Team India have been head and shoulders above New Zealand in the ongoing tour. The Men in Blue were always going to pose a series threat to the Black Caps in their own den. Rightly so, the visitors channelised the aggression in all aspects of the game and completed a 5-0 whitewash against the hosts.
While Kohli and Co. played a fearless brand of cricket to unlock their first-ever milestone in whitewashing New Zealand in the shortest format. The Kiwis failed to seal the deal in the two super over games. They’re themselves to blame for the ignominy they suffered at the hands of India on their home backyard.
Kane Williamson ruled out of the first two ODIs:
The Black Caps have been dealt a massive blow ahead of the ODI series against India as their captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the first two games.
New Zealand are currently down on confidence and taking on the highly-rated Indian side would be an uphill task.
The visitors would want to continue their domination in the ODI series whereas, New Zealand would be keen to get off the mark with a win at home.
The riveting action shifts to the three-match ODI series, with the first ODI scheduled to be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton on February 5 (Wednesday).
According to the meteorological department, the weather in Hamilton will be partly cloudy on the match day.
The humidity won’t be that high, meaning that the match is not likely to be interrupted by rain gods. There will also be a strong breeze across the Seddon Park.
Needless to say, the weather might be chilly in the evening as the minimum temperature during the day can go down to 10 degree Celsius.