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Australia vs India 2020-21, 3rd T20I: India’s Predicted XI

India has sealed the T20 International series after Hardik Pandy’s fiery unbeaten 42 off 22 balls knock lead the side chase down 195 runs target to win the penultimate match against Australia in Sydney. They are set to play the third T20I in the same venue and will aim to clean sweep the host.

Having lost the first two ODIs, India’s confidence was rock bottom, but they found momentum in the last ODI in Canberra, winning the match by 13 runs. After which, they have consecutively clinched the victories.

Moreover, India has won the T20I matches in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma, the two world-class white-ball players. Also, the second T20I without Ravindra Jadeja, who was the match-winner for them in both the matches hosted in Canberra. It speaks volumes about the preparation of Team India, who are also setting their eyes for the T20 World Cup 2021.

Here, let’s take a look at how India’s playing XI will shape in for the final T20I of the series:

Shikhar Dhawan:

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Shikhar Dhawan gave a scintillating start to the team by scoring 36-ball 52. He played some amazing shots and managed to give a good base to the team which was the need of the hour to chase down the mammoth 195 runs target.

After scoring a half-century in the first ODI, the left-hand batsman had thrown away his wicket early which had put him in under the radar. But his half-century has reassured that the veteran is in good form.

KL Rahul (wk):

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KL Rahul. Image Credit: Twitter.

KL Rahul also played a decent knock to stitch up 56 runs in partnership with Shikhar Dhawan for the first wicket. India were off to a sedate start, but he changed the gear after hitting six to Andrew Tye on a free hit. He then scored a couple of boundaries on Glenn Maxwell’s over to gain momentum as India notched 60 runs in the powerplay. The vice-captain and wicketkeeper-batsman will look to play a big knock in the final T20I to white-wash Australia.

Virat Kohli (c):

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Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Twitter.

Team India captain amazed everyone after playing an unorthodox shot to score six in his well made 24-ball 40 knock. During Andrew Tye’s over, he scooped the ball for six over square leg and this shot reminded of Mr. 360 AB de Villiers.

He has been looking in great form and will want to win the series by 3-0.

Shreyas Iyer:

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. Image Credit: Twitter.

Shreyas Iyer was pushed down the order because India required power-hitting in the middle-order. But the youngster struck a six and scored a boundary off Adam Zampa’s ball, against whom he had struggled during the tour. He stitched up a match-winning partnership with Hardik Pandya to take the game home.

Sanju Samson:

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Sanju Samson. Image Credit: Twitter.

Sanju Samson started hitting from the word go but could not play a big knock. He hit a monstrous six and boundary before losing his wicket for 15 runs. He will look to set himself for longer in the field to get decent runs in his name.

Hardik Pandya:

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Hardik Pandya. Image Credit: Twitter.

The swashbuckling Hardik Pandya played another match-winning knock to take the game home. Needing  25 of the final 12 balls after fetching 12 in the 18th over, Pandya brought the equation down to 14 in the last over with two furs. The all-rounder then hit two sixes to seal the match in India’s favour and also claim the player of the match honours.

He remained unconquered on 42 off 22 balls and will look to replicate a similar performance in the third T20I.

Washington Sundar:

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Washington Sundar. Image Credit: Twitter.

Washington Sundar, who was the most economical bowler for India in the first T20I, could not control the runs rate in Sydney. The stand-in skipper Matthew Wade beat him for consecutive boundaries to put his morale down. He went wicketless while gave away 35 runs in his four overs. The bowling allrounder will look to bounce back stronger in the last match.

Shardul Thakur:

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Shardul Thakur bowled some good over but also went expensive when Matthew Wade hit him four boundaries. He picked the crucial wicket of Glenn Maxwell while gave away 39 runs in his four overs. Apart from bowling, his power-hitting in the death overs is also an asset to the team. However, so far, he has not got the opportunity to bat.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

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Yuzvendra Chahal. Image Credit: Twitter.

The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal went too expensive as he leaked 51 runs while picked up the crucial wicket of Steven Smith in his four overs. He is likely to play the final T20I but will look to bounce back stronger in the last white-ball match of 2020.

Deepak Chahar:

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Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Deepak Chahar, who bowled beautifully in the opening match, conceded 48 runs in four overs in the penultimate T20I. The opening batsman got better of him with the new ball as Australia scored 59 runs in six overs. He will look to redeem in the last match.

T Natarajan:

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T Natarajan. Image Credit: BCCI.

T Natarajan is the best find for India in this series. The speedster has made the debut in ODIs and T20I during the ongoing tour and has amazed with his accuracy and variations.

The promising bowler has bowled perfect yorkers and back of length balls to pick the wickets. In the second T20I, he was the only bowler in both the camps who registered 5.00 economy rate. He also got the wickets of D’Arcy Short and Moises Henriques. The 29-year-old will look to bowl another good spell in the last match of the series.

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Australia vs India 2020-21: 1st T20I – India’s Predicted XI

After winning the moral-lifting ODI match in Canberra, India is set to play the first T20I of the three-match series against Australia on Friday (December 4). As India has lost the ODI series with 2-1, they will want to win the T20I series to level the tour before proceeding to play the Test series.

