India will play New Zealand in the first ODI of the series against New Zealand on Friday . The Men in Bluewon won the three-match T20I series 1-0 due to rain .
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said on Thursday that veteran opener Martin Guptill has been a great player for his team and that he is also striving to continue playing and improving ahead of his teams first ODI match against India.On Friday, India will kick off the ODI series against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland.The Men in Bluewon won the three-match T20I series 1-0 due to rain.I had a few chats with him.He left the sport to play in other leagues, but is now available for New Zealand.He is certainly one of our best white ball players.It is just trying to find that balance.We've seen it with other players who have been looking at other opportunities. He hasn't declared his retirement.He's also learning to be better.As a player, you go through various phases, go through different stages.In a pre-match press conference, Williamson said it is about taking care of it.Martin Guptill, a 36-year-old opening batsman, has been a part of NZ white ball squads for the better part of 14 years but was not included in the recently finished T20 World Cup and ODI series against India. Vuukle has endorsed Guptill in 198 ODIs, totaling 7,346 runs in 195 innings.He has 18 ODI tons and 39 half-centuries to his name, with the highest score being 237.Williamson said that after such a high number of T20Is, the team must refocus a bit.He said he has also scored 3,531 runs in 122 T20IS, with an average of 31.81, two tons and 20 fifties, and the best score of 105.It's about settling down and getting a positive response. These are just a few of the topics that concern me today.It's about keeping it simple, going out and being yourself, to say something about it.He said that a lot of ODI cricket will come in the next year.The ODI leg of the NZ tour will take place on November 25-30.