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Editor's Pick (ODI): India - New Zealand

With Arjun Tendulkar breaking the internet with his bowling at the nets during the practice session, the series between India and New Zealand is gaining more popularity. Arjun, son of legendary batsmen Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, is here to make his mark in the world of Cricket. Now, we hope we are fair to him and judge him for his cricketing skills and not because he is the son of the Little Master. That is hard, yes. But we really must not see him for anything else except what he does on the grounds. When he does wear the Indian Cap, we hope to be adult enough to treat him right.


Moving on to the other men in blue. Led by Virat Kohli, the Indian Team welcomes the visiting NZ team and take them on in three ODI matches and 3 T20s. India is in good form and good spirits after defeating the Australians in a very convincing manner. The Kiwis will want to defeat India in India. Haha. Let’s see what they got. And take them on.


India (ODI squad): Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur
New Zealand (ODI squad): Kane Williamson (Captain), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker.
Venue is Mumbai. Quite a popular stadium. Has its share of drama and history. Low chance of rain. Swing Bowlers have a good chance
My lineup
Batsmen
Kane Williamson
Martin Guptill
Henry Nicholls
Shikhar Dhawan
Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli
Bowlers
Kuldeep Yadav
B Kumar
Jasprit Bumrah
All-Rounder
Colin De Grandhomme
Wicket-Keeper
Dhoni
What do you think?
Indu
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!



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