However, the problem of the dearth of bowling options remains the same for India. Hardik Pandya had bowled four overs in the second ODI, but in the last ODI, he was used only as a pure batsman. It will be interesting to see with what combination Virat Kohli enters in Canberra.

Here, let’s take a look at India’s Predicted Playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan:

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Shikhar Dhawan. Image Credit: Getty Images.

After scoring a half-century in the first ODI, Shikhar Dhawan has lost his wicket early in the last two ODIs. But the southpaw is in good form. He will look to replicate his impressive IPL performance in the T20I series to give a fiery start to the team.

Mayank Agarwal:

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Mayank Agarwal (Photo: Getty Images)

Mayank Agarwal was rested in the last ODI match after featuring in the first two ODIs where he could not even touch 50 runs marks. However, the right-hand batsman managed to give a quick start by striking some good shots.

He also had a good IPL season, being one of the leading scorers of Kings XI Punjab. Team India will expect him to set a good base for them and build up a good partnership with Shikhar Dhawa.

Virat Kohli (c):

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Image Credits: Twitter

Virat Kohli has ended 2020 without an ODI century in his name which is the first time since 2008. However, he scored two back to back ODI half-century in the last two matches. Although Team India captain could not add an ODI hundred in his name, he has the opportunity to score a maiden T20I century.

Shreyas Iyer:

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Shreyas Iyer. Image Credit: Twitter.

Shreyas Iyer will be playing the first T20I match in Australian condition, but the middle-order batsman has taken every challenge. In the ODI series, the youngster played some good eye-soothing shots to show his prowess. He is dominant against spinners and will help to answer Adam Zampa’s attack very well.

KL Rahul:

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KL Rahul. Image Credit: Twitter.

KL Rahul was in great touch with the bat in the ODI series. He had mustered half-century in the penultimate match although it could not end up in winning cause.

The flamboyant batsman will have to play more fiery knocks in the T20I to beat Australia and start the series on a good note.

Hardik Pandya:

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Hardik Pandya. Image Credit: BCCI.

Although Hardik Pandya is not bowling, he has made it up through his batting. His power-hitting in the middle-order has allowed India to not over-rely on the top-order. In all the three ODIs, the attacking batsman has accelerated the innings and has played sensible knock to keep the fight alive. Although his half-centuries went into vain in the first two ODIs, India made sure that the same was not repeated in the last ODI.

India will hope that he to continue the same performance in the T20Is.

Ravindra Jadeja

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Ravindra Jadeja. Image Credit: Twitter.

Ravindra Jadeja is being used as a genuine fifth bowler. He has ended the ODI series on a high note with bowling economical overs while his hard-hitting has helped India to halt the clean sweep. The allrounder will expect to continue the same rhythm in T20Is.

Mohammed Shami:

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Mohammed Shami. Image Credit: Twitter.

Mohammed Shami was rested in the last ODI while T Natrajan played in place of him. The speedster has picked up four wickets in the ODI series but was unable to pick wickets in powerplays which costed the team. He will be expected to give a breakthrough in T20Is; otherwise, Australia might again take the series home.

Jasprit Bumrah:

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Jasprit Bumrah along with teammates. Image Credit: Twitter.

Jasprit Bumrah notched the crucial wicket of Glenn Maxwell to help India to win the last ODI. During the ODI series, he was in the form, but he has lost the knack of picking wickets, for which he is known. He could not pick wickets in the first 10 overs which costed India.

The world-class bowler will have to bounce back stronger in the T20I series.

Deepak Chahar:

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Deepak Chahar. Image Credit: Twitter.

Deepak Chahar had a good season for Chennai Super Kings, though the franchise could not qualify for playoffs. He was the wicket-taker with the new ball.

The pacer was out from the T20 set up after he picked up an injury last year. This series will mark his comeback.

On the other hand, India also has good bench option T Natrajan, who made ODI debut in Canberra while also picked the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne. He also had an amazing IPL season.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

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Yuzvendra Chahal. Image Credit: Twitter.

The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal went expensive in the ODIs and was replaced by Kuldeep Yadav for the last ODI. However, he is likely to play the T20I series considering his masterpiece in IPL 2020. He had a staggering T20 league as he ended up the highest wicket-taker for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Australia vs India 2020: 3rd ODI – India’s Predicted XI

Although India has lost the series with consecutive defeats in the first and second ODI, they are set to play the third ODI against Australia on Wednesday (December 2) for their pride. Canberra will host the dead-rubber.

Indian bowlers were clueless against Australia’s batting attack. David Warner and Aaron Finch gave a firey start while Steve Smith did further damages with Glenn Maxwell fully utilizing the death overs to give India daunting 350 plus runs targets on both occasions.

To beat them in the third ODI, Virat Kohli needs to come with a different strategy albeit he doesn’t have many bowling options to stop the strong host.

India’s Predicted XI:

Mayank Agarwal:

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Mayank Agarwal (Photo: Getty Images).

