IND Vs NZ Match Prediction Squads: Indian team’s star batsman Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out for the ODI series. It seems that Suryakumar may get a chance to replace him.
It is known that the fans expressed their anger after seeing Storm batsman Suryakumar Yadav sitting on the bench in the ongoing ODI series between India and Sri Lanka. It seems that this wish of fans is going to be fulfilled against New Zealand. As part of the ODI series, the first match between India and New Zealand will be held in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Suryakumar is almost certain to play in it. The Indian team wants to field a strong team to face a tough challenge from New Zealand. It is known that every ODI series will be very important for India from this year’s World Cup.
India is scheduled to play a three-match ODI series against New Zealand. The first match will be held in Hyderabad, second match in Raipur and third match in Indore. Suryakumar may get a chance in all the three matches. Ahead of the World Cup, Suriya will not get a better chance to establish himself in the ODI format.
Chance for Suriya to replace Iyer..
Shreyas Iyer was selected in the squad for the ODI series. But he missed the team due to injury. His exit proved profitable for Suryakumar. Because now it is certain that Surya will join the team. Although his record in ODIs is not that impressive, Surya has batted stormily in T20Is in the last two years. This Mumbai batsman wants to play the World Cup which will be held in India this year. In such situations, Surya has to make full use of this opportunity.
Surya’s poor record in ODIs
Surya was given a chance in the last ODI against Sri Lanka. He scored only four runs in that match. He has scored only 388 runs in 17 ODIs played so far. Surya can’t find a better chance to improve his record. The presence of Surya and Hardik Pandya will strengthen the Indian middle order.
Ishan in the middle order..
There is no possibility of any change in the opening pairing with New Zealand. There may be a change in the middle order. Ishan Kishan can be entrusted with wicket keeping duties. He may feature in the middle order. In Akshar Patel’s absence Shahbaz Ahmed or Washington Sundar may be given a chance. One of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will get a chance.
India Probable Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar/ Shabaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal/ Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Umran Malik
New Zealand Probable Playing XI: Tom Latham (captain, keeper), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Doug Braswell, Lockie Ferguson, Michael Braswell, Shipley, Blair Tickner.
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