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India Playing XI 1st ODI vs NZ: India vs NewZelanad LIVE: India Practice Hyderabad – Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid have another set of selection dilemmas. With KL Rahul and Axar Patel both out of the NZ series, Ishan Kishan is set for a comeback being the wicketkeeper in IND vs NZ 1st ODI. However, that will lead to ouster of Shubman Gill, who slammed a fine century in his last ODI. In KL’s absence, Suryakumar Yadav will get an extended run in the middle-order. Follow IND vs NZ LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Three big selection headaches:

  • Who opens with Rohit? Shubman or Ishan?
  • Who bats at No 5?
  • Three seamers or three spinners?

KL Rahul has flourished in his new role at No 5. He has been designated keeper in ODIs. However, with him absent, India need a wicketkeeper. While KS Bharat has been added to the squad, Ishan Kishan with a double century to his name is the frontrunner. But the Dravid-Rohit pair has to find him a spot. Shubman Gill is also another option at No 5 but considering his recent records in opening, it is unlikely that the team management will tinker with his spot.

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The other option is to drop Shubman Gill for Ishan Kishan and play World No 1 batter Suryakumar Yadav at No 4 instead. But with a century in the last match, Shubman has made the selection job much harder.

Shreyas Iyer too has been in fine form and it will be difficult to drop him for SKY. Virat Kohli with rich vein of form and considering his status is undroppable at the moment. Hence, either of the Three ‘S’ — Shreyas, Suryakumar or Shubman will have to make way.

Hardik Pandya’s return will also bolster the line-up. The newly promoted ODI vice-captain was rested for the 3rd ODI against SriLanka. As he takes the No 6 slot in Axar Patel’s absence, India may overlook Shardul Thakur.

India Playing XI 1st ODI: What to expect from 1st ODI?

  • Team India has to take a call on the opener. Ishan and Shubman both have done well.
  • However, only one can play while the other may have to sit out.
  • Ishan being the wicketkeeper gets an automatic slot. But his batting role will depend on Shubman’s inclusion.
  • KS Bharat is the other keeper in the squad and can bat in the middle-order.
  • But it remains to be seen whether India hand him the debut, overlooking in-form Ishan Kishan.
  • In the middle-order, once again, India will have to take a call on SKY.
  • While SKY is an automatic choice in KL Rahul’s absence, India may look to accommodate Shubman Gill at No 5 instead of SKY.
  • In the bowling department, India will continue with Mohammed Siraj and Mohammad Shami and Umran Malik.
  • Shardul Thakur may have to wait a bit longer.
  • As for spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will once again fight for a spot.
  • In Axar Patel’s absence, Washington Sundar will look to grab the opportunity.

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India Playing XI 1st ODI

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Ishan Kishan
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Shreyas Iyer
  5. Shubman Gill
  6. Hardik Pandya
  7. Washington Sundar
  8. Kuldeep Yadav
  9. Mohammed Siraj
  10. Mohammad Shami
  11. Umran Malik

India’s ODI squad against New Zealand: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik.

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