Although Mayank Agarwal has given a firey start in both matches, his fall of wicket within powerplay has not been of any help. The right-hand batsman, who is playing in the place of Rohit Sharma, will have to save his wicket and set up a big partnership to leave the team in a good position.

Shikhar Dhawan:

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Shikhar Dhawan. Image Credit: Getty Images.

After scoring a half-century in the first ODI, Shikhar Dhawan lost his wicket for 30 runs when India has a bigger target than the opening match. The southpaw has to play a gritty knock in the last ODI to lead India to win and swoop in confidence ahead of the T20I series.

Virat Kohli (C):

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Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Even though Virat Kohli played an 89-runs classic knock, it was not enough to chase down 390 runs target. He had set up a partnership with Iyer and Rahul but it could not help in chasing the mammoth target.

Although India has lost the two back-to-back matches, he still will be passionate to guide them in the third ODI and seal the game on their favour.

Shreyas Iyer:

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Shreyas Iyer Image Credits: BCCI.

Shreyas Iyer was clearly struggling to play bouncers and short balls but he ticked the scoreboard by striking spinners. Along with Kohli, he had started the rebuilding process after the openers lost the wickets. But their partnership was broken by Henriques as Smith took a stunning catch. He was out after scoring 38 runs off 36 balls in the last game.

KL Rahul (wk & VC):

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KL Rahul played some eye-soothing shots in his 76 runs off 66 balls knock. He had stitched up 72 runs partnership with Kohli and was building a strong partnership with Hardik but Zampa picked up his wicket. The team will expect him to present a similar knock in the third ODI.

Hardik Pandya:

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After 434 days, Hardik Pandya picked up the ball and notched the wicket of Steve Smith in his second over. He had also created the chance to dismiss Glenn Maxwell early but Ravindra Jadeja dropped the catch. But it’s a big positive for the team that the fast bowling allrounder is back in groove although he bowled only four overs.

Apart from bowling, the hard hitter could not accelerate the innings because of the slow pitch. He scored only 28 runs off 31 balls, striking one six and one four.

Ravindra Jadeja:

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Ravindra Jadeja was not expensive, but he could not pick a wicket, which was the need of the hour. He conceded 60 runs in his 10 overs while also was a great asset in fielding.

When he came to bat, the match was already slipping from India’s hand. He amassed 24 runs off 10 balls before Pat Cummins bamboozled him.

Navdeep Saini:

Navdeep Saini,
Navdeep Saini. Photo by Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for BCCI

Navdeep Saini was expensive while also could not pick a wicket in his nine overs. He gave away 73 runs and was struck for three sixes and seven fours.

India has also a good bench option, T Natrajan, who is uncapped but has shown a great set of skills in IPL.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

Yuzvendra Chahal, who is the snazziest spinner in IPL, has been a total flop in the Australian conditions. After conceding 80 plus runs in the first ODI, he gave away 71 runs in nine overs in the second ODI while went wicketless on both occasions.

As the series has slipped from India’s hand, Virat Kohli might also go with Kuldeep Yadav for spinner’s option.

Jasprit Bumrah:

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Jasprit Bumrah. Credits: Twitter

Virat Kohli’s strategy to give only two overs to Jasprit Bumrah in the powerplay has been criticized heavily although the world-class bowler is not in his best form. Steve Smith smacked him boundaries and Bumrah had no answer. In ten overs, he conceded 79 runs and picked the only wicket of Marnus Labuschagne.

His inability to pick early wickets has been the main cause of India’s defeat.

Mohammed Shami:

Mohammed Shami,
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Mohammed Shami, who picked three wickets in the opening match, notched the only wicket of Aaron Finch in the second ODI. The Australian captain had already scored a half-century while stitched up a 142 partnership with David Warner before giving away his wicket to the pacer.

Shami has been unable to pick wickets in powerplays which have hurt the Indian team badly. He needs to break the partnership of Australian openers early to take the game home.

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Australia vs India 2020-21: 2nd ODI – India’s Predicted XI

After facing embarrassing defeat in the first ODI match, India will play do or die second ODI match against Australia on Sunday (November 29) at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

As Australia gave a mammoth target of 375 runs, India’s bowling, as well as fielding, was heavily criticised. Also, the dearth of a sixth bowling option was a big problem for visitors.

Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dawan in pursuit of the monstrous target scored half-centuries, but it was not enough for India to take the game home. Eventually, India lost the match by 66 runs.

To keep their chances of victory alive in the three-match ODI series, India needs to win the second ODI match. Here, let’s take a look at how India’s playing XI might shape in.

India’s Predicted XI:

Mayank Agarwal:

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Mayank Agarwal (Photo: Getty Images).

Mayank Agarwal, who is playing in place of Rohit Sharma, gave a gusty start but could not build a big opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan. He was out after scoring 22 runs off 18 balls, hitting two fours and one six. In the penultimate ODI, the right-hand batsman needs to set a good base for the team.

