Pitch and circumstances
Expect bowlers to go short and wide at Auckland’s Eden Park, a rugby stadium with incredibly short straight boundaries. Due to the wicketkeeper’s position, the boundaries become even shorter, hence Suryakumar’s 360-degree strokeplay must be anticipated. Spinners (4.79) have performed somewhat better than fast bowlers in terms of economy rate (5.03). Temperatures are predicted to be around 18°C and the weather will be overcast and windy. There is no rain predicted for the near future. INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND
The 50-over format comes to life at this point in the eternal cricket cycle. After the T20 World Cup, teams will begin preparing for the ODI World Cup, which will take place in less than a year, with a three-match series between New Zealand and India starting on Friday in Auckland.
With 11 victories from 15 games, New Zealand, the current No. 1 ODI team, is doing well in the Super League standings. In the league so far, only Afghanistan has higher percentages than them.
In recent ODIs, New Zealand has only fielded five bowlers, and they may continue to do so this time around. If so, Latham and Henry might take the place of Ish Sodhi and Adam Milne from the team that competed in the third T20I. While Milne was pricey during the T20I leg, Sodhi isn’t in the ODI team. Devon Conway will be replaced at wicketkeeping by Latham.
New Zealand (probable): 1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Tom Latham (wk), 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 James Neesham, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Matt Henry, 11 Lockie Ferguson