India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Preview, Team Update, Probable XIs

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After registering a 3-0 clean sweep over Sri Lanka, India will now take on New Zealand in the first of the three ODIs, on Wednesday. New Zealand too will be high on confidence after beating Pakistan 2-1 earlier this month.

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Head To Head RecordIndia and New Zealand have been against each other on 113 occasions in the ODI, out of which the former won 55 matches and lost 50. However, the recent records are in favour of the Indian team.

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Team News  - IndiaKL Rahul and Axar Patel have withdrawn their names due to family commitments. Ishan Kishan is a direct replacement for Rahul, while either Washinton Sundar or Shardul Thakur will take Axar's spot. The rest of the team is likely to remain same.

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Team News - New ZealandMatt Henry will continue to remain on the sideline due to an abdominal injury, while Trent Boult is engaged in the ongoing UAE T20 League. Kyle Jamieson is also injured. Lockie Ferguson and Doug Bracewell will lead the pace attack.

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Playing XI - IndiaBatters: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill , Shreyas IyerAll-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul ThakurBowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

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Playing XI - New ZealandBatters: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Glenn PhillipsAll-Rounders: Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish SodhiBowlers: Blair Tickner, Lockie Ferguson, Doug Bracewell

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