High-flying India will be looking to continue their winning run in the forthcoming series with New Zealand. The Virat Kohli-led side is brimming with confidence after the historic tour of Australia. India left Australia without losing any series for the first time in their history. India first drew the T20I series 1-1 before winning the Tests 2-1. It was their first-ever Test series win Down Under since they started touring Australia in 1948. The Men in Blue then won the ODIs 2-1 to register their first-ever bilateral ODI series win on the Australian soil.
All eyes are now on the upcoming series against New Zealand who too will be high on confidence after dismantling New Zealand across formats at home in their last assignment. The much-awaited tour consists of five ODIs and three T20Is. The upcoming series will provide India with a chance to make amends for their horror show in New Zealand in 2014. The Kiwis had thrashed India 4-0 in ODIs and 1-0 in Tests when they had played against the subcontinental team last time at home.
But before the series gets underway, one thing is clear that Team India is going to get a good support even though they are miles away from their home. The BCCI, on Sunday, uploaded a small video of Indian cricketers coming out of the Auckland airport, amidst cheers from a vocal pack of Indian supporters.
The likes of Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik were seen signing autographs. But as expected, the loudest cheer was reserved for skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma.
Here is a clip of that moment:
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India ODI squad:
Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill
India T20I squad:
Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar