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New Zealand v India ODI series: TV channel, start time & schedule

The New Zealand v India ODI series will make for good TV viewing
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

New Zealand and India will lock horns in a three-match ODI series, starting on Wednesday. Find out where you can watch each New Zealand v India ODI on TV.

Having won the T20I series 5-0, India will look to extend their dominance to the fifty-over format as well. Historically, India and New Zeland have shared a closely contested ODI rivalry with India winning 55 out of the 102 completed encounters between them, New Zealand claiming 46 and there has been one tie.

More recently, however, India have dominated. In nine completed matches since 2017, the men in blue have won six. But it was New Zealand who won the most recent encounter between the sides, which was the 2019 World Cup semifinal in Manchester.

New Zealand v India ODIs TV channel

The ODI series can be watched on Sky Sport in New Zealand and Star Sports in India. In England, the matches can be watched on Sky Sports Cricket and it will be aired on Fox Sports in Australia. The matches will be streamed on Hotstar in India.

New Zealand v India ODIs fixtures & start times

5 February: 1st ODI, Hamilton, 3pm NZDT | 7:30am IST | 2am GMT
8 February: 2nd ODI, Auckland, 3pm NZDT | 7:30am IST | 2am GMT
11 February: 3rd ODI, Mount Maunganui, 3pm NZDT | 7:30am IST | 2am GMT

You can follow our coverage of the New Zealand v India ODI series here.

Star player

Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill is the most prolific ODI run-scorer on New Zealand soil

Martin Guptill, New Zealand: The opener is the most prolific run-scorer in ODIs on New Zealand soil, with 3,910 runs to his name from 90 innings at an average of 49.49 and strike rate of 91.48. He will look to add to his 10 centuries on home soil. Guptill, however, hasn’t had great success against India in the past.

In 31 games against them, he has just 748 runs at 25.79, with only one hundred. How he fares against India’s top-quality fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami will go a long way in determining New Zealand’s fortunes.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the greatest ODI batsmen

Virat Kohli, India: Having failed to make a strong impression in the T20Is – he scored 105 runs from four innings – the Indian captain will look to return to his high-scoring ways in the ODI series. Kohli averages a scarcely believable 59.85 in the ODI format with 11,792 runs against his name from 236 innings. He strikes at a fantastic 93.39. Among those with at least 10,000 runs to their name, no player has either a better average or a better strike-rate than his.

Kohli’s recent ODI form has been just as impressive. Since the start of 2019, he has scored 1,560 runs at 60, striking at 96.89. In 10 matches in New Zealand, he has scored 521 runs at 57.88. He has one hundred and three fifties in the country.

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