourth wicketkeeper, and first Indian, with 300 ODI dismissals. Kumar Sangakkara, Mark Boucher and Adam Gilchrist are ahead of him
  • In ODIs since 2004, only India have been a worse venue for fast bowlers than New Zealand. Quicks in New Zealand have averaged 35.48 over the period at an economy rate of 5.33. The corresponding numbers in India have been 35.50 and 5.48
  • From the current India squad, only MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma have played in New Zealand

Quotes

"Obviously we'll see how everyone pulls up through training as well, but I think it will be quite nice to unleash a bit of pace in this opening game and then try and be aggressive and as hostile as we can with ball in hand."
Brendon McCullum doesn't want to give India a soft welcome

"We have looked into each and every aspect of not only batting and bowling, but fielding also, which will be very crucial. So most of the areas have been covered, and we have had a few days to prepare."
MS Dhoni says India are ready

Dravid: Death bowling still a concern for India

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Posted by Harmony_not_Discord on (January 19, 2014, 9:51 GMT)

In the wake of "big three" conspiring to make a cartel, this was NZ chance to show that they are not have-nots. They did that pretty well as suggested in the preview with a victory over the No 1 ODI side.

It goes to show other teams do bring enough flair of their own. Money issue aside, when it comes to pure cricket there should be no division between the haves and the have-nots. Do not forget the great contributions made in world cricket by these teams.

Posted by Bdcricketdebator on (January 19, 2014, 5:03 GMT)

Newzealand missing fleming,bond,vettori and others just like india is missing tendulker(as some indian friends mentioned).by the way i am quite stuned to see indian bowlers conceded less than three hundred!!!i think superior newzealand batsmen were in no form.

Posted by truecric_fan on (January 19, 2014, 0:06 GMT)

Indian team is not only more talented but is mentally tougher than NZ team. Anything short of 4-1 win for India will be disappointing.

Posted by wolf777 on (January 18, 2014, 23:59 GMT)

I don't think India should play two spinners. NZ is not going to prepare turning wickets and Ashwin is not the same bowler overseas. The best bet would be to go in with four fasters/medium pacers and Jadeja.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 23:50 GMT)

Time for every cricket fan to show his support for the Sport and ensure packed houses and views on TV. Save the sport!

Posted by Mutunga on (January 18, 2014, 23:08 GMT)

I write this as an NZer. I'm looking forward to seeing the Indian team in action here. I'll pick a close ODI series, won by India. I doubt the ability of the NZ bowling attack to restrict India when conditions are favourable for batting. NZ's batting is brittle, but might surprise the doubters by chasing down or setting a couple of big totals.

There should be a lot of runs today. Napier is traditionally a good batting pitch and the outfield is roughly the size of a postage stamp.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 22:23 GMT)

for me, no Ashwin please, jadeja will do the job of spin

Posted by bjkboyer on (January 18, 2014, 22:22 GMT)

INDIA= No Tendulkar no hope everyone knows they can't win away from home and never have been able too hence why they are scared playing against Bangladesh.

@rey4 - I guess NZ will only need 10 players to beat India

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 22:14 GMT)

India need Varun Aaron back in this side he is in the touring party, dump out ishant sharma, opponents ensure he gets in one good performance so that he loses the remainder of the games in series, he is the new ashish nehra. Adam milne is phenomenal, I hope he has a successful series

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 22:13 GMT)

Ishant Sharma has been given a life membership of the Indian cricket ODI and test teams. There is no other way to explain why he is forever in the side.

Posted by ssrinivas19 on (January 18, 2014, 22:08 GMT)

Its time to drop Raina and give the newer players a chance. He hasnt scored a 50 since Jan 2013 against a test playing nation and when Yuvraj can be dropped, so can he. I dont know why he has so much backing from Dhoni despite him not delivering the goods.

Posted by satchander on (January 18, 2014, 21:59 GMT)

@BRUTALANALYST - Boult does not play ODIs as Hesson and team feel he should be allowed to do well in Tests and not over-work him by getting him into ODIs....I also feel it is good to have some specialists for Tests and ODI....Frankly I feel the same about Pujara...He is doing well in Tests...His knees are suspect - why should we push him in ODI where he will need to exert more by running fast between wickets and get injured....Please lets keep some players out of these ODIs and T20s...Let them blosson in Tests where they are pure joy to watch,,

Posted by satchander on (January 18, 2014, 21:54 GMT)

Looking forward to a great series....I have booked my tickets for last ODI in Wellington...Hoping to see India leading NZ at least by 3 - 1 when coming into the last ODI !

Posted by cricketlover111 on (January 18, 2014, 21:31 GMT)

It is interesting the article above speaks of the IPL as a tournament at the heart of such division between the haves and the have-nots in world cricket. 2013 saw 35 contracted players from Australia and only 5 from NZ, none of who played regularly for their teams. Are we really expected to believe the IPL is a "quality competition" based on the contracting of 3 full teams of Australians who are currently ranked 8th in the international 20/20 game? The division in world cricket commenced with this competition.

Posted by nicevans on (January 18, 2014, 21:10 GMT)

Agree that Nathan Maccullum has been a standout for NZ recently, hopefully they wont drop him for a 4 prong pace attack. I would like to see a boult, macclenaghan, milne, maccullum attack, with southee in the squad. Im not sure why they dont play our current best new ball bowler at odi level. Hopefully they stick with Neesham as well, he is a very good all round player to compete with Anderson. As far as this series goes, I think if NZ play to their full potential, and with consistency,they have a very good chance of taking the odi series. Test series, who knows with NZ, I think we will struggle to win that, but we will be competitive.

