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Betting tips, predictions, outright winner odds and more on India tour of New Zealand 2019, starting January 23 till February 10.

IND vs NZ

New Zealand are set to host India for five one-day internationals and three T20 internationals. The ODI series gets underway from January 23 at Napier. The next two matches are both scheduled to be played at Mount Maunganui while the final ODI will be played on February 3 at Wellington which will also host the opening T20I on February 6. India will conclude their tour of New Zealand with the third T20I at Hamilton on February 10.

Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for India tour of New Zealand 2019.....

India tour of New Zealand 2019 Schedule

Date Stadium Time
Jan 23, Wed New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI
McLean Park, Napier
7:30 AM
02:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL
Jan 26, Sat New Zealand vs India, 2nd ODI
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
7:30 AM
02:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL
Jan 28, Mon New Zealand vs India, 3rd ODI
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
7:30 AM
02:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL
Jan 31, Thu New Zealand vs India, 4th ODI
Seddon Park, Hamilton
7:30 AM
02:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL
Feb 03, Sun New Zealand vs India, 5th ODI
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
7:30 AM
02:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL
Feb 06, Wed New Zealand vs India, 1st T20I
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
12:30 PM
07:00 AM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL
Feb 08, Fri New Zealand vs India, 2nd T20I
Eden Park, Auckland
11:30 AM
06:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Feb 10, Sun; New Zealand vs India, 3rd T20I
Seddon Park, Hamilton
12:30 PM
07:00 AM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL

New Zealand Team Preview

In terms of batting, the hosts will have high expectations from veteran Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Martin Guptill and skipper Kane Williamson. Guptill is New Zealand's leading run-getter in the fifty-over format and is also amongst the top ten T20I batsmen in the ICC rankings. Taylor is the world's third-best ODI batsman while Munro is ranked second in the list of best T20I batsmen. Williamson is arguably the best of the lot when it comes to playing spinners and he will be the key man for the Kiwis in both the formats. Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee will be the ones to watch out for in the bowling department. Southee is the most experienced bowler in the side and he has taken the most wickets for New Zealand in one-day cricket. Boult is featuring amongst the world's top ten ODI bowlers while Sodhi is coming off a fantastic ODI series against Sri Lanka where he finished with eight wickets in three matches.

India Team Preview

India have named a 16-man and a 15-man squad for the respective ODI and T20I series. Among the notable omissions is that of the premier pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah who has been rested for the entire tour. The team has picked Mohammed Siraj for both the series as Bumrah's replacement and have also added seamer Siddarth Kaul in the T20I squad. MS Dhoni, who was overlooked for the home T20I series against the West Indies and Australia, has been included for this limited-overs tour.

India will bank on their big guns Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma to contribute heavily with the bat in both the ODIs and the T20Is. Kohli is currently the best ODI batsman in the world and he is one of India's leading run-getters in the format. Dhawan topped the runs charts in the recent T20I series against Australia while Rohit Sharma can be dangerous in white-ball cricket once he gets going. With the ball, the visitors will rely mainly on the pace of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed in the powerplays and later on their spin-twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal to build pressure on the Kiwis in the middle overs. Yadav has jumped up to number three in the ICC ODI bowling rankings and the chinaman is expected to bamboozle the batsmen with his flighted deliveries.

India Tour of New Zealand 2019 Squads

New Zealand 1st, 2nd & 3rd ODI Squad

Kane Williamson(c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

New Zealand 4th & 5th ODI Squad:

Kane Williamson(c), Trent Boult, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

New Zealand T20 Squad:

Kane Williamson(c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner

India ODI Squad

Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill

India T20 Squad

Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar

New Zealand vs India ODI Series Prediction

India are ranked second in the ICC ODI rankings while New Zealand are third which means that this is going to be a cracker of a series. The Kiwis have been faring well in the fifty-over format and are coming on the back of a 3-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka in the recent home series. India too have been in phenomenal form in ODIs. However, they will be well aware of the fact that they had faced humiliation the last time they played a bilateral ODI series in New Zealand. It was a five-match series played back in 2014 which the hosts ended up winning 4-0. But the current Indian team is much superior to the one that toured in 2014 and we expect them to win their second bilateral ODI series in New Zealand.

Final Verdict: Back India to win the ODI series.