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IND VS NZ 1ST T20 2020

The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand is being played at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Batting first after losing the toss, Team India scored 347 runs after losing 4 wickets in 50 overs and gave New Zealand a target of 348 runs to win. In response, New Zealand have scored 305 runs losing 3 wickets in 40.4 overs. Ross Taylor (94 runs) and Tom Latham (68 runs) are at the crease.


Team India, who came out to bat first, scored 347 runs after losing 4 wickets in 50 overs and gave New Zealand a target of 348 runs to win. Shreyas Iyer scored the first century of his ODI career for Team India.

Iyer made his first ODI century in the 16th match of his career. Shreyas Iyer scored 103 runs off 107 balls. During this, Iyer hit 11 fours and a six. Apart from this, wicketkeeper KL Rahul batted at number five and scored 88 runs in 64 balls. Rahul scored his 7th half-century in ODIs. Rahul hit 3 fours and 6 sixes. Apart from this, captain Virat Kohli scored 51 runs.Apart from the first century of Shreyas Iyer's career, India set a target of 348 runs in front of New Zealand with the help of half-centuries from captain Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul. Iyer made an excellent partnership with the captain in difficult times and scored 103 runs off 107 balls. Captain Kohli supported him with 51 and Rahul scored an unbeaten 88 to bring India to a score of 347 runs for four wickets in 50 overs.

In the absence of Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain Tom Latham won the toss and invited India to bat first. Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal were making a new opening pair for India. While Prithvi scored 20 runs, Mayank scored 32 runs. Both added 50 runs for the first wicket and gave the team a decent start.

In his first ODI, Prithvi was not able to take the ball between the bats in the beginning. After staying on the wicket for some time, he achieved three magnificent fours while gaining rhythm. Meanwhile, Latham changed the bowling to take wickets. Colin de Grandhom came and took the wicket of Prithvi in ​​his very first over. Earth's catch was caught by wicketkeeper Latham.Mayank was troubled by Tim Southee with his outswinger from the start and on one such outing small ball, Mayank played a cut which was caught by Tom Blundell. Mayank faced 31 balls and hit six fours. After this, captain Kohli and Iyer made it difficult for the Kiwi bowlers. Both shared a 102-run partnership for the third wicket. There was no problem for both batsmen to score runs.

Top Picks:ODI

New Zealand Team In 1st ODI

Ross Taylor is one of the pillars of New Zealand’s batting line up and is one of the most reliable players to bank on. Taylor looked in good touch in the last T20I and will look to carry on his good form. The experienced player – Ross Taylor averaged 55.47 with a strike rate of more then 85 in 2019. The right-handed batsman top-scored for his side in their previous series against India. The all-rounder James Neesham had a great time in 2019 – delivering the goods with the willow and the ball as well. So, he is also a top pick.

India Team In 1st ODI

Virat Kohli, arguably the greatest ODI batsman ever should be the first player of your Dream11 Fantasy team. The Indian captain failed to register even a single half-century in the T20 leg, and would be hungry to score runs. KL Rahul won ‘Man of the Series’ award in the T20I series for topping the run charts. The wicketkeeper-batman has been a consistent performer for his side recently and is a pretty good pick. India’s premium bowler Jasprit Bumrah along with Mohammed Shami will be also among popular picks.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ross Taylor

Vice-Captain Options – Mayank Agarwal, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – KL Rahul

Batters – Virat Kohli (C), Ross Taylor (VC), Martin Guptill, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw

All-Rounders – James Neesham, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ish Sodhi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – KL Rahul (C), Tom Latham

Batters – Virat Kohli, Ross Taylor, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal

All-Rounders – James Neesham (VC), Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kyle Jamieson

Expert Advice:

In the first two hours of the game, clouds are expected and the wind will be moderate. So, avoid picking openers of the team batting first, particularly if New Zealand bat first. In the last ODI at this ground, India were bundled out for mere 92 runs in the first innings. Thus, Virat Kohli will be an important pick for this game.

Also, pick the pacers of team bowling first, especially if India bowl first. Mohammed Shami who has the knack of picking wickets with the new ball can be a very good pick. In India’s previous ODI series in New Zealand, the right-arm pacer topped the wicket charts for his team.

Probable Winners:
India are expected to win the match and take a 1-0 lead in the series.

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