Posted by warneneverchuck on (January 18, 2014, 20:35 GMT)

Lol sl fans r commentimg here they shud look at their own team which is ranked juat above BD in both test and odi and their so called great sanga is yet to prove in SA which Indian players like kohli pujara rahane have already done at far younger age

Posted by Vilander on (January 18, 2014, 20:30 GMT)

Possible team: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6 Ajinkya Rahane/Stuart Binny/Ambati Rayudu, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Stuart Binny, 9 Varun Aaron, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Ishwar Pandey

Posted by Vilander on (January 18, 2014, 20:27 GMT)

Ishant must not play, Aaron must play. This is ridiculous Ishant is not good to play in club cricket at the moment, i am already loosing interest in cricket because good fast bowlers like Umesh are not treated well in india..

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 20:25 GMT)

Hey rey4 - I have a problem with your NZ team. I think NZ should be allowed to name a full 11. Are you thinking 11 v 11 would disadvantage India to severely?

Posted by JoshFromJamRock on (January 18, 2014, 20:22 GMT)

Won't say anything just yet but i believe this will be a cracking series...The fans will agree with me when I say that the Indians "just above average" bowlers actually make the predictions more balanced than they should be. On a scale of 1-10, India's batting is a 9 while for NZ's batting, on its excellent form, its about 7. For bowling however, I cant give India more than a 7 (which is quite good actually) on non-turning pitches once Ishant and Zaheer are both excluded. For NZ I would give a 8, but then again WI make everybody look great nowadays. In my view, thats 16-15 to India. The irony will be India beating NZ on "sporting" wickets not due to their bowling but due to their reasonably well equipped batsmen. I can't see India losing a match if they chase but if NZ win the toss and decide to bowl first, India's chances will drop significantly. If the latter is the more prominent case, the series will indeed be cracking with India winning by one match. But Cricket is a funny game.

Posted by wapuser on (January 18, 2014, 20:10 GMT)

my Playing xi for india Dhawan Rohit Kohli Raina Rahane dhoni binny jadeja ashwin shami b kumar

Posted by wapuser on (January 18, 2014, 20:08 GMT)

iam Biggest fan of Yuvraj And Raina But They Are Going Very Bed hoping For them to get back in form BABAR ALI BHAYO

Posted by AamirKhan-SuperStar on (January 18, 2014, 20:07 GMT)

Stuart Binny and Rahane both should play. Not banking much on Ashwin, he looks good only when pitches that turn while in NZ its about varying the pace and attacking the stumps something that comes naturally with Jadeja. Even Raina's slow left arm bowling can be helpful. In fast bowling you cant ignore someone of the built of Ishant, such tall well built fast bowlers are seldom seen in India, though fans including myself have no faith in him. From batting point of view Dhoni has to make sure that a backup opener is ready by 2015, so give Rahane a good run in Odis at no. 4, if need arises he can double up as an opener and Raina can take no 4 spot. If India can bowl well for a change today they will win this one.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 19:59 GMT)

Go you Kiwis! India need to be put in their place and I would love to see you guys do it. Then we can start to scotch the rumours and intentions of a two-tierTest system. Totally sick of all the talk about how good India is - their record away from home is just as bad as anyone else, or maybe even worse.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 19:47 GMT)

Will Miss SACHIN in New Zealand. Still remember is 82 odd runs in an ODI against Kiwis when he opened for the 1st Time. One of the Best ODI Innings played till date. No Matter how many Rohits, Dhawans, Kohlis come one name cannot be replaced i.e. SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR. My Series Prediction - IND -4, KIWIS -1. Watch out for Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvi and for God's sake replace Raina if the fails in first couple of ODI's - CHAK DE INDIA

Posted by Yousufahmed1 on (January 18, 2014, 19:34 GMT)

@ ThilankaK PLAYER to PLAYER on any surface, in the air, on the water, in space, anywhere in the universe. Kushal parera vs Shikhar = Dhawan(Obviously), Dilshan vs Rohit shrma= Rohit(Rohit is much more pleasing to watch and isn't a slogger), Sanga vs Virat = Virat(as virat actually wins matches), Mahela vs Raina= Raina(Raina has a better average, bowls as well, fields better as well), Thirrimanne and chandimal vs any batsman in INDIA = Indian Batsman(Well do I have to explain), Matthews vs Dhoni (Dhoni ofcourse, has won all the major trophies), Parera(IRON MAN) vs Jadeja = Jadeja(Well where is Iron Man), Kulasekra vs Bhuvi= Bhuvi(Younger, bowls faster than kulasekra), Malinga vs Ishant = You decide(India always want malinga to play), Herath vs Ashwin = Ashwin(Check the rankings and 100 times better batsman than herath, Herath gave 20 runs against NZ c team in final over so can't handle pressure), Eranga vs Shami= Shami(Eranga who? oh yeah he gave 15 runs in final over)

Posted by Yousufahmed1 on (January 18, 2014, 19:33 GMT)

@ ThilankaK Definition of LEGEND in Sri Lanka. Any batsman who has an average of 30 is a Legend of the game. LOL. Going by that definition every team in the world even ZIm and BAN has at least 5-6 LEGENDS in their team and top teams are carrying 8 LEGENDS every time they take the field. LOL.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 19:30 GMT)

Men in blue have to test for current eleven now,people are getting cazy with raina as he is getting s wicket almost foolishly every,time for a wake up call for dhoni about raina.rayudu deserves a chance in final XI my XI are:1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 A rayudu, 5 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6 Ajinkya Rahane, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Stuart Binny, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Posted by cardassian on (January 18, 2014, 19:20 GMT)

India should win the odi series and anything but a whitewash will leave them with egg on there face. The test series could be a different story however. Shame to see so many Indian fans on here being disrespectful to fans of other countries. They bring shame on their team and country.

