The men in Blues is scheduled to fly to New Zealand to play the Kiwis 5 One-Day International’s and 3 T20 International matches just after completing the Gillette ODI series against Australia. The tour will begin from 23rd January onwards the 1st ODI to be played at McLean Park, Napier. The Match Predictions will depend on the performance of these 5 batsmen we have shortlisted so view each of them one after one.
1) Virat Kohli
The Indian Captain is just unstoppable with his spectacular batting as he is well known as the run-machine for India. Kohli’s figures keep improving every year, and he is expected to break most records set by the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli was the highest run-scorer in both Tests and ODI’s in 2018. He scored 1202 runs in just 14 innings with the strike rate of 102.55.
The Delhi boy already has 38 ODI centuries in his account and is expected to add more to come closer to Tendulkar’s 49. Kohli’s last outing in New Zealand in 2014 was his first experience as he was the top scorer for India with 291 runs. He will be the key for India to face the strong bowling attack of the Black Caps comprised of Trent Boult and Tim Southee.
As per our cricket match prediction Virat Kohli can take lead as best batsmen in this series.
2) Ross Taylor
The New Zealander middle-order batsman has the most experience regarding the games he has played and is the highest run scorer for them in their current squad. In the ongoing ODI series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, Taylor has scored a couple of half-centuries continuously with scores of 54 and 90 coming back to his form which he had lost a few years ago.
The Kiwi batsman said that “as we’ve seen even in the last two games, we know our home conditions well and play very well at home” he looks very confident by his knocks and is completely focused on playing for the World Cup in June this year.
The Kiwi batsman has made significant partnerships whenever he bats alongside Tom Latham, even they both were a threat to India to lose the series last year as their 200 run-stand for the 4th wicket got New Zealand a 1-0 lead to series. This partnership will be a challenge for Indian bowlers.
3) Kane Williamson
The New Zealand skipper is widely recognized as a top-class batsman and is always considered a fierce competitor in the race of “Fab Four” alongside Virat Kohli, Joe Root, and Steven Smith. Although last year Williamson did not have many runs, in the 11 matches he made only 468 runs at a strike rate of 75.97! He will be responsible for leading his team and also making crucial runs against India.
4) Rohit Sharma
The three-times double-century holder was the second highest run-holder after Virat Kohli in 2018 with 1030 runs at the strike rate of 100.09. Sharma is very well known to score big on big occasions like on his wedding anniversary he scored his 3rd double-century(208) as a gift to his wife following a T20 Century(118) on his wife’s birthday. The Mumbai Indians Skipper has recently become a father to a baby girl, and we can hope another milestone from the hitman to gift his daughter.
5) Martin Guptill
The Kiwi opener made a come back to the ODI squad and smashed an outstanding century scoring his careers 14th ODI hundred which gave New Zealand a 1-0 lead over Sri Lanka.
Guptil who currently has the highest runs in T20 Internationals was injured due to a calf strain which occurred to him while preparing for a local match for his home team Auckland. However, he has recovered, and we can see his form against the Lankans. He will be the key opener for Kiwis to attack Indian Pacers lead by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
These are the top 5 predicted pickups who are likely to shine in the tournament.
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