Shikhar Dhawan:

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Shikhar Dhawan. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Setting quicking firing 50 runs off 25 balls partnership with Mayank Agarwal, Shihar Dhawan was the only one in the top-order who played a gritty knock. Although he was struggling to play against Stoinis and Hazlewood, he kept the scoreboard ticking and amassed 74 runs off 86 balls before giving his wicket to Adam Zampa. However, the southpaw’s innings was not enough to take the game home.

Virat Kohli (c):

Virat Kohli,
Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Virat Kohli was disappointed when he addressed the post-match conference. He slammed the team for poor fielding efforts while also highlighted the dearth of a sixth bowling option.

Team India captain scored 21 runs off 21 balls before Josh Hazlewood tricked him. He needs to longer in the field because the team’s success rate highly depends on him.

Shreyas Iyer:

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Shreyas Iyer Image Credits: BCCI.

After Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal lost consecutive wickets, hopes were on Shreyas Iyer to build the match-winning innings. However, he was out after just scoring two runs.

Well, he is the answer to the long debate of the number four batting position in India. He needs to stand up to expectations against the strong team to prove his mettle.

KL Rahul (wk & VC):

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Coming off from a great IPL season, everyone had high hopes from KL Rahul, but the wicketkeeper-batsman had a disappointing start of the ODI series. He scored 12 off 15 balls before giving away his wicket to Adam Zampa.  After Virat Kohli, he is seen as the most potent batsman. If India wants to win this series, he needs to step in, and score runs heavily.

Hardik Pandya:

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Although Hardik Pandya is not bowling, he proved that he is a vital cog with the bat during the first ODI. The fast bowling allrounder brought India back in the game with his power-hitting and put the pressure on Australia bowlers. He took on Hazlewood and Glenn Maxwell, but the leg spinner Adam Zampa notched his wicket. The flamboyant batsman scored 90 runs off 76 balls had he stood until the last ball the result might have been different. Albeit, India will be desperate to use him also as a bowling option, but Pandya is still not fully fit.

Ravindra Jadeja:

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Ravindra Jadeja was not expensive, but he could not pick a wicket, which was the need of the hour. He conceded 63 runs in his 10 overs while also was a great asset in fielding.

When he came to bat, the match was already slipping from India’s hand. He amassed 25 runs off 37 balls before Zampa bamboozled him.

Navdeep Saini:

Navdeep Saini,
Navdeep Saini. Photo by Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for BCCI

Navdeep Saini bowled some good deliveries but was not consistent. He gave away 83 runs in his 10 overs while picked only the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne. However, India is likely to go with him in the next ODI but has a good bench option, i.e., T Natrajan.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is the trump card for any captain, but he was badly beaten in Sydney. He registered the costliest ODI figure by any Indian spinner, giving away 89 runs in 10 overs although he picked Marcus Stoinis wicket for a golden duck. The leg-spinner will have to bounce back stronger in the do or die match.

Jasprit Bumrah:

Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Super Over, Shami, Jadeja
Jasprit Bumrah. Credits: Twitter

Jasprit Bumrah was struggling to find an accurate line and length in the first ODI which had costed the team. He picked the wicket of Aaron Finch, but the Australian captain had already done the damage. In 10 overs, he gave away 73 runs but could not give breakthroughs. The speedster will have to redeem in the second ODI.

Mohammed Shami:

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Mohammed Shami was the only bowler who quickly adjusted himself to the pitch condition. He picked up three wickets of David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith but only after they had done the damage. For the second ODI, the right-arm pacer needs to pick quick wickets.

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India Vs South Africa 2020: 1st ODI, Dharamsala – Match Preview, Predicted XI, Prediction, Where to Watch

India and South Africa will end the ongoing international cricket season with the three-match ODI series in India. The first game of this series will be played at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Thursday (12th March).

Both teams had completely different stories in their last ODI series. While India lost the three-match ODI series in New Zealand by the 3-0 margin, South Africa won the three-match home ODI series against Australia.

However, they will now have to face different challenges as India will now play at home, and South Africa will have to play as the away side.

It is going to be the last ODI series for both sides ahead of their journey in the 2020–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, the direct qualifier process for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

Though India have already secured their place for the CWC 2023 as they will host this tournament, they will take the Super League as a preparation for the next CWC.

Date: 12th March 2020

Time: 13:30 IST

Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

Weather forecast:

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The opening game of the ODI series is under the serious threat of rain. According to AccuWeather forecast, there is the possibility of little rain at the day time and thundershowers at night. This weather can hugely affect this day/night ODI.

Pitch Report:

Out of four ODIs at this venue, thrice the winners were second batting sides while the teams opting to bat first batting hugely struggled in those matches. Only once the first batting team won an ODI at this venue when India set the 300+ total in the first innings.

While the pacers generally get benefit at this venue, batsmen can score good runs after spending a good time on this pitch.

India’s Predicted XI:

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Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar have returned to the squad after recovering from their respective injuries. But the Indian team will miss the vice-captain Rohit Sharma and the right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami.

Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill are likely to fight for the opening spot while Ravindra Jadeja will now face the fight with Hardik Pandya to grab the all-rounder spot. The team management is also likely to go with one spinner in this ODI as they will have to choose between Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

Predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah.