Posted by alesana85 on (January 18, 2014, 19:15 GMT)

Even if NZ swept the ODI & Test series the message sent wouldn't carry much water, the ECB, BCCI & CA will only seriously respond to how much money you can bring to the table. I always love it when India tour. It's always good fun going to games & watching with indian fans, the trash talking is entertaining & indian fans are always good sports win or lose.

Posted by rahuly243 on (January 18, 2014, 19:12 GMT)

@Sam Fisher: Nathan Maccullum is a normal spinner and a handy lower order batsman. If NZ will play him as their main spinner, I am 100% sure he will be hit all over the place, especially by the players like Kohli and Dhoni. So better to keep him away.

Posted by Anjan_73 on (January 18, 2014, 18:59 GMT)

A real test for Dhawan........he should come good.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 18:37 GMT)

Why are people saying drop Nathan mccullum he's been the stand out short form player for nz In the last year . Bat and ball. Some people don't have the relevant cricket knowledge to be posting on here. Baffling stuff.

Posted by rahulkb on (January 18, 2014, 18:34 GMT)

IMO this should be India XI assuming good conditions for pace bowling:

Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Rahane, Rayudu, Dhoni, Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar, Aaron, Shami, Ishant/Pandey (I dont trust Ishant but cant ignore him either so stuck in a conundrum)..

Got Rohit (off spin) and Jadeja for spin department. along with 4 pacers among whom Kumar is ok with bat. This gives deep batting lineup and enough bowlers. If only Dhoni bothers to think of Rohit as the part-time offie instead of Raina. I think Rohit did very well for Deccan in IPL..

Raina will be in the actual XI for sure however I feel Rayudu will be much better against NZ. Unfortunately, the guy never gets a chance.

Posted by TSJ07 on (January 18, 2014, 18:23 GMT)

@@Posted by GRVJPR on (January 18, 2014, 14:41 GMT) @ Harsh Joshi , If RAINA wasn't in team Indian would have been out of World Cuo in uarter final Vs AUstralia. It's easy to criticise someone. Many peopel failed vs australia in big tournaments including tendulkar but RAINA played a decisinve innings that day and gifted SAchin the world cup.

@@GRVJPR- Mate that match was already sealed by Yuvi. Only when India needed 22odd runs,Raina opened up hitting few fours. Yuvi was at the other end too.Raina had scored only 10-12 runs and he later score most of the last 20 odd runs needed to get to the personal score over 30. Dont just look at the score line look at the match highlights sometime on ESPN/Star. BTW that match was almost 3 yr ago,what has he done in these 3yrs??? Do you have the answer?? I guess no.

Posted by Naked_Cricket on (January 18, 2014, 18:06 GMT)

Well said Slslinga. After losing almost 2 test matches with SA, Dhoni was very happy because they managed to win few sessions. People like Raina, Dhawan will fail in bouncy wickets again. Without proper technics Dhoni can't ride on luck always . Ashwin is a old trick that not useful with experience guys in NZ. As Bollywood gone down with pornstars, Indian Cricket goes down with IPL and little stars that made by Media.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (January 18, 2014, 17:51 GMT)

Why doesn't Boult play ODI's ? never understood that. NZ need to be aggressive , intimidating and really try and get stuck into India if they want any chance of winning. Milne and Mitch need to get bouncers at the throat and body early on and give them no width I look forward to some aggressive cricket between bat and ball.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 17:14 GMT)

This is the time Rohit should get replaced with regular opener. Rahane for now. Rohit temporarily taken that position and was struggling at Saf. Ashwin should play. Raina should get replaced with Binny. This will make the team perfect ODI team in the world.

Posted by rey4 on (January 18, 2014, 16:50 GMT)

Those who are taking "Men in Blue" lightly , are doing a big mistake. This Indian team have ability to clear short boundaries very easily. If NZ is thinking they will stun the Indians with short stuff then they should not forget even miss hit/pull can go all the way. If India posts 300 + , NZ would crumble like cards. Except Taylor and Williamson no one is capable of playing sensibly. All are very attacking players who could play like T20 and throw their wickets away. NZ shouldn't let their guards down. If NZ have pacers then Indian spinners can trouble the Kiwis significantly. And people telling they may drop Rain / N Mccullum ?? out of their minds. Both are handy batsmen and spinners of their teams. Excellent Fielders as well. Cant think why they would be dropped Teams : IND : Rohit , Dhawan , Kohli , Rahane , Raina , Dhoni , Jadeja , Ashwin , Shami , Bhuvi , Ishant

NZ : Guptill , Ryder , Williamson , Taylor , BMccullum , Anderson ,NMccullum , Southee , Mills , Mccleanaghan

Posted by Nampally on (January 18, 2014, 16:48 GMT)

Some Fans are getting carried away by NZ's wins over WI in T-20. India is #1 in ODI - not #7- based on their performance. India has beaten the OZ in ODI series in India with scores >300+ on at least 4 occasions. OZ had Johnson bowling at 152 KPH but was not spared the cane.NZ is relying heavily on their 4 pace bowlers - none in the class of Johnson! Green/bouncy pitch threat was even used on the SA tour. India would have won SA Test series but for Dhoni's tactics of fielding just 4 bowlers. So do not be surprised if India show up with another 300+ total & then Indian bowlers set the NZ batting procession in & out of the pavilion! The real action would be on the field no matter what some fans think. So let us not be carried away. It will be a well fought series with India trying to retain their #1 Ranking in the ODI Ladder. It is naïve to think India is even lower than ZIM, as one commenter stated. Kohli, Dhoni, Ashwin & jadeja are all World class in ODI's because of their CONSISTENCY!

