IND vs NZ Playing XI: What will happen to Samson if Pant plays, who will get a chance
After defeating New Zealand 1-0 in T20 series, now the challenge of ODI series is there. The three-match ODI series starts in Auckland from Friday. The biggest question before the start of the series is India’s playing eleven what will happen The question is if players like Sanju Samson and Umran Malik do not get a chance in the T20 series, will they get a chance in the ODI series? Captain Hardik Pandya had said in the T20 series that Sanju didn’t get a chance for some reason, will he fit into the ODI strategy?
Let us tell you that it is difficult for players like Sanju Samson and Umran Malik to make a place in the playing XI because there are names in the Indian team which are not so easy to keep out.
Samson-Umran Malik is tough to beat
It is difficult for Sanju Samson and Umran Malik to get chances as Rishabh Pant is a wicket-keeper in the team and Deepak Hooda is also in this team, who is an all-rounder. Playing