New Zealand vs India 2019, 1st ODI - Rotobash Fantasy Cricket Tips

New Zealand vs India 2019, 1st ODI – Rotobash Fantasy Cricket Tips

The pitch at McLean Park, Napier, the venue for the 1st ODI is known as batsman's paradise.

Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After creating history Down Under, the caravan of Indian cricket will move to New Zealand the land of Blackcaps for an exciting tour which includes 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is. The Kiwis, are in marching form having won the last 5 ODIs at home. They are a brutal force at home and their latest victim was the Sri Lankan team that was taken down instantaneously 0-1 in Test, defeated in the ODIs by 3-0 and the lone T20I as well.

The last time India visited here, it was unforgettable as they couldn’t win a single ODI from 5 matches and lost the Test series as well. But this time around, with some confidence on their back, India would want to turn the tables around and put up a much better show. With both teams on the top of their game, this series will be the best treat for Cricket fans before the World Cup.

Match Details:

Stadium – McLean Park, Napier

Time – January 23, Wednesday at 07:30 AM IST

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Pitch Report:

The first ODI between New Zealand and India will be at McLean Park. The pitch is known as batsman’s paradise as seen in the Super Smash and for a good batting line-up scoring, 300+ will not prove to be a real challenge.

Team News:

  • Team India can pick either of Vijay Shankar/Ravindra Jadeja for this game
  • James Neesham misses the third ODI against Sri Lanka due to hamstring trouble.
  • New Zealand have recalled Tom Latham, Mitchell Santner and Colin de Grandhomme back to their ODI squad.



Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson (C), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

Probable Playing XI:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar/Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami

New Zealand: Martin GuptillColin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi

Recommended Safe Picks According to Rotobash Points:


  • MS Dhoni


  • Virat Kohli (C)
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Kane Williamson (vc)
  • Colin Munro


  • V Shankar
  • Colin de Grandhomme


  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Trent Boult
  • Lockie Ferguson

Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

  • Kane Williamson
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Virat Kohli
  • Colin Munro
  • Martin Guptill
  • Tim Southee

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