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 16:11 GMT)

My XI are :RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli, AM Rahane, SK Raina, MS Dhoni, S Binny, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, V Aroon, I Pandey, B Kumar, S Ahmed... Best of luck for both the teams. Play well!

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 15:58 GMT)

@Slslinga : thank God we are playing against a quality aide.like newzeland...we were bored of watching India beat Lanka with eyes closed..... atleast our batting will get some good bowlers to face, not some slinga who goes for 80 runs every match.... look at your user name, "slinga" you really are frustrated aren't you, watching your slinga going for runs every time against India..

Posted by Bharathjaz on (January 18, 2014, 15:57 GMT)

@SLslinga Virat Kholi, the one man is enough to take Whole Srilankan Team, Even if he bowled 50 Overs,No Mater Whatever Runs Srilankan Post, He will chase it with Ease. Kewis are Not able to Win Comfortably against poor westindians, I wonder how they are going to threaten Mighty Indians

Posted by Shridharan.S on (January 18, 2014, 15:56 GMT)

@Thilanka K your comparison at the top of the order is totally wrong. It is Rohit vs. Guptill in which Rohit is better. And what a shocker with the keepers face-off. You mean Dhoni and Ronchi are equal? Just because Ronchi played good in the two T20Is against a mediocre West Indies bowling atatck does not make him at par with Captain Cool Dhoni. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a proven performer in ODIs especially and with a average of 52, he always gives India the late impetus by playing some useful knocks and is moreover consistent. We will see what will be the scoreline and surely your statement will be contradicted. Expecting a 4-1 win for India.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 15:54 GMT)

@mzm : never mind, think about your batting instead of our bowling. .... herd they were all-out for 49 in a test match against the same saffa side where India score 10times of that score.... need some batting tips??? our gully players can give some

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 15:52 GMT)

Raina and Jadeja cannot be included together. It has to Raina or jadega. The No 4 should go to a specialist batsman and that should be Rahane for now. Rohit,Dhawan,Kohli,Rahane,Rayudu,Dhoni,Raina/Jadega,Ashwin/Binny, Pacers. Yes good fielder etc etc but Raina is not a specialist batsman and has not done nothing to prove so. In foreign conditions/WC, we cannot afford to play Raina and Jadeja together.

Posted by BangbangKohli on (January 18, 2014, 15:51 GMT)

@SLslinga

This shows your desperation and jealousy towards India! already forgot WC final and ICC? refresh your memory and get real and look at SL current ODI results before criticizing others

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 15:51 GMT)

@Thilanakak : you are wasting your time here.... I think you should look at your team. . heard Lanka have not won a series outside Lanka since 2000. and oh yeah leave alone series they have not won single test in India. think you should give some advice to your selection board...

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 15:46 GMT)

i think varun aaron is an best change instead of buvi or ishant

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 15:45 GMT)

India should think of NZ as Sri Lanka in their mind. Over the last decade and this, India has looked majestic against SL. Can we have NZ play in SL colored kits ?

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 15:44 GMT)

India must relook at their batting order. Dhoni has to come it number 5 or 6 ... Also. Dis must play to its strength- combination of pace and spin instead of just spin.. Rohit may be replaced by Stuart Binny as he can bowl and bat.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 15:35 GMT)

@ThilankaK : Your comparison of players from both the sides is an utter failure. "Dhoni==Ronchi....haha..you gotta be kidding mate....; Kohli==Taylor ( unrealistic, hope u know the statistics of virat in the yr 2013). The Verdict stands tall ; India ICC rank 1 - New Zealand ICC rank 8. The ODI series scoreline is too obvious to predict!!

Posted by samincolumbia on (January 18, 2014, 15:33 GMT)

@SLslinga - It's good the WC champs and Champions Trophy winner and the #1 team, India, is playing cricket against good ODI teams like Australia, SA and NZ, instead of mediocre teams like Sri Lanka. We are tired of seeing India beating SL with their eyes closed!

Posted by DhairyBoghani on (January 18, 2014, 15:32 GMT)

best team India can have:Poojara,Rohit,Kohli,Rahane,Dhoni,Jadeja,Binny,Rishi,Aswin,Bhuvneswar,Shami.

4 classic batsman to stable things early : Poojara,Rohit,Kohli,Rahane. 4 sloggers to provide hard hitting after 30/35 overs:Dhoni,Jadeja,Binny,Rishi. 3 taienders can support top order batsman/add some runs:Aswin,Bhuivneswar,Shami.

2 wicket taking bowlers to use new ball:Bhuvneswar,Shami. 2 spinners to put pressure in middle overs:Aswin,Jadeja. 2 midium pacers to bowl with tight lines & save runs in powerplay/death overs:Binny,Rishi. 2 part timers to bowl 2/3 handly overs:Kohli,Rohit.

3 great fielders:Jadeja,Rahane,Kohli. 2 slip fielders:Rohit,Aswin. 1 close in fielder:Poojara. 1 classic wicketkeeper:Dhoni

Is their any spot missing?

