Indian fans want these two players to see in action in the New Zealand ODI series

Team India is ready to take on New Zealand in the first match of the ODI series, which will kick off today at 7 am at Eden Park. Men in blue will begin their preparations for the ODI World Cup next year with the three-match series. India will look to end its four-match losing streak against the hosts in the purest form of cricket. The last time India toured New Zealand in 2020, they lost the ODI series 0-3. So, this series presents stand-in skipper Shikhar Dhawan-led side an excellent opportunity to exact revenge for those losses.

Indian fans expect the team management to give Sanju Samson and Umran Malik a chance to prove themselves. If they get their spots in the playing XI, it would be a good opportunity to showcase their prowess in the ODIs. The team management can try out new faces in the absence of some senior players.

Samson’s recent form makes him a deserved player to have a long run in the team. The right-handed batter can hit the opposition out of the match with his attacking instincts and shot-making skills. Speedster Malik is an express pace that India lacks in Jasprit Bumrah’s absence.

The 23-year-old pacer should be given chances to develop as a great asset for team India. Dhawan and Shubman Gill will be opening the innings for India. Suryakumar Yadav is expected to bat at No.3. The in-form batter has to show that he can also construct his innings and play big knocks in the ODI format.