INDIA LOOKING TO CONTINUE DOMINANCE IN ODI SERIES
After completing a clean sweep of New Zealand in the Test series and going top of the rankings, India will want to carry the momentum into the five-match ODI series. With man of the Test series R Ashwin and leftarm spinner Ravindra Jadeja rested, the Kiwis will be up against Amit Mishra and Axar Patel in India’s spin department. India have a largely different squad for the ODIs, with nine changes to the one that featured in the Tests. Only Virat
2003 New Zealand’s last ODI win against India in India
Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra and Umesh Yadav are retained. Captain MS Dhoni will look to try out rookie off spinner Jayant Yadav. New Zealand on the other hand have brought in Anton Devcich, Corey Anderson and Tim Southee in place of Neil Wagner, Jeetan Patel and Henry Nicholls. The fresh pitch and the high altitude of the ground in Dharamsala should make today’s first ODI (midday start) an interesting match up.