India’s next ODI assignment will be against New Zealand. Compared to Sri Lanka, it will be a tougher challenge for the men in blue. The first game will happen on January 18th in Hyderabad. Here, we look at the pitch report of Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium and the weather conditions in Hyderabad for IND vs NZ 2023.
Some key members of the Indian Team such as KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel will miss this series. Hence, the likes of Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav will get a consistent run against the Kiwis. It will be important for the players and also the management for them to do. This will ensure quality depth across all eleven spots leading up to the 2023 ODI World Cup.
India will desperate to have Rohit Sharma score a big century. He has not got one for a long time now. Hardik Pandya will also be expected to produce more match-winning performances in this format of the game. Mohammed Shami, who will play in this series, will also be keen to leave a mark.
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad pitch report for IND vs NZ 2023
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Till now, this venue in the capital city of Telangana has hosted 6 ODIs. For an important city in India, it is actually less number of ODIs that this stadium has hosted.
A fine batting wicket as seen in the IPL and also in some of the previous matches, the average score batting first is 278. Teams might want to chase on this track, although the overall record here remains balanced.
Hyderabad weather conditions for IND vs NZ 2023
UPDATE – Team India batter Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match ODI series against New Zealand due to a back injury.
Rajat Patidar has been named as his replacement.
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It will be a hot sunny day in Hyderabad on Wednesday. The temperatures will range between 31 and 16 degrees Celsius on January 18th in the city.
Humidity will be 40% while the chance of precipitation will be 10%. There is no cloud cover expected and hence, no rainfall is on the horizon.