NZ vs IND 2022 1st ODI
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NZ vs IND Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Eden Park, Auckland – India Tour Of New Zealand 2022, 1st ODI. The NZ vs IND ODI series continues with the three-match ODI series after the T20I series which was won by India 1-0.

The three ODI games are scheduled to take place on November 25 (Friday), November 27 (Sunday), and November 30 (Wednesday). Shikhar Dhawan leads India while Kane Williamson leads New Zealand in the ODI series. All three games start at 7 AM in India, 2:30 PM local time.

India defeated the home team New Zealand in the three-match T20I series 1-0. The opening T20I game was washed out due to rain. In the 2nd T20I, the men-in-blue won by 65 runs after defending a mammoth 191-run target. The IND vs NZ 3rd T20I was tied through the DLS method.

Hardik Pandya and Tim Southee
Hardik Pandya and Tim Southee (PC-Getty Images)

As per the ODI head-to-head is concerned both teams have played 110 games against each other with India winning 55 and the Kiwis 49. A win in the first ODI will be their 50th against the Men In Blue.

T20 WorldCup 2022
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Both boards have announced the ODI squads. India are missing the likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Japsrit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, and Hardik Pandya. While the others have been rested, Jadeja jas not yet recovered from the knee surgery that he did during the Asia Cup. He missed the T20 World Cup as well due to the same.

Trent Boult and Martin Guptill.
Trent Boult and Martin Guptill. Credits: ICC

For the Kiwis, Trent Boult and Martin Guptill are not a part of the squad after their central contracts ended with the board. The rest of the squad is pretty ready to face their Indian counterparts. India last played in New Zealand in 2020. The Men in Blue won the T20I series 5-0. However, the Kiwis came back to win the ODI (3-0) and Test (2-0) series.

NZ vs IND Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Eden Park, Auckland – India Tour Of New Zealand 2022, 1st ODI

India vs New Zealand 2022 1st ODI
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The NZ vs IND first ODI starts at 2.30 pm local time which is 7 am IST. There has been a fair bit of rain in New Zealand. The first T20I in Wellington was washed out due to rain. There is a cloudy forecast on the morning of the match day. By the time the afternoon approaches the temperature is expected to be around 19 degrees with the weather turning breezy and more cloudy. There is a 25 percent chance of rain.

So far 79 ODIs have been played in Auckland. Chasing has been the way to go at this venue with the chasing team winning 44 games. This also suggests that the pitch is good for batting and the ball comes quicker onto the bat in the second half. Auckland is using drop-in pitches for all white-ball formats for the last few years.

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