South Africa’s Predicted XI:

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While Quinton de Kock has started his international captaincy period positively, Faf du Plessis‘ ODI return will boost this side. It is going to be the first presence in ODI for Faf du Plessis since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

The Proteas bowling side hasn’t the big experiences, and they will miss the right-arm fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.

Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock (C/wk), Janneman Malan, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks and Lungi Ngidi.

Match Prediction:

Though the Indian team is struggling at present, they are still a strong ODI side at home.

However, the South African team is also ready to stun everyone in this away series.

Where To Watch:

TV – Star Sports Network

Online– Hotstar

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India Vs South Africa 2020: 1st ODI, Dharamsala – India’s Predicted XI

India will end the current international cricket season with the three-match home ODI series against South Africa. They will play the opening game of this series on this Thursday (12th March) at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (Dharamsala).

India played their last ODI series in New Zealand last February. It was the three-match ODI series and the hosts New Zealand won that series by 3-0 margin.

Last time, India and South Africa met in an ODI at Southampton (5th June 2019) during the round-robin stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. India won that match by six wickets with 15 balls remaining.

India vs South Africa 2020: Here is India’s predicted XI for the upcoming Dharamsala ODI.

Prithvi Shaw

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Though youngster Prithvi Shaw didn’t play the big knocks in the ODI or Test series in the recently concluded New Zealand tour, his aggressive starts were impressive. Shaw scored 84 runs in his first ODI series, which was the recent three-match series in New Zealand. ]

While Rohit Sharma isn’t available yet, and the team management is using KL Rahul for the middle-order batting, Shaw is likely to continue his place in the ODI squad.

Shikhar Dhawan

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Shikhar Dhawan (Photo Credit: BCCI)

Since 2019, Shikhar Dhawan has faced hard times as he missed out many international matches due to his fitness issues. When Dhawan played the last international series, which was the three-match home ODI series against Australia, the left-handed opening batsman was in great form.

In the last three international innings, Dhawan scored 52 (T20I), 74 (ODI) and 96 runs (ODI) respectively.

The team is waiting to see Dhawan in the same form with the bat. In the recent DY Patil T20 Cup 2020 final, Dhawan scored 69 runs off 41 balls.

Virat Kohli (C)

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The Indian skipper Virat Kohli is currently the no.1-ranked ODI batsman. However, the right-handed batsman recently had a horrific tour with the bat in New Zealand.

But, most experts are confident enough on Kohli quick return in the batting form.

Shreyas Iyer

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While the team management was struggling for a long time to find out the proper batsman for the no.4 batting position in the ODI format, the 25-year-old Shreyas Iyer has solved this issue at the present moment.

Though India suffered a whitewash in the recent ODI series in New Zealand, Iyer finished that series as the most run-scorer as he scored 217 runs in three matches with an average of 72.33. In that ODI series, the right-handed batsman scored 103, 52 and 62 runs respectively.

KL Rahul (wk)

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As a wicketkeeper-batsman in the limited-overs format, KL Rahul is playing very well, especially with the bat. He is not only scoring consistently but also handling every role as a batsman positively.

In the New Zealand tour, while Rahul won the Player of the Series award in the T20I series for finishing as the leading run-scorer, the right-handed batsman also finished as the second most run-scorer during the ODI series of that tour.

During that ODI series, he scored 204 runs in three innings (average 102.00). In the last eight ODI innings, Rahul scored 102, 77, 47, 80, 19, 88*, 4 and 112 runs.

Manish Pandey

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As a middle-order batsman, Manish Pandey is playing maturely. He is another Indian middle-order batsman who is currently in very good form with the bat. But most importantly, the right-handed batsman is not losing his wicket easily.

Hardik Pandya

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Apart from two T20Is, Hardik Pandya hasn’t played any more international matches since the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 due to undergo his back surgery.

The Indian cricket fans are eagerly waiting to see him in the upcoming series as the team and fans have missed him in recent times. In the recent DY Patil T20 Cup 2020, Hardik batted furiously and scored 347 runs in five innings with an average of 86.75 and strike-rate of 232.89, including two centuries.

Also, with the ball in hand, Pandya bagged 14 wickets in that tournament, including two five-wicket hauls.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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The right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar also struggled with the fitness issues from the last year. While he played the last ODI in last August during India tour of West Indies, his last professional match was also against West Indies but in the home T20I series in last December.

The 30-year-old needs to prove himself in the upcoming series as many pacers are fighting to earn a spot in the Indian team.

Navdeep Saini

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The right-arm fast bowler Navdeep Saini has impressed with his bowling skills in the early international career.

Though he struggled during the limited-overs series in the last New Zealand tour, the team management hasn’t lost their faith on him.

Jasprit Bumrah

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Since his return after recovering from the injury, Jasprit Bumrah has performed well enough but has failed to take wickets consistently.

The right-arm pacer needs to make more improvement in his bowling to return to his old dominating rhythm.

The present second-ranked ODI bowler recently lost the top spot of the ICC ODI bowling rankings.

