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Ind vs NZ 1st ODI: The Indian team’s record will not be easy for Captain Virat: India vs New Zealand, Ind vs NZ 2019 Schedule, Time Table, Squad: India had gone on tour to New Zealand under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly before the 2003 World Cup. The performance of the Indian team during the seven-match ODI series was extremely disappointing
The Indian team will play their first match against New Zealand in Napier on Wednesday. For the last few years, the performance of the Indian team on New Zealand’s land has not been special. India had to wait 14 years to win its first victory in New Zealand. Under the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin, the team managed to win the first ODI in 1990 in New Zealand. In the seven ODIs played in New Zealand, the Indian team has won only one. New Zealand has captured four series, while the two series ended on the draw. The Indian team’s last tour of New Zealand was not less than a nightmare. India had visited New Zealand in the year 2014 under captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. India had lost the first four matches of the five-match series, while the last match ended on the draw. In such a scenario, winning the series for captain Virat Kohli will not be easy.
Before the 2003 World Cup, under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, India went on a tour of New Zealand. The performance of the Indian team during the seven-match ODI series was extremely disappointing. In this seven-match series, India got only two wins. During this series, none of the batsmen, except former Indian explosive opener Virender Sehwag, could not make a big score during the series. Sehwag had done two centuries in this series.
In New Zealand, Indian captain Virat Kohli will have another chance to make another record. If Kohli fails to score a century in this series, he will be the first Indian captain to score hundreds in ODIs on New Zealand soil. With the addition of two centuries and Kohli, Kohli can make the most hundreds of players against New Zealand.