India vs New Zealand Live Score 1st ODI at Hyderabad: IND face tough NZ challenge

India vs New Zealand Live

Hardik Pandya giving a very animated pep talk in the group huddle before the toss!

India vs New Zealand Live

60 seconds of Rohit Sharma grooving in the nets.

? Sound ?#TeamIndia captain @ImRo45 gets into the groove ahead of the #INDvNZ ODI series opener ? ?


January 17, 2023

Pitch Report by Danny Morrison and Murali Kartik 278 – average first innings score, it suggests it’s a good surface. Either side (square) – 63 metres and downtown 70 metres.

Not a cloud in the sky, not a hair on our head, but not the same case with the pitch. The pitch – it’s a nice straw-coloured surface, light grass but pretty evenly rolled. Batting first or batting second is immaterial.

The curator says it’s pretty cold in the evenings which is what we saw in the last two days. There’s not enough dew to suggest that batting second is an option. It’s up to the team makeup, and what they want to do.

India vs New Zealand

We are on to another bilateral ODI series. It seems like the continuation of the previous one as India played Sri Lanka just two days back. But it is not. There have been thoughts running through my head, would it not be better to have a tri-series rather than playing two teams separately? That would add more context to the ODIs. However, each ODI will have more context at least in this year as the World Cup is nearing with each and every series and the teams will want to settle down on their strategies.

Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the 1st ODI between India and New Zealand which will be played in Hyderabad. Stay tune for more updates…

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