Posted by siri12345 on (January 18, 2014, 15:31 GMT)

absolutely agree with u slslinga.noteam will get such an easy chance to beat the rank 1 odi team after this series once the correct ranking orders r restored.

Posted by ThilankaK on (January 18, 2014, 15:27 GMT)

Head to Head comparison ; Rohit Vs Ryder = Ryder ,Dhawan Vs Guptill = Guptill ,Kohli Vs Taylor = Equal , Rahane Vs B.McCullum = B.McCullum ,Raina Vs Anderson = Anderson , Dhoni Vs Ronchi = Equal ,Jadeja Vs Neesham = Neesham ,Ashwin Vs N.McCullum = N.McCullum ,Kumar Vs Mills = Mills ,Shami Vs Southee = Southee ,Sharma Vs McClenaghan = McClenaghan , RESULTS = NZ 5 - IND 0 (same as WI)

Posted by Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on (January 18, 2014, 15:12 GMT)

Don't play Ishant, get Aaron or Pandey in

Posted by Mayank Holani on (January 18, 2014, 15:12 GMT)

My team for the ODI will be Dhawan,Rohit.Kohli,Rahane,Raina,Dhoni,Jadeja,Ashwin,Bhuvi,Shami,Varon

Posted by Bdcricketdebator on (January 18, 2014, 15:06 GMT)

It is a great oppertunity for newzealand to improve their rankings.i doubt they will have an easy prey like this at home.i think even zim can be less easy prey than this.time for ind fan to realize that they r not real no 1 side in the world.

Posted by DhairyBoghani on (January 18, 2014, 14:58 GMT)

Statergy to play in WC.

Batting : first four who will build innings & save wickets in startings & make 150-175 in first 35 overs for only 2/3 wickets. with wickets in hand and stroke playing or hard hitting ability in next four will double score in last 15 overs. no.9 & 10 can also bat if needed.

Bowling : two attacking wickettaking frontline fasters. two spinners can bowl some tight overs in middle.Two allrounders can bowl with tight lines & save runs at powerplay/death. two part timers who can bowl 2/3 overs if needed.

Fielding : 2/3 greatfielders like Kohli,Jadeja,Rahane & 2 slip catchers with 1 close in fielder. Bestever wicketkeeper India have in Dhoni.

This team can be unbeateble I bet, Have you any doubt about it? Is their any weak link in this stretargy?

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 14:57 GMT)

Raina,Jadeja and Ashwin must be replaced with Raydu,pandey and Binny as Raina,and Ashwin out of form for long time, as pitch support fast bowler so replace jadeja with Pandey. For spin bowling rohit and kholi will use as part time.

Posted by VINORAINA on (January 18, 2014, 14:50 GMT)

most of them want to remove raina and ashwin. before that please see the previous records of raina in newzealand...... and when seemers failed in depth overs ashwin is good choice for both powerplays and depth overs, dhoni have different thoughts and ideas even though rp sing is his favor but he is still out of team oly

Posted by CodandChips on (January 18, 2014, 14:45 GMT)

New Zealand: 1.Guptill 2.Ryder 3.Williamson 4.Taylor 5.McCullum 6.Anderson 7.Ronchi 8.Milne 9.Southee 10.Mills 11.McClenaghan -perhaps New Zealand could have a look at Hamish Rutherford? Just a suggestion

India: 1.Dhawan 2.Sharma 3.Kohli 4.Rahane 5.Dhoni 6.Rayudu 7.Binny 8.Jadeja 9.Kumar 10.Shami 11.A decent seamer (Why no Yadav?!?!)- perhaps a bowler light, but Rahane would give stabilty, and Raina is a poor batsman currently.

Posted by GRVJPR on (January 18, 2014, 14:41 GMT)

@ Harsh Joshi , If RAINA wasn't in team Indian would have been out of World Cuo in uarter final Vs AUstralia. It's easy to criticise someone. Many peopel failed vs australia in big tournaments including tendulkar but RAINA played a decisinve innings that day and gifted SAchin the world cup.

Posted by jiten27 on (January 18, 2014, 14:37 GMT)

my best selection is 1 dhawan, 2 rohit sharma, 3 virat kohli, 4,rehane, 5 rayudu, 6 dhoni, 7 jadeja, 8 Mishra, 9 bhumi, 10 shami, 11 pande/ aaron choice of pande and varun aaron .........pande is tall , he can bounce the ball, other hand varun aaron is fast bowler and can bounce ball ..... I like both but who can be drop.......we should try with pande.... see wt he can do?

Posted by Nampally on (January 18, 2014, 14:31 GMT)

First the XI selection_ India must go in with 5 batsmen in : Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Rahane & Raina + WK Dhoni + 3/2 - Seamers to Spinners or 4/1. Go with "Specialists" rather than mediocre All Rounders. Focus should be on economical bowling, good field placement & attacking the off side- not the leg side. Aaron & Shami with 140 KPH bowling must be 2 pace bowlers. Slower seamers will not be effective. Dhoni must emphasize on or outside the off stump. Ashwin's tactless leg stump bowling is hurting India & he must be told to attack the off stump- bowling accurately over the wkts. & focusing on off spinners .NZ batsmen are strong on the leg side. Hence off side bowling will pay off better with 2-2 split in outfielders- leg side to off side. Tactics are important. In batting the 5 batsmen must settle down before playing attacking strokes- Learn to walk before you can run! This is important particularly for the openers. India needs a great start to win. Play like #1 Team -on field & WIN.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 14:30 GMT)

