India vs New Zealand ODIs to begin from today- Rohit Sharma ruled out due to Calf Injury
After an exhilarating victory against New Zealand in the T20I series marking the first-ever T20I series Triumph in New Zealand, India is all set to play 3 ODIs. The remarkable gameplay from India in the five T20Is that led to a flawless victory against New Zealand, is expected to continue in the ODIs too. Though there is a slight glitch in the plan with Rohit Sharma being ruled out of the ODIs and Tests due to a calf injury that had happened after scoring 60 runs in the fifth T20I, there are players that can fill out his place.
Mayank Agarwal and Shubhman Gill are the players that were in the race for replacements. However, Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw have been given a chance to play in the first ODI. Prithvi Shaw had already been named as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan in the ODIs. Virat Kohli is still going to be leading the team with Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Kedhar Jadhav, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah Mohammad Shami, Navdeep Saini, and Shardul Thakur.
New Zealand’s ODI squad comprises of Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett, Mark Chapman, Kylie Jamieson, and Scott Kuggelejin. Kylie Jamieson’s name has been added to the team as the pacers Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, and Matt Henry, are deemed unfit for the series. Kylie Jamieson is also the tallest Cricketer in all of New Zealand. He had done well in India A vs New Zealand A with Bowling Figures of 4/49 and 2/69.
The ODI matches are scheduled on 5th, 8th and 11th of February and will begin at 7:30 AM IST. The first ODI is organized in Seddon Park, Hamilton, the second is organized in Eden Park, Auckland, and the third is organized in Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. The match is going to be streamed live on all the major networks and streaming services across the world.