New Zealand vs India ODI series: Preview and how to watch on BT Sport

Focus shifts to ODIs with the World Cup less than 12 months away. Watch all the action from the three-match series exclusively live on BT Sport.

By Tim Williams Published: 25 November 2022 - 10.26am
Suryakumar Yadav

India continue their white-ball tour of New Zealand with three one-day internationals – and all the action will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport.

The tourists won the rain-affected T20 series 1-0, but the Black Caps are the top-ranked side in ODIs with the next World Cup less than 12 months away.

The series, which began in Auckland on Friday, is important early preparation for both sides ahead of the ICC tournament.

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New Zealand vs India schedule

First ODI: New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

Second ODI: Sunday 27 November, 1am - BT Sport 1

Third ODI: Wednesday 30 November, 1am - BT Sport 3

New Zealand vs India preview

India had little time for rumination after a T20 World Cup campaign that started promisingly ended in farce, but they got back to winning ways with a narrow series win over New Zealand.

The first match, set to take place in Wellington a week after their humiliating semi-final loss to England, was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Suryakumar Yadav blasted a sensational century in the second to steer them to a convincing victory before they clinched the series after another rain-hit match in Napier ended in a tie.

Focus now turns to ODIs and a home World Cup next October, with six consecutive 50-over games to come against New Zealand and Bangladesh.

They are without several of their star names including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah and will be led by stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan.

Yadav, fast becoming one of the pre-eminent white-ball batters in the world should feature in the middle order alongside Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. All-rounder Deepak Hooda is also in contention.

Kane Williamson has been used sparingly in ODIs

Bowlers Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Arshdeep Singh are expected to line up at Eden Park, with Yuzvendra Chahal, India’s leading wicket-taker in ODIs this year, staking a claim.

New Zealand are the highest-ranked side in the ODI rankings after England’s resounding series defeat in Australia and are well-placed to automatically qualify for the World Cup.

They have won 11 of their 15 Super League games and are sixth in the rankings, with the top eight earning direct entry to the tournament.

Captain Kane Williamson, who has played only six ODIs since the 2019 final, returns at number three after missing the third T20 due to a pre-arranged medical appointment.

Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips and Jimmy Neesham will add considerable firepower in the middle-order and Matt Henry could join Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson in the bowling department after Trent Boult was released from his contract at his own request.

Martin Guptill is not involved after becoming the latest New Zealand player to be released from his contract after losing his place in both white-ball teams.

New Zealand vs India squads

India: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee

Shikhar Dhawan captains a much-changed India side for the series

New Zealand vs India quotes

Williamson on Martin Guptill not making the squad after the opener was released from his central contract:

“As a player and as an experienced member of the group, he has added so much value over the years and been one of our best white-ball players ever.

“Absolutely, he will be missed, but like I say he’s not retired. So there’s a lot to keep working through over the next period to get a real feel for how the picture looks.”

Dhawan on his hopes for the series:

“To play good cricket and win the series, that’s what we are looking for.

“Of course, it’s good exposure for the young boys, to do well in New Zealand, test their skills. It’s been raining as well, and the ball has been moving so it’s a good opportunity for us to show our skills. This preparation is all about the World Cup.”

What channel is New Zealand vs India on?

BT Sport will show every ball from the series, with the first two games on BT Sport 1 and the third on BT Sport 3.

Subscribers will be able to follow all the action on TV, the BT Sport app and btsport.com.

Where can I watch New Zealand vs India highlights?

Extended highlights of each game will be made available for BT Sport customers after each game.