Good luck in kiwwi...My Team 1.Guptil 2.Jessy 3.Williams 4.Ross 5.Brendon 6.Corey 7.Ronchi 8.Milne 9.Kyle 10.Tim 11.Mitchel

Posted by ThilankaK on (January 18, 2014, 14:29 GMT)

Head to Head comparison ; Rohit Vs Ryder = Ryder ,Dhawan Vs Guptill = Guptill ,Kohli Vs Taylor = Equal , Rahane Vs B.McCullum = B.McCullum ,Raina Vs Anderson = Anderson , Dhoni Vs Ronchi = Equal ,Jadeja Vs Neesham = Neesham ,Ashwin Vs N.McCullum = N.McCullum ,Kumar Vs Mills = Mills ,Shami Vs Southee = Southee ,Sharma Vs McClenaghan = McClenaghan , RESULTS = NZ 5 - IND 0 (same as WI)

Posted by DD_f0rever on (January 18, 2014, 14:24 GMT)

@ mzm149

" mzm149 on (January 18, 2014, 13:44 GMT) @realfan: Talking of bowling, your team was on verge breaking record of 4th innings score chased on the most bowler friendly wicket on 5th day. You must thank South Africa who settled for a draw."

Indeed. And in the same match Kohlis and Pujaras scored TONS of runs against quality fast bowling, proves that the Quality batsmen Ind have got, Pak can only dream of.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 14:24 GMT)

All the comments on here are about how easily India are going to smash nz. Let Indian fans and hopefully players have that mentality. Very silly hissing and roaring before a series . You are expected to win but imagine the embarrassment if you don't! Setting yourselfs up to potentially .. Unlikely I admit but look like clowns

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 14:15 GMT)

What next, WI to send message across, when India visit WI -:)

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 13:51 GMT)

If Yuvraj,Gambhir and Harbhajan have been dropped....why is Raina still in the side..What is Ashwin donig in this side...Time to bring in Binny in place of Aswin..Rohit and Kohli are better than Ashwin in oversesas conditions and Rayudu should replace listless Raina.

@DhairyBoghani...well said ...time to bring in allrounders like Binny,Irfan Pathan and Abishek Nayar

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 13:50 GMT)

No doubt dhoni is good captain. He chooses his favorites over performance. As long dhoni is there he ll nt cut off raina and ashwin. both are witnessing downfall. Raina who plays shortball worst than the school kids. Newzealand is no diffrent they ll play wit raina with short ball. Wherein Ashwin who cudnt do anything with the ball in Sothaftrica should vomit out. India should play four quick bowler with Jadeja.

Posted by Ashokdmightyindian on (January 18, 2014, 13:47 GMT)

@din7 funny that even aftr rankd at d bottom wid teams like zimbawe u have gt so much to talk abt. well keep it up. as far as your instincts tell that this cud b a disastrous tour for India, well since 1975 as per d records Nz have bn able to win just thrice. So how abt that some truth? ha ha. well my Instinct says zimbawe r gonna come forth.its better we play agnst zim. Atleast they show respect to world no.1 . unlike u where u hve got big mouth here n not on field!!!!ha ha

Posted by class9ryan on (January 18, 2014, 13:45 GMT)

. But my Xi will be- Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Rahane, Rayudu, MSD, Binny, Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar, Shami, Aaron/Ishant.... In these conditions Raina is almost waste so with WC coming up and India still have around 25 games... why not get Rayudu, Rahane both in the team

Posted by mzm149 on (January 18, 2014, 13:44 GMT)

@realfan: Talking of bowling, your team was on verge breaking record of 4th innings score chased on the most bowler friendly wicket on 5th day. You must thank South Africa who settled for a draw.

Posted by GRVJPR on (January 18, 2014, 13:38 GMT)

@din7, The problem with you is your mindset. Everytime India does well you think the picthes were flat. When good teams play , especially number 1, picthes do look flat.

Posted by anupam9992 on (January 18, 2014, 13:29 GMT)

I like the idea of stuart binny replacing Ashwin, and I think Ambati Rayudu is good at no.4 and Rahane should be tested instead of raina or one of the opener, overall theres a big task infront of dhoni, but I guess he will go with his usual XI, eagerly waiting for tomorrow's toss 2 see the final XI, hope he will give Rayudu a chance to prove himself at no.4,

Posted by DhairyBoghani on (January 18, 2014, 13:28 GMT)

To become superpower in world & win worldcup2015 India have to have genuine fast bowling all rounder. India have Jadeja & Aswin as spin bowling allrounders but not enough to play in NZ/SA/ AUS/ENG/WI. all teams have one/ two fast bowling allrounders as their key sucess. ENG-Bopara & Stokes SA-Kallis & Maklaran AUS- Faulkner & Watson WI-Sammy & Polard & Bravo. So I think India should use Binny in all 5 ODIs and after that bring R.Dhavan/Nayar/Shukla/Bhatiya as another allrounder.

