New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first in the first ODI against India. Shikhar Dhawan also wanted to bowl first, but the toss was not in favor of India.
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The first match of the 3 ODI series is being played between India and New Zealand in Auckland. Where New Zealand won the toss and India was invited to bat first. Indian captain on the field at the time of the toss Shikhar Dhawan Did comedy. Seeing which the host captain Kane Williamson got confused. Actually, one step of Dhawan confused everyone whether India won the toss or New Zealand. Kiwi captain Kane Williamson also got entangled.
The coin was tossed for the toss and the toss went in favor of New Zealand. After the toss, Captain Dhawan came forward to announce the decision. After this Williamson was told that he had won the toss. Williamson won the toss and decided to bowl first and said that there is a new wicket. He said that most of the teams now have to play a lot of ODI cricket. Every single match is a chance to strengthen your team.
Dhawan wanted to bowl first
New Zealand has given opportunities to 4 seamers including Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Tim Southee and Matt Henry in this match. At the same time, Dhawan, who is commanding the Indian team in the ODI series against New Zealand, said that this is a wonderful place. I have loved playing here for years.
A look at our Playing XI for the 1⃣st ODI 🔽 pic.twitter.com/3UGiESDHxD
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India’s experienced batsman Dhawan said that he too wanted to choose bowling first. He said that the wicket is probably a bit sticky, but the sun is out and it should dry quickly.
Your XI for ODI 1! Bowling first at @edenparknz after a Kane Williamson toss win. Follow play LIVE in NZ with @sparknzsport , @TodayFM_nz and in India on @PrimeVideoIN #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/M4oNxEAOfk
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players have a chance
Dhawan Said that here young players have a chance to show their talent. In the first match against New Zealand, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh got their ODI debut, while Sanju Samson also managed to make his place in the playing XI. Williamson has also returned in the first ODI, who did not play the third T20 match against India due to appointment.