India’s 900th ODI’s preview
Can hosts take their winning momentum of the longest format to the shorter one or will visitors fight back in ODIs, forgetting what happened in Tests. New Zealand is at No.3 and India is at No. 4 in ICC ODI rankings and both teams have chance to top the table. It will be India’s 900th ODI, which is going to take place in Dharamsala on 16th October. There is few very important news of both teams’ ODI squad which can help fantasy cricket users to construct their winning combination.
India have given a break to few senior players like R Ashwin, R Jadeja and M Shami for first 3 ODIs. These 3 players did remarkably well in Test series and would be interesting to see how Indian team perform in their absence. Jayant Yadav (Haryana’s off-spinner) is the only new face in 15 members’ squad and Suresh Raina is also back in the squad after a long break (but he won’t be available for 1st ODI).
This is completely a new series and format and Black Caps have been pretty successful one-day side in the last couple of years. Corey Anderson is back in the team after so long and it will surely give Kiwis some more energy. Tom Latham was the highest scorer for New Zealand in previous Test series which is a big boost for him.
Some important statistics of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala from the fantasy cricket website “myteam11”, which can help you to create your fantasy cricket team:-
Average 1st Innings score:- 278
Average 2nd Innings score:- 249
Highest Total:- 330/6 by Ind Vs WI
Lowest Total:- 226/10 by Ind Vs Eng
Highest Individual Score:- 127 by Virat Kohli of Ind Vs WI on Oct 17, 2014
Best Bowling Figure in an innings:- 45/4 by Tim Bresnan of Eng Vs Ind on Jan 27, 2013
Last ODI Match:- Oct 17, 2014 between Ind and WI, Ind won by 59 runs.
Total ODIs Played:- 2
Home team won:- 1
Away team won:- 1
India and New Zealand have never played any ODI against each other on this ground
Performance of the players who are in current India and New Zealand team (on this ground):-
Virat Kohli (127 in 2 innings with 1 hundred at an average of 63 and best score of 127)
Ajinkya Rahane (68 in 1 innings with 1 fifty at an average of 68 with best score of 68 itself)
MS Dhoni (21 in 2 innings at an average of 10 and best score of 15)
Axar Patel (2 wickets at an average of 13 with best figure of 26/2 with an economy of 2.60)
Umesh Yadav (2 wickets at an average of 22 with best figure of 44/2 with an economy of 4.88)
Possible XI of both teams:-
India:- Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (WK & Captain), Kedar Jadhav, Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni/Amit Mishra.
New Zealand:- Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (Captain), Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (WK), Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Southee.
Best Fantasy cricket team according to myteam11’s expert:-
Virat Kohli (bat), Kane Williamson (bat), Ajinkya Rahane (bat), Tom Latham (WK), Mitchell Santner/Hardik Pandya (bat and bowl), Jasprit Bumrah (bowl), Corey Anderson (bat and bowl), Manish Pandey (bat), Trent Boult (bowl), Umesh Yadav (bowl), Akshar Patel/James Neesham (bat and bowl)