New Zealand travel to India for limited-overs series, which comprises of three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and as many T20Is. New Zealand’s India tour begins with first ODI in Mumbai on October 22 and will end on November 07 with a T20I in Thiruvananthapuram.
While India comes into the series having played a lot of cricket, New Zealand will be in action for the first time after the ICC Champions Trophy in June this year. India faced West Indies, Sri Lanka and recently Australia after the Champions Trophy and dominated all their opponents.
New Zealand were in India last year as well for the bilateral series. The visitors lost the Test series 3-0 and came close to winning the ODI series, but let the final match to conceded 2-3 defeat. Meanwhile, Kiwis will be hoping for better results this time around.
After the first ODI in Mumbai, teams will travel to Pune and Kanpur for second and third ODI respectively. The three-match T20I series starts with an opening game in Delhi and subsequent matches at Rajkot and Thiruvananthapuram.
While India enjoys head to head success against New Zealand in ODIs, but when it comes to game’s shortest format Men in Blue have never won a T20I against the Black Caps. New Zealand lead the head to head record 5-0.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.