Posted by din7 on (January 18, 2014, 12:57 GMT)

@Ravi Krishnamurthy goin by the rankings u predicted reasonably well...nz being a no8 side..but hold on for a bit...our flat pitch experts may reveal their true identity! Its not necessary india will get the same subcontinental conditions like they got in SA tests..my instinct says NZ will somethin or atleast draw test series...u never know this might even become disastrous tour for india! hahahah

Posted by tanstell87 on (January 18, 2014, 12:56 GMT)

well the only thing Dhoni has to do is bring Rayudu & Binny in place of his favorites & listless Raina & Ashween

Posted by realfan on (January 18, 2014, 12:53 GMT)

please for once ignore ashwin , he is good in tests , but he is more of a liability in ODI, no preformance in bowling, batting and fielding.... jadeja will atleast add value in fielding, binny and jadeja should be two allrounders, and bhuvi, shami and Ishant/ishwar/varun to go with pace attack.... and rahane at 4 pleaase.... he is a long term asset for india, she can score singles, rotate strike, score short bowling well, good technique, will built innings, and we all seen how good he is in t20 format , so can score quick in death overs too.... please stick with raahane for this entitre series.... and binny for entire series....

Posted by realfan on (January 18, 2014, 12:45 GMT)

@ mzm149 : you better be waatching where your so called BEST BOWLING ATTACK is standing in front of mediocre lankan attack....lol magician went for 100+ in two tests in UAE , can youi believe it magician in UAE.... that tells the story.... you guys are not capable of beating lanka whom indian can even beat eyes closed even on plutto..... so better dont throw your mouth everywhere....

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 12:45 GMT)

@gundaaps dude These days batsmen r nt afraid of pace (which NZ have) bt the correct length n positioning n how good you r at swing(which steyn vernon n morkel had) . So I dbt if our batsmen wud nt able to cope wid it

Posted by realfan on (January 18, 2014, 12:42 GMT)

@mzm149 : whereever these centuriouns may stand dont worry dude, they will be on top of pakisthan any day... so chill :)

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 12:36 GMT)

One thing has clearly come out through last some years that India has stopped to produce world class fast bowlers rather than classic batsmen in all formates of cricket...........Even NewZealand's bowlling side is more experienced than India......India should concentrate on Bowlling side as well.........But Future looks so in Dark...................................

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 12:30 GMT)

@gundaaps dude These days batsmen r nt afraid of pace (which NZ have) bt the correct length n positioning n how good you r at swing(which steyn vernon n morkel had) . So I dbt if our batsmen wud nt able to cope wid it

Posted by pt_pt on (January 18, 2014, 12:28 GMT)

NZ should play the same side as in the last 2 T20 matches, as they all played very well as a unit.

Posted by DD_f0rever on (January 18, 2014, 12:22 GMT)

@ mzm149

U again mate ? as if Pak have Brilliant record overseas. Pak with all their experienced batsmen and so called "World's Best Bowling attack" got white-washed in SA in Tests 0-3. On the other hand, Ind with their inexperienced and young players showed class in patches...Like Kohli, Pujara scoring centuries along with Vijay and Rahane showing good technique how to face REAL fast bowlers (of SA)!

Even on flat tracks of UAE..Pak unable to beat SL whom Ind beat everyday !

Ind might lose the series in NZ..but you can't ignore the fact that these young Ind batsmen not only scores in sub-continent but also overseas and are way better than Pak batsmen..just like Pak fast bowlers are better than Ind's.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 12:00 GMT)

@mzm149 "show these centurions where they stand" yeah they stand at d top of the game in evry field n Nz at d foot of the icc rankings. ha ha !!!!

Posted by gundapps on (January 18, 2014, 11:52 GMT)

Indian team can compete only if their batters consistently score more than the runs that NZ will be piling up against this ineffective Indian bowling attack. This may be difficult since almost all the NZ pace bowlers are tall and clock over 140 kmph consistently and could be quite a handful on their home pitches.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 11:52 GMT)

Drop Ishant Sharma forever, he's doesn't deserve to be part of this young Indian Team, its very unfortunate to see Umesh Yadav on the sidelines, one of the rare gems of indian cricket who can bowl at 142+ consistently all the day...Varun Aaron is back from injury and we have to see how fast he can bowl, if he's retained his pace then he's perfect supplement for Umesh with a better accuracy, Shami with his fast medium pace of 137-142 k can tie up the batsman, I have seen Pandey playing and he can bowl accurate yorkers at speeds of 134-136..Bhuvneshwar need to tighten his length as at pace of 127-133..you can bowl short, but I have good hopes on him,..he's a quick learner. Binny is a quota selection and Rishi Dhawan could have been an ideal replacement.

My choice for 1st ODI would be :- Rahane,Dhawan, Virat, Rohit, Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar, Pandey, Shami, Aaron....Ishant, Rayudu, Aswin, Binny should wait on the bench.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 11:45 GMT)

Iam very confident that India will play very well in NZ, will surely win the ODI series 3-2 and also will win the Test series 1-0. My guess is Pujara will be man of series for Tests and Kohli in the ODI's. Any doubters ?

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 11:44 GMT)

my 11 nz . guptil ronchi talor mucullum ryder willimson anderson milne nathn mills southe

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 11:43 GMT)

The indians know that they are not good in overseas . Why on earth they are shouting so much. Nzl gonna destroy them.

