Following their historic sequence sweep within the T20I sequence, India will search for related stage of performances within the forthcoming ODI sequence in opposition to New Zealand beginning Wednesday. Virat Kohli and Co gained the T20I sequence 5-0 and momentum will likely be on their facet after they tackle the Kiwis within the first ODI of three-match sequence at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Form is clearly on India’s nook and in accordance to stats, so is historical past. Since 2015 World Cup, India have most variety of wins in opposition to New Zealand within the 50-over format. Not solely that however India additionally get pleasure from the very best win-fee in opposition to the Kiwis throughout this era.
Since the beginning of 2015, India have probably the most variety of ODI wins in New Zealand amongst visiting nations. Also, they’ve the very best win-fee with a whopping 85.71% throughout this era.
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The Black Caps can, nevertheless, take coronary heart from the truth that India don’t get pleasure from a great file at Seddon Park, the venue for the primary ODI. The guests have a win fee of 30% in Hamilton, which is the second lowest for India amongst New Zealand venues (min. three matches performed).
The win fee of 30% is joint-third lowest for India outdoors dwelling the place they’ve performed a minimal of 10 matches.
Ahead of the primary ODI, skipper Virat Kohli acknowledged they have to respect the format and he doesn’t need the gamers to suppose an excessive amount of about T20s when they’re taking part in 50-overs cricket as the tempo and tempo of every format are extraordinarily totally different.
“You have to respect the format, you have to play according to the pace of the 50-over game and as I spoke of the combination as well. It’s about guys getting settled in their roles and repeating that game after game so that they know I played this in this format, I have to play this in T20s or similarly in Test cricket,” Kohli informed reporters on the eve of the conflict.
“These things are all about creating good habits for different formats and then being able to switch between them. So no, we are not looking at this series as preparation for T20 World Cup. IPL is going to be the right platform for that.”