India's fielding coach R Sridhar revealed Hardik Pandya was desperate to perform after returning from suspension owing to his participation in Koffee With Karan.
Virat Kohli rested from the last two ODI games against the Black Caps.
Following the comprehensive win in the third ODI at Bay Oval, Virat Kohli achieved the rare distinction of becoming the first Indian captain to win back-to-back one-day series
India eased their way to a 3-0 series win over New Zealand by clinching the 3rd ODI with a clinical 7-wicket win. India were chasing 244 after a fantastic bowling effort
Rohit Sharma roared back to form with an impressive 87 off 96 balls in the second ODI against New Zealand on Saturday at the Bay Oval as India won the game by 90 runs to go 2-0
Following the lifting of the bans, Hardik Pandya has been asked to join the Indian team in New Zealand while KL Rahul has been included in the India A squad which is taking on England Lions in 5 one-day games at Thiruvananthapuram.
Many are considering India’s New Zealand tour as the perfect challenge to test India’s credence for lifting the World Cup trophy this year. And if the result of the first match is anything to go by India will certainly be the team to beat.
Mohammed Shami put up an impressive show in the first ODI at Napier to play a key role in India’s win over New Zealand in the first ODI. He claimed three wickets including the openers to give India the perfect start to the tour.
Since we first saw T20 cricket come to life back in 2003, the fast paced version of the game has gone from strength to strength.
India’s World Cup-winning all-rounder Madan Lal feels India have an advantage over New Zealand following their series win in Australia.