New Zealand vs India 1st ODI: Key player battles


New Zealand are gearing up to host India in the opener of the three-match series on Friday (November 25). Having won the T20I leg of the tour 1-0, the Men in Blue would be high on confidence. NZ will fight for redemption.

Dhawan vs Southee

Tim Southee, who took a hat-trick in the T20I series, has dismissed Indian stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan twice in seven ODI meetings. The latter, however, strikes at 110.71 against Southee in the format.

SKY vs Ferguson

Suryakumar Yadav will pose a massive threat to the New Zealand bowlers. Lockie Ferguson would like to keep SKY quiet. Ferguson has scalped 45 wickets in 25 ODIs since 2019.

Chahar vs Conway

Chennai Super Kings teammates, Devon Conway and Deepak Chahar will look to get the better of each other. Known for his ability to swing the ball, Chahar has scalped 26 wickets in 31 international games across formats. Conway, however, averages 75 in home ODIs.

Chahal vs Neesham

All-rounder James Neesham has fallen prey to leggies four times in 26 ODI innings (SR: 82.97). Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has also dismissed him once in the format, conceding just nine runs in 19 deliveries.

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