Yuzvendra Chahal

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The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal bowled well during the last ODI series in New Zealand tour as he finished as the joint-most wicket-taker in that series (six wickets). However, he still needs to perform consistently to fix his spot in the ODI playing XI.

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New Zealand Vs India 2020: 2nd Test, Christchurch – India’s Predicted XI

India’s ongoing New Zealand tour will end with the upcoming Test match at Hagley Oval (Christchurch). It will be the second and final game of this two-match Test series.

The hosts New Zealand are leading this Test series by the 1-0 margin before the final game of this series. New Zealand won the first Test at Wellington by ten wickets. The upcoming Christchurch Test will be the must-win game for the visiting side Indian team to save this series.

New Zealand vs India 2020: Here is India’s predicted XI for the upcoming Christchurch Test

Prithvi Shaw

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The youngster Prithvi Shaw was doubtful for the second Test after recently missing practice session due to a swelling on his left foot. However, the Head Coach Ravi Shastri has clarified that the youngster is fit for the second Test.

Many were not impressed with Prithvi Shaw’s performances in the last Test. The opener scored 16 and 14 runs in that Test match. However, the team management has enough faith in him.

 

Mayank Agarwal

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Another opener Mayank Agarwal scored 34 and 58 runs in the last Test. He is getting the crucial starts for this team, but the longer innings will be more effective for this team. As Agarwal is progressing, the experts and fans now have huge expectations from him.

 

Cheteshwar Pujara

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The top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was widely criticised for his batting approach in the last Test at Wellington. In that Test match, Pujara scored 11 runs in both innings in 42 and 81 balls respectively. Many believe that Pujara needs to change his batting approach by reducing the dot balls.

 

Virat Kohli (C)

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Indian captain Virat Kohli is recently struggling to perform. After the struggling limited-overs series in this tour, especially the ODI series, Kohli disappointed in the first Test of this series by scoring only two and 19 runs. While this Indian team hasn’t much experience, Kohli must have to improve his performance to save this series.

 

Ajinkya Rahane

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In the previous Test, the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane didn’t get enough support from the top-order batsmen. The right-handed batsman scored 46 and 29 runs in that game. If the top-order batsmen provide the better starts, Rahane can improve his performance quickly.

 

Hanuma Vihari

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The middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari scored only seven and 15 runs in the previous Test, which were very disappointing performances. However, he is currently one of the most in-form Indian middle-order batsmen, and he can perform better if the top-order batsmen got better starts.

 

Rishabh Pant (wk)

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The wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant seemed positive in the previous Test though he didn’t score many runs (19 and 25) in that game. Moreover, some experts were unhappy after seeing him as the replacement of the experienced and skilful wicketkeeper, Wriddhiman Saha. However, team management can still go with Pant in the next game, especially when the team is facing the lack of left-handed batsman, but the youngster must have to improve his performance.

 

Ravindra Jadeja

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In the last Test, the off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled well as he picked up three wickets during New Zealand’s first innings. However, Ravindra Jadeja’s presence can bring more options in the team and that too in every aspect. While the Indian team’s batting is currently not very strong enough, the experienced left-handed batsman Jadeja can provide crucial support at the lower-order batting.

 

Mohammed Shami

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The right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami picked up only one wicket and disappointed everyone with his bowling. However, at present, Shami is the most consistent bowler of this team. So, the team is expecting a much better performance from him in the forthcoming Test.

 

Umesh Yadav

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Ishant Sharma has been ruled out from the second Test due to recurrence of the ankle injury. It will be a huge blow for the Indian team as the tall experienced pacer was the best bowler for the visitors in the previous Test.

However, Umesh Yadav is also in this Test squad who is very mature and performing very consistently when he is getting the opportunity. The right-arm pacer has the ability to control the game by providing the breakthrough in the crucial moment.

 

Jasprit Bumrah

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Since his return after recovering from the injury, the right-arm pacer Jasprit Bumrah has bowled well but not effectively yet. He is missing out the wickets as he managed to pick up only one wicket in the last Test after finishing with wicketless in the ODI series of this tour.

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New Zealand Vs India 2020: 1st Test, Wellington – India’s Predicted XI

After the conclusion of the limited-overs series, India is now in the ending chapter of this New Zealand tour where they will play the two-match Test series against the hosts.

Basin Reserve (Wellington) will host the opening game of this Test series between 21st February and 25th February 2020. It will be the first Test for the no.1-ranked Test side India in this calendar year (2020).

New Zealand vs India 2020: Here is India’s predicted XI for the upcoming Wellington Test

Prithvi Shaw

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In the ongoing New Zealand tour, the 20-year-old Prithvi Shaw made his ODI debut. He also played four List A matches and one three-day tour game in this tour. Talking about his overall performances of this tour, the right-handed opening batsman has impressed enough to return to the Test playing XI. After the two home Tests against West Indies in October 2018, Shaw hasn’t played a Test yet.

 

Mayank Agarwal

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The right-handed opening batsman Mayank Agarwal was the most Test run-scorer for India in 2019. Though he has struggled in the early period of 2020, mostly in the ongoing New Zealand tour, his last innings (81 retired hurt) in the three-day tour game has given a big relief to the national side.

