Nov 29, 2022, 21:08 IST

Indian Cricket! Preview for the final ODI between India and New Zealand


India’s short white ball tour of New Zealand has turned out to be a damp squib with only 2 completed games. The Indian team won the T20 series 1-0 thanks to two games getting rained off.

New Zealand chased down the 300 run target to win the first ODI by 7 wickets to register their 50th win against India in ODI cricket. The kiwis will hope to continue in the same vein against India and achieve a series win before moving on to the next series.

Venue – Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Time of the game – 7 AM IST

Likely weather and pitch conditions –

After the washout at Hamilton, the Indian and Kiwi fans will pray for a full game of cricket. The weather gods though, do not seem in a mood to relent as there is rains predicted for the game on Wednesday. The pitch at the Hagley Oval is expected to be another belted with more runs on offer. The dimension of the ground will play to the strengths of the batters. The boundaries straight down the ground are longer compared to point and leg side boundaries.

Likely India XI –

S. Dhawan, S. Gill, S. Iyer, R. Pant, S. Yadav, S. Samson, W. Sundar, D. Chahar, U. Malik, A. Singh and Y. Chahal

Likely NZ XI –

F. Allen, D. Conway, K. Williamson, D. Mitchell, T. Latham, G. Phillips, M. Santner, A. Milne, T. Southee, L. Ferguson and Matt Henry

Head to Head record

Matches played – 112

Wins for India – 55

Wins for NZ – 50

Tied games – 1

No result – 6

Hagley Oval ODI record

Matches played – 15

Matches won by home team – 10

Matches won by touring/neutral sides – 5

Matches won after batting 1st – 8

Matches won after batting 2nd – 7

Matches won after winning the toss – 5

Matches won after losing the toss – 10

Highest score at Hagley oval by a batter – 175 by Callum Macleod for Scotland vs Canada

Best bowling at Hagley Oval – 7/34 by Trent Boult vs West Indies

Highest team score – 341 by NZ vs Bangladesh

Lowest team score – 117 by SL vs New Zealand

Average score at Hagley Oval – 258

Average Run Rate at Hagley oval – 5.5 runs per over

Approaching milestones –

·Shubman Gill needs 62 runs to reach 3000 runs in List A cricket

·Tom Latham needs 4 catches to reach 100 catches in ODI Cricket

·Daryll Mitchell needs 90 runs to reach 3000 runs in List A cricket