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India will play New Zealand in a three-match One-Day International series beginning on January 18 in Hyderabad. Here is the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Hyderabad pitch report and ground records for the IND vs NZ 2023 ODI. The Men in Blue’s trip to the World Cup 2023 began recently with a 3-0 victory against Sri Lanka, and they are now on their way to New Zealand.

The victor of the series will be ranked first in the ICC Men’s ODI team rankings. The Kiwis have already arrived in Hyderabad after beating Pakistan in an ODI series away from home 2-1.

Match details

  • Date: 19 January, Wednesday
  • Time: 1:30 PM (IST)
  • Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

 Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Hyderabad Pitch Report

The pitch in Hyderabad is supposed to be spectacular. In ODIs, the average first innings score is 276. Spinners should have a say as the game proceeds. Despite recent experience, we believe the victorious team will prefer to chase.

Rajiv Gandhi Stadium’s wicket is well-known for its excellent batting surface. Furthermore, because of the dryness of the pitch, this wicket benefits spinners as well. Overall, the pitch is ideal for batting, with over 300 runs projected in both innings.

Given the due factor, the toss winner would prefer to bowl first at this wicket.


It will be a clear afternoon at the Telangana capital. It will be a sunny day with a temperature of 27°C to 23°C through out the day. The wind will blow at a pace of 10 KM/h and humidity percentage will be 30%.



  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Virat Kohli
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • KS Bharat (wk)
  • Hardik Pandya (vc)
  • Washington Sundar
  • Shahbaz Ahmed
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohd. Shami
  • Mohd. Siraj
  • Umran Malik

New Zealand

  • Tom Latham
  • Finn Allen
  • Michael Bracewell
  • Devon Conway
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Matt Henry
  • Adam Milne
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Henry Nicholls
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Henry Shipley
  • Ish Sodhi

Where to Watch

The ODI series between India and New Zealand will be televised live on Star Sports Network as well as for free on DD Free Dish. Viewers may watch it online on the Disney Plus Hotstar OTT platform.

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