Posted by Sir_Ivor on (January 18, 2014, 11:40 GMT)

I don't think this batting line up is too unsettled by pace even on bouncy wickets as we saw in South Africa against possibly the best bowling attack in the world. Because it was the word that went around because of the shortcomings of Suresh Raina,and Jadeja in an earlier tournament,the mind games that almost all the western countries' teams play include this so called brilliant strategy. In South Africa also this was the gambit used by the media to unsettle the young brigade. But then it turned out more gas than anything else. Just speed does't mean anything. It is movement that will make the difference.I have a feeling that it will be a closely fought series. The last time in 2002, the team that won the toss and batted first,won the game as well on these drop in pitches that had the moisture in the first session. Realistically,I think Mclanghan and Boult are the best and they will do well. Milne is quick no doubt. But he needs the inswing of Shane Bond to get the results.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 11:38 GMT)

team 1.dhawan 2.rohit 3. kohli 4.rahne 5.raina 6.binny 7. dhoni 8.ashwin 9.ishant 10.shami 11.bhuvneshwar/ishwar pandey ishwar had got height n quick pace can b good at surface binny should get chances as there need pace in team and ashwin can handle spin. as there no part tine spinner like yuvi aur viru as binny has to b add in playing 11 as we need allrounder binny should get chance.

Posted by t20superstars on (January 18, 2014, 11:29 GMT)

It is high team INDIA drop VIRAT KOHLI down the order and bring in rahane at no.3! India need a solid batsman like rahane at no.3. A no.3 batsman should be the one who should be playing defensively rather than attacking cricket. If kohli comes down the order he can play his own game much more freely.

Posted by mzm149 on (January 18, 2014, 11:28 GMT)

Come on New Zealand show these feather bed centurions where they stand.

Posted by shahnawazarshad on (January 18, 2014, 11:19 GMT)

Quality of NZ's bowlers are not same as SA's bowlers..so we may expect that India will bat better... and story of our bowlers will be same..one day one of them will perform very good and next day will go for lot of runs...lake of consistency is tagged with our bowlers...hope India will manage to hold the top ranking..bestofluck

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 11:16 GMT)

@unbelevable for ur question whu u ranked no.8 is simple bcoz u dnt have d potential to rise. u deserve to stay down d order wid wi n zim. Even they wont say why they r ranked lower. They know they r worth it!!!!

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 11:08 GMT)

this series will tell us who is the better team for WC 2015

Posted by armguard on (January 18, 2014, 10:41 GMT)

The lineup picks itself:

1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6 Ajinkya Rahane 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Rahane is the more solid batsmen and on overseas tours such as NZ, you MUST go with the better batsmen especially given he is technically sound in defence as well.

Ashwin is a part of the 2015 World Cup and this would be an ideal time to test him in these conditions. There are 5 ODIs so plenty of time to mix and try and the best combination.

Once and if India secure the series, then is the time to try different combinations to see how they handle the foreign conditions overseas.

Posted by rock_kamran on (January 18, 2014, 10:40 GMT)

Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Rahane, Raina/Rayudu, Dhoni, Jadeja, Binny, Bhubhi/Ishwar, Shami and Aaron should be best 11.

Posted by unbeleaveable on (January 18, 2014, 10:25 GMT)

Just to clarify a point New Zealand won their last ODIs series in South Africa (last year) India lost theres. As New Zealand can not play test cricket after this series my 8 year old son will play any sport but cricket! Thanks for nothing Australia cricket, we drew the last test series on your soil. and to Indian cricket thanks for wrecking cricket, you probably have already said that we have to have wickets of certain kind for this tour, how NZ are ranked in 8th in the world for ODI is beyond reason, remember won the ODIS in England last year as well.

Brendon and team show the NZ spirit in this series and sign off NZ cricket on a world stage on a high.

Posted by hogan11 on (January 18, 2014, 10:23 GMT)

A lot of hype about this series and NZ preparing green pitches etc. However, recent NZ weather and results both domestically and internationally all point to the pitches being belters.

Posted by rock_kamran on (January 18, 2014, 10:19 GMT)

Why Ishant Sharma again and again? He plays just 1 good match out of 10,,, and gets selected for next 10 matches. India team should be,,,, 1.Rohit 2.Dhawan 3.Kohli 4.Rahane 5.Raina/Rayudu 6.Dhoni 7.Binny 8.Jadeja 9.Bhuvi/Ishwar 10.Shami 11.Varun Aaron There is no need of 4 spinners in a team.

Posted by NEIL_GD_S10 on (January 18, 2014, 10:10 GMT)

Mahi should select 3 pacers ans stuart binny, and lone spinner as jadeja.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 10:00 GMT)

Please dont underestimate India bowling. They have the bowlers who can exploit seaming conditions and New Zealand batsmen havent fared well except 281 runs off 25 overs against WI. So this is right time for India to go for a kill

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 9:48 GMT)

NZ havent got anythng at stake here. Its India who has not to lose a single match to these low ranked teams like Zimbawe. series win b like another zimbawe whitewash by India. So win is nt a concrn. bt a single loss wud raise questions abt potential agnst these lower ranked like WI Zim n Nz

Posted by ArunShekhar on (January 18, 2014, 9:32 GMT)

my pick: Dhawan, Rahane, Kohli, Raina,Dhoni,Binny,Jadeja,Mishra,Ishanth,Shami,Umesh... lets give more homework to bowlers this time :)

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 9:31 GMT)

it will be a great series for india a chance for young team to show the world why they are number 1...for kiwis they will not get as gud as a chance like this

Posted by unitedassassin on (January 18, 2014, 9:31 GMT)

Please correct the section of India's possible XI. You have named Umesh Yadav in the XI while he isn't even in the ODI squad.

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 9:29 GMT)

My XI for team India would be: Dhawan Rohit Kohli Rahane/Rayudu Raina Dhoni Binny Jadeja Bhuvaneshwar Shami Ishant

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 9:29 GMT)

Dhawan Sharma Kholi Rahane Raina Dhoni Jadeja Ashwin B Kumar I Sharma Shami

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