India might hand Prithvi Shaw an ODI debut in Shikhar Dhawan’s absence.
Colin Munro is not there in the ODI squad which means Tom Blundell will open the batting with Martin Guptil.
India won the ODI series against Australia 2-1 at home recently.
ICC CWC Semi-final loss to New Zealand was the last ODI meeting between the two teams.
Last 5 Head To Head
Venue Details and Pitch Report
05 Feb, 07:30 AM IST
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Langton Rusere, Shaun Haig
Given the fact that there isn’t going to be too much of dew, batting first might be a good idea.
Hamilton will be partly cloudy on Wednesday, but the humidity won’t be too high which means the match isn’t likely to be hindered by rain.
With a convincing 5-0 whitewash in the T20 series, India will be looking to carry their winning-form in the ODI series as well. Inclusion of Prithvi Shaw will boost the batting department while the bowling will rest safe in the hands of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami. As stated before, Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli will treat the ODIs as an extension of the T20I series and will scan the players for a plan in the ICCWT20 probables list. For starters, New Zealand under Kane WIlliamson will be looking to get a win under their belt against India to bolster their confidence after the morale-denting T20I series loss.