 

Cheteshwar Pujara

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The no.3-positioned batsman Cheteshwar Pujara’s form is going to be a key factor for the Indian team in this Test series. The right-handed top-order batsman was in the superior form in 2018/19 season, and the team is expecting the same form in this tour. In the tour match, Pujara scored 93 runs in the first innings when the other top-order batsmen failed.

 

Virat Kohli (C)

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Undoubtedly the captain Virat Kohli is another most important member in this side. The no.1-ranked Test batsman is in form for a long time. However, most recently, he has struggled to perform consistently, and it is one of the biggest concerns for the team.

 

Ajinkya Rahane

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The vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is another stand-out and dependable performers of this Test side. Rahane is using his experiences very well and properly handling the middle-order batting in the Test side. The right-handed batsman registered four successive 50+ scores in the last four Test innings, including one century.

 

Hanuma Vihari

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Though Hanuma Vihari has got very limited opportunities in the Test side, most of the times he has impressed with his performances. In recent times, he performed consistently as a solid middle-order batsman in the first-class cricket. In this New Zealand tour, he has batted in four innings, and his scores are 51, 100*, 59 and 101 runs. In fact, he registered 50+ scores in all the last six innings. Moreover, he can also be used as an off-spinner.

 

Rishabh Pant (wk)

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While the young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant struggled in recent times, the senior wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha easily replaced him in the Test playing XI, and soon he fixed his place with his brilliant wicketkeeping skills. However, team management still can go with Rishabh Pant in the forthcoming Test match, especially when Saha still has to prove himself in the batting. However, Pant must have to perform well in the next opportunities. In the three-day tour game, Pant scored 7 & 70 runs while Saha scored 0 & 30*.

 

Ravindra Jadeja

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The experienced all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja can be used in any place of the team as he always provides the deepness in every part of the team. In recent times, he is mostly playing effective roles for the team. Moreover, apart from Jadeja, India has no other experienced left-handed batting option.

 

Mohammed Shami

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At present, the right-arm fast bowler Mohammed Shami is the most consistent pacer for India in every format. In the last year, Shami was the joint second most wicket-taker in international cricket, and most Test wicket-taker for India. Though he is generally effective with every ball, he is more deadly with the old red-ball.

 

Ishant Sharma

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With the growing up his experiences, the tall right-arm pacer Ishant Sharma has become the more mature and effective bowler for the team. Now, he is a very consistent performer with the ball, and his experience can play a crucial role in this Test series.

 

Jasprit Bumrah

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It will be the first Test for the right-arm fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah since the Kingston Test against West Indies in last August-September, where he claimed a hat-trick. Though he is in a good rhythm with the ball after recently returning from the injury, Bumrah needs to take some regular wickets to get back his old confidence.

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New Zealand vs India 2020: 3rd ODI, Bay Oval – India’s Predicted XI

After the ICC World Cup 2019, India has first time lost the bilateral series. The Kiwis beat Team India with 2-0 in the first two games of the three-match ODI series. Although India has lost the series, the Men in Blue will head to play the last ODI at Bay Oval on Tuesday (12 February).

Meanwhile, the Black Caps will be delighted with their win in the ODI series after facing a humiliating defeat in the five-match T20I series. They will surely head to clean sweep India in the three-match ODI series.

Well, post-game, Virat Kohli mentioned that there might be changes in the third ODI game. So, in the last game, the Indian captain will surely experiment and provide chances to the players who’re warming the benches.

1.Prithvi Shaw:

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Like the first ODI, the aggressive player Prithvi Shaw could not extend his innings. He scored 24 runs off 19 that included six boundaries. The youngster needs to score big runs in the third ODI as it might be the last opportunity for him. Because Rohit Sharma might return in the 50-over format for the next series.

2. Mayank Agarwal:

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Like Shaw, he has also failed to perform the best in the game as he lost the wicket after scoring just three runs.

The third game will be crucial for him to perform. Because after playing the ODI series, he will head to play the Test series. Thus, low performance in ODI might discourage him in the longest format.

3. Virat Kohli:

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This series has been not so good for the captain. In both ODIs, he has lost his wicket at the crucial stages when the team needed him the most. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan being absent in the series mean Kohli needs to perform better. However, he will surely try to score big in the last game.

4. Shreyas Iyer:

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There is no doubt to say that Shreyas Iyer is an apt choice for the fourth spot in the team. In the second game, the youngster scored a seventh half-century in the 50-over format. Although he could not stand long for the team.

5. KL Rahul:

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KL Rahul failed to deliver in the second game following top-order’s failure. The in-form batsman, who has shown he can score while batting at different positions, failed miserably to take charge of the game as the middle-order batsman. However, he is a reliable batsman and can stage a comeback in the final ODI.

6. Manish Pandey:

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Manish Pandey was benched for the last two games. So, he is likely to get the place in the playing XI in the place of Kedar Jadhav.

Pandey last played the ODI against Australia where he could not get many balls to play.

