After white-washing Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series, another major series awaits India. New Zealand is touring India for a three-match ODI series and three-match T20I series. The first ODI will be played in Hyderabad. India will miss the services of Shreyas Iyer who is suffering a back injury. KL Rahul and Axar Patel will miss this series for personal reasons.
Thus, this will be a testing time for the likes of Ishan Kishan and Washington Sundar. Rohit Sharma has already hinted that Ishan Kishan, the recent double centurion will be playing in the middle order while Shubhman Gill who is consistent will continue at the top.
Shardul Thakur who was picked for this series might get picked ahead of Umran Malik for his all-around abilities. We have to see who will be picked among Chahal and Kuldeep.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur/Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami.