The first ODI between India and New Zealand will begin at 7:30 am IST.
According to an ICC statement, pacer Jasprit Bumrah is the other Indian to make it to both the sides while stumper Rishabh Pant is the third Indian to find a place in the Test Team of the Year.
Watch the first ODI between New Zealand and India from 1.55am, Wednesday on Sky Sports Cricket. The statistics indicates that the series will be closely fought.
India skipper Virat Kohli was on Tuesday named captain of both the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test and ODI Teams of the Year following his remarkable show in 2018 both as batsman and skipper.
We take a look at few of the interesting numbers ahead of the series to figure out how close the series could turn out to be.
What are the squads for the 1st ODI between India and New Zealand? India captain Virat Kohli admitted the team was not at its best back then in early 2014, but he felt the knowledge gained then would provide a blueprint for success this time around.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja.
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Kohli has become the first cricketer ever to win these accolades at the ICC Awards.
India not only have a strong top-order but they also have players in the middle-order who can finish matches for them.
That Rishabh Pant has been instructed by the team management to face the new ball against England Lions in a home series is an indicator that they are trying to get back-up options ready.
India's dynamic and influential skipper averaged over 55 in 13 Tests with five centuries, while he made six tons in ODIs, finishing the year with an astonishing average of over 130. His scores read 137, 90, 54, 86*, 80 and 181*.
With the Napier ODI promising to be a high-scoring affair as per New Zealand coach David Stead, a Dinesh Karthik or Kedar Jadhav could be promoted up the order.
Which TV channels will broadcast the ODI series? In reply, New Zealand were bundled out for 162 runs to hand India a 53-run win by Duckworth-Lewis method.