7. Shardul Thakur:

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Shardul Thakur was an economical bowler for India in the second ODI. The pacer picked two wickets at the economy rate of 6. He also contributed with the bat, scoring 18 runs off 15 balls.

8. Navdeep Saini:

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Although Saini went wicketless, he amazed by his performance with the bat. When India was losing the game, he set up a crucial partnership with Ravindra Jadeja of 76 runs to bring India close to the target. He went to score 45 runs that included five fours and two maximums.

9.Mohammed Shami:

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Team management’s decision to give rest to pacer Mohammed Shami, in the second game, had surely costed India.

However, he will get the chance in the third game as Jasprit Bumrah might be rested.

10.Yuzvendra Chahal:

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In Auckland, Yuzvendra Chahal played the first ODI after six months. Well, he was also successful in giving breakthroughs to the team, picking the wicket of Henry Nicholls.

He got the chance in the second game as Kuldeep was rested.

11.Kuldeep Yadav:

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After seeing him in the first ODI, it looked Kuldeep Yadav is struggling to perform his best. He proved to be the most expensive spinner in the first game. In 10 overs bowled, he picked two wickets giving 84 runs.

Also, he failed to complete the catch of Ross Taylor which brought down his confidence in the first game.

However, he will get the chance in the last game while going by his numbers.

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New Zealand vs India 2020: 2nd ODI, Auckland – India’s Predicted XI

Despite setting a huge target, Virat Kohli’s men could not defend the total against New Zealand in the first Hamilton ODI. Indian bowlers were unable to provide breakthroughs to the team though batters displayed prolific performance after losing the toss.

Asked to bat first, the Men in Blue set 348-run target for the Black Caps. But this total looked small in front of Kiwi batters. The stand-in captain Tom Latham’s knock of 69 runs off 48 delivers changed the scenario of the ODI series opener. The veteran Ross Taylor scored unbeaten 109 off 84 balls and took Black Caps home in style.

Although India lost the first ODI match, the team is confident to bounce back in the second ODI which will be played on 8th February at Eden Park, Auckland.

Here we will discuss India’s Predictable XI for the penultimate ODI.

New Zealand vs India 2020 – India’s Predicted XI for Auckland ODI:

1.Prithvi Shaw:

Prithvi Shaw, ODI, Auckland
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Prithvi Shaw, who got the place after Shikhar Dhawan got injured, played the maiden ODI in Hamilton. The hard-hitting batsman scored 20 runs off 21 deliveries. Although he would like to deliver in the second fixture.

2.Mayank Agarwal:

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The Karnataka player was another debutant for India. He was called in the ODI squad after Rohit Sharma got injured in the last T20I match. In the first game, Mayank set up a 50-run partnership with Shaw.

Agarwal will be eyeing to set a big score for Team India.

3.Virat Kohli:

Virat Kohli, Hamilton, ODI, New Zealand vs India 2020
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After scoring a fine fifty, Indian skipper Kohli lost his wicket to the spinner, Ish Sodhi. Leg-spinners have become a weakness of Kohli in the recent past. In the ODI series against Australia, he lost his wicket to spinner Adam Zampa. For the upcoming ODI, he might work on his tactics to face spinner.

4. Shreyas Iyer:

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Coming to bat at No. 4, Shreyas Iyer played an incredible knock. He went on to score maiden ODI century in Hamilton. His performance has more or less solved the long-standing debate of who would seal the number four spot.

5. KL Rahul:

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After playing as an opener in the T20I series, Indian skipper handed him the role of a finisher in the first ODI. Well, Rahul didn’t disappoint his captain’s wish. He scored unbeaten 88 runs off 64 balls, striking three fours and six maximums.

6. Kedar Jadhav:

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Kedar Jadhav was benched in the ODI series against Australia as Manish Pandey was given the opportunity. While in the first ODI match against Kiwis, Jadhav had made it to the Playing XI.  Jadhav scored 26* off 15 balls at the strike rate of 173.33.

7. Ravindra Jadeja:

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The all-rounder Jadeja didn’t get the opportunity to bat but he was also not effective with the ball. In 10 overs that he bowled, he went wicketless, giving almost seven runs in every over.

8. Navdeep Saini:

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Shardul Thakur was the most expensive pacer for India. He picked a wicket in nine overs, however, he conceded 80 runs. Thus, he might lose his place to Navdeep Saini in the 50-over format.

9. Mohammed Shami:

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The pacer Shami has become a premier bowler in the shorter formats. He was the fruitful bowler in the T20I series as well as in the first ODI match.

10.Kuldeep Yadav:

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After the first ODI match, he has become the third most expensive bowler in ODIs. Though he is only Indian bowler to have two hat-tricks in the ODI format. His bowling figures in the first game were two for 84. However, he could not create pressure on Kiwis in the first ODI match. But he will surely make a strong comeback in the second match in Auckland.

11. Jasprit Bumrah:

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Jasprit Bumrah conceded 13 wides in the first match and also went wicketless. Though he maintained the balance in the game.

Bumrah will be a key figure for India in the second ODI at Eden Park in Auckland.

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