New Zealand v India 1st ODI Tips


New Zealand vs India Match Details

  • Date: 2022-11-25
  • Start Time: 07:00
  • Location: Eden Park, Auckland
  • Tournament: India tour of New Zealand 2022
  • Format: One Day International
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • India took the trophy in the three-match T20I series by securing a victory by 1-0.
  • The Men in Blue will be playing under the leadership of stand-in skipper Shikhar Dhawan because of the absence of the main players.
  • India are leading the head-to-head records against New Zealand. In 110 matches, they have scored victories in 55 games, while the Blackcaps have won 49 fixtures. 

Following a series win in the shortest format of the game, India will be aiming for a victory in the 50-over format. The Men in Blue are all set to square off against New Zealand in the three-match One Day series. The first One Day International will be conducted at the Eden Gardens in Auckland on Friday, November 25. 

India have significant changes in their team from the T20I series. They will be now playing under Shikhar Dhawan instead of Hardik Pandya. The senior players, including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah, have been rested for the ODIs as well. 

The almost same team has been selected for the New Zealand tour that defeated South Africa at home in the three-match ODI series by 2-1. Speaking of New Zealand, they will be fielding their strongest XI on Friday. After missing the final T20 International, Kane Williamson is back in the mix.

The Blackcaps struggled in their last One Day series that took place in September. Playing against Australia, the team lost by 0-3. However, they will get confidence in the fact that they defeated India by 3-0 the last time the Men in Blue toured the Kiwi nation. 

New Zealand vs India Tips

Player of the Match: Devon Conway

Player Of The Match
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: India tour of New Zealand 2022
  • Date: 2022-11-25
  • Best Odds: 7.5 @ 10Cric

The opening batter Devon Conway will be the player to watch out for from the New Zealand camp. The wicketkeeper-batter has been in decent form this year. Following his exploits in the T20 World Cup, he ended up as the top run-scorer for the Kiwis in the three-match T20I series. Conway finished second in the run-scoring charts behind Suryakumar Yadav with 84 runs from two matches at an average of 42.00. Speaking about his records in One Day Internationals, the 31-year-old has played nine games, accumulating 363 runs at an average of 40.33 and a strike rate of 78.23. He also has a century and two fifties to his name.

Top Indian batter: Shreyas Iyer

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: India tour of New Zealand 2022
  • Date: 2022-11-25
  • Best Odds: 4.0 @ Dafabet

Shreyas Iyer has been doing extremely well for the Indian team in One Day International. His game perfectly suits the 50-over format and he has scored an abundance of runs for the country. In India’s last ODI series against South Africa, Shreyas Iyer was a force to reckon with. In three matches, he smacked 191 runs at an average of 191 and a decent strike rate of 111.70. The Kolkata Knight Riders captain also made headlines by scoring a century. As far as his ODI stats are concerned, in 30 innings, he has collected 1299 runs. The 27-year-old has maintained an average of 30.68 with the help of 12 fifties and two centuries.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Kuldeep Yadav

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: India tour of New Zealand 2022

It might surprise you, but we are picking Kuldeep Yadav to be the top wicket-taker in the first One Day International against New Zealand. Following a lean patch in his cricket career, Kuldeep has made a heroic comeback to the Indian team. His records in the ODIs this year are a testament to his dominant form. The spinner has picked a decent 11 wickets in seven One Day Internationals this year at a terrific economy rate of 4.89. With the ODI World Cup less than a year away, Kuldeep will be eager to stand out once again to knock on the doors of the selectors.