India vs New Zealand 1st ODI (Match Preview)

Indian team will be looking forward to maintain their dominance against the New Zealand team subsequent to their consecutive series wins against Sri Lanka and Australia.

India will be taking on the Kiwis in the first match of the three-match One-day International (ODI) series at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

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The Virat Kohli-led side will also be looking to clinch the top spot in the ICC ODI rankings after being pushed to the second position by South Africa. India and South Africa have identical 120 ratings against their name, but the men-in-blue are placed second on the basis of the decimal points.

India will once again bank on their strong batting line-up while going into the first ODI against the Kiwis. Likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are capable of conquering any opponent.

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It will be a daisy factor as to who will make it to the fourth spot in the batting line-up. Recently, India have experimented a number of youngsters including all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav for the slot, which serves as a critical link between the top and lower middle-order.