New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and was appointed to play first against India . Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik make their ODI debuts .
Auckland, New Zealand, November 25: On Friday, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and was appointed to play first against India in the first of three-match ODI series at Eden Park.In the absence of other seniors like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul, Opener Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team.Men in Blue won the rain-affected three-match T20I series by 1-0.On the other hand, the Kiwis have left out Trent Boult and Martin Guptill, two veteran campaigners.The Indian team has a good opportunity to test their skills in the T20I series due to the seaming and swinging conditions in New Zealand.In the first ODI against New Zealand at Auckland, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik make their ODI debuts.At the time of the game, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said, We want a bowl first.A new surface and a few unknowns await. Each game is a chance to build as a team.It's been a unique experience, as have a slew of original games.The guys are looking forward to this series.We'll be using four seamers, Lockie, Milne, Southee, and Matt Henry, as well as Santner, who are also in the toss. I would have bowled first if I had batted first.The wicket is a bit hazy, but the sun has set and it should be shining soon.We've also had a few series with this squad before.It's a fun way for kids to express themselves and showcase their talents. We have two debutants, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik.(Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, and Lockie Ferguson.c) Shikhar Dhawan(c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Umran Malik,