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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.

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