IND vs NZ: The third ODI game between India and New Zealand ended with no result as it got washed out due to rain. Thus, the hosts, who won the first game, also won the series 1-0. Notably, the second and third ODIs were rained out. However, the Black Caps were firm favourites in the third ODI before the rain came and then it was called off. It was a fortunate escape for the Men in Blue.

In response to India’s 219 all-out, the Kiwis were at 104/1 in 18 overs before the rain. The only way to get the result using the D/L method was after the 20th over, but only the 18th over of play was possible before the rain. Now Team India will fly to Bangladesh for their next international assignment. Both teams will play three ODIs along with two Test matches.

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IND vs NZ: Shikhar Dhawan opens up on India’s preparations for ODI World Cup 2023

IND vs NZ: "It Is Important To Pick up the Details"- Shikhar Dhawan Disappointed on India’s 1-0 Series Loss Against New Zealand
IND vs NZ: “It Is Important To Pick up the Details”- Shikhar Dhawan Disappointed on India’s 1-0 Series Loss Against New Zealand

The tour will kick off with a three-match ODI series starting on December 4. All senior players who were rested in New Zealand will make there comeback along with head coach Rahul Dravid. Rohit Sharma will be seen leading the team. Virat Kohli, along with vice-captain KL Rahul, will also make their comebacks. After the third ODI, India’s stand-in skipper Shikhar Dhawan spoke about India’s performance and their preparation for the upcoming ODI World Cup. He said,

“In Bangladesh, all senior players will be back. More Asian wickets is a more practical journey to the World Cup for us. It is important to pick up the details, like where to pitch the ball and the lengths. We are a young unit, and they must have learnt about bowling in the good-length areas. Also, taking the partnerships deep, especially when it’s overcast.”

India won the ODI World Cup last time when they were the co-hosts in 2011. However, its been almost a decade now since India couldn’t won an ICC event since 2013. The next World Cup is scheduled in India between October and November. So it will be a great opportunity for Team India to bring the glory home. The last ICC event that India won was the 2013 Champions Trophy under the leadership of MS Dhoni.

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