India bowl first in 1st New Zealand ODI


India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl in the first one-day international against New Zealand in Dharamsala on Sunday.

The hosts, who last week completed a 3-0 whitewash in a Test series against the Black Caps, have handed allrounder Hardik Pandya his ODI debut.

New Zealand have been bolstered by the return of paceman Tim Southee and big-hitting batsman Corey Anderson.

Skipper Kane Williamson, who decided to go with three quicks and two spinners in the starting lineup, has rested pacers Trent Boult and Matt Henry for the match in the picturesque Himalayan hill station.


India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captian), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Doug Bracewell

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND)

TV umpire: Anil Chaudhary (IND)

Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)

Reserve umpire: CK Nandan (IND)

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