3 ODI series will be played between India and New Zealand
Under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan, India’s eyes on becoming number-1
The eyes of the youth will be on the ODI World Cup to be held next year.
New Delhi. After defeating New Zealand 1-0 in the 3 T20 series, now Team India will be eyeing to win the three ODI series. Even though the captain changed for the ODI series. But, the intention of the Indian team will be the same. By winning this series, India will have a chance to become number-1 in ODIs. In the absence of senior players, the eyes of the youth will also be on making a place in the team. Shikhar Dhawan himself has also pointed towards this. According to Dhawan, on the basis of good performance in this series, young players can claim a place in the ODI World Cup squad to be held in India next year. That is, the ODI series against New Zealand is just an excuse, the real target is the ODI World Cup to be held in 2023. Dhawan himself would also like to impress the selectors by performing better in both captaincy and batting in this series. Because apart from KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill can also present a challenge in the top order.
Dhawan said after unveiling the trophy of the ODI series with New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, this preparation is only for the ODI World Cup. The players are also keeping an eye on this. They want to capitalize on the opportunity they got. Looking at the performance of the players, a broad idea is formed that who can get a place in the World Cup squad.
ODI series important for Pant
Senior players like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli are also not playing in the ODI series against New Zealand. In his absence, many young players have been given a chance in this series. In such a situation, the youth will have a chance to prove themselves in this series. This series will be especially important for Rishabh Pant. Pant’s bat did not speak in the T20 series against New Zealand. Pant will play as the vice-captain in the ODI series. In such a situation, he will have to perform better in this series. At the same time, Deepak Chahar will also have to prove his fitness. He could not play T20 World Cup due to back injury.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 24, 2022, 13:03 IST