India Tour of New Zealand 2022: New Zealand vs India – 1st ODI Preview and Updates

With the upcoming World Cup at home, this will be an important ODI series for India. Some of the issues that can be addressed here include India’s bowling struggles and a lack of depth in the batting department.

Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar have performed admirably in the white-ball format. At least one of these bowlers will be vying for a spot on the World Cup team next year.

New Zealand’s squad will be almost identical to that of the T20I series. They have recalled the dependable wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham to the team for the India One-Day Internationals.

Kane Williamson would be at ease playing in ODIs because there would be no pressure to maintain a high strike rate. He can make a strong comeback after a brief absence and will be crucial to the hosts’ success.

The 1st ODI between New Zealand vs India will take place on November 25th, 2022 at Eden Park, Auckland.

Match Details to Note

Match: New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI, India Tour of New Zealand 2022

Date: November 25, 2022 (Friday)                                                   

Time: 7:00 AM IST

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

New Zealand vs India

New Zealand vs India

New Zealand (Match Odds – 1.80):


In the T20I series, the Blackcaps’ batting has been all over the place. Even after a good start by the top order in the final T20I, the hosts collapsed like a house of cards and ended up with a lot less on the board than expected.

Tom Latham would help the hosts get back to doing what they do best by bringing some balance to the batting order. They have an excellent home record, and despite the fact that their current team looks very different from the one that defeated India 3-0 in 2020, New Zealand still has the advantage.

Devon Conway, along with skipper Kane Williamson, will be another key player to watch in this lineup. Both have performed admirably in the game’s longest format, and ODIs would be a more natural fit for them than T20Is.

With the World Cup on the horizon, New Zealand will also be looking to perfect their combinations. Michael Bracewell, a batting all-rounder with a 44 average in 12 One-Day Internationals, is an intriguing prospect.

In the pace attack, Matt Henry can go either way. He has the potential to be a game changer, but he is likely to be expensive. Breakthroughs will be expected from Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson, with Santner playing an important role with spin.

Full Squad:

Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tom Latham

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Players to watch out for:

Devon Conway

Devon Conway, 31, led New Zealand to victory in the final T20I on Monday, scoring 59 runs off 49 balls. He is a consistent batter in all formats.

Kane Williamson

The skipper missed the final T20I of the series due to a minor injury, but he will captain his side in a format where he averages 46.98.

Tim Southee

The pace bowler took five wickets in two T20I games and is one wicket away from reaching 200 dismissals in this format.

Possible Playing XI:

Tom Latham, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Tim Southee (c), Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson

India (Match Odds – 2.00):


Shikhar Dhawan is back in charge of an Indian team that is missing several regulars. Many of the experts’ recommendations include Sanju Samson’s name.

With Ishan Kishan absent from the squad, Samson’s chances of making the XI should improve. Shubman Gill and Dhawan will bat first, followed by Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav at 3 and 4, respectively.

The top-order appears to be stable. Iyer has performed well in one-day internationals, scoring 52 runs against New Zealand in his most recent match at his home ground. Suryakumar Yadav is at his best in T20Is and will relish the freedom to play his strokes at Eden Park.

He is likely to carry his momentum and form into this series and will be an important player for India in the middle order. With Hardik Pandya out, Deepak Hooda is expected to contribute in the lower middle order. Hooda and Sundar will be the finishers this time.

India’s bowling attack is capable of putting New Zealand on the back foot. Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar get things started. Thakur and Chahal are capable of producing breakthroughs in the middle overs. Kuldeep Sen and Umran Malik are two new faces in the squad who are eager to make their ODI debuts.

Full Squad:

Shikhar Dhawan(c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson(w), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant

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Players to watch out for:

Shikhar Dhawan

The 36-year-old left-handed opener has a calm style that will put his bowlers at ease. He has a batting average of 45.08 and a high score of 143.

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav, 32, has averaged 34.00 in 12 One-Day International innings since making his debut last year. He has been very impressive in T20Is this year, however, and will be a crucial wicket for New Zealand to take.

Deepak Chahar

The swing bowler will be relieved to see the weather forecast of cloud cover ahead of this game, as it will be very difficult to face. His best ODI statistics are 3-27.

Possible Playing XI:

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wk), Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik

New Zealand vs India Top Team Batsmen

Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, and Daryl Mitchell are our batting picks for New Zealand. Williamson is the betting favorite to finish this ODI as the leading run scorer, and he has been in excellent form. Mitchell has a 2022 across all formats and an ODI average of 60.33.

Our batting recommendations for India are Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, and Suryakumar Yadav. Dhawan has batting experience in all conditions and is expected to lead India in scoring. In this format, Iyer has 1299 runs batted in at an average of 48.11.

New Zealand vs India Top Team Bowlers

Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, and Matt Henry have been selected as New Zealand’s best bowlers for this ODI. Ferguson’s pace caused problems for India’s batters during the T20I series, and the bookmakers expect him to do the same in this format. With the ball, Henry has 115 wickets from 60 ODI innings.

Our bowling picks for India are Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, and Kuldeep Yadav. Despite never having played an ODI before, Arshdeep Singh has the best odds of any India bowler. In this format, Yadav has the best figures of 6-25.

New Zealand vs India Head to Head

India leads the ODI series by six games, but New Zealand has had the most recent success. India has won only one of the last seven One-Day Internationals between the two teams.

New Zealand vs India Head to Head Stats in ODIs

  Matches Played NZ Won IND Won Tie NR
Overall 110 49 55 1 5
Last 5 5 4 0 0 1

New Zealand vs India Toss Prediction

Teams batting second have won 44 of the 79 One-Day Internationals played at this Auckland venue. New Zealand has a deep batting lineup capable of chasing down totals, while India has a bowling attack capable of troubling the hosts indefinitely. It is in both teams’ best interests to bowl first.

New Zealand vs India Pitch Report

The first ODI between India and New Zealand will be played at Eden Park in Auckland. At this stadium, the average first-inning score is 220 runs. In recent years, teams have scored 270+ batting first, which can be a match-winning total.

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Eden Park’s pitch is a drop-in pitch. It is beneficial to batters and will present difficulties to bowlers. A high of 20 degrees Celsius is forecast for the match day, with scattered showers.

New Zealand vs India Prediction

New Zealand has struggled with the bat in T20Is and will be eager to improve. The format would suit two of their best batsmen, and with Tom Latham also on board, New Zealand appears to be stronger. India’s pace attack can cause problems for the hosts, but the batting lineup is untested, and if New Zealand plays their cards correctly, they could exploit India’s weaknesses in the lower middle order. New Zealand has a slight advantage and will begin as the favorite in our match prediction. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

New Zealand is the favourite to beat India at the odds of 1.80.

New Zealand vs India Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Left-handed Devon Conway averages 40.33 in this format and is our pick for New Zealand’s leading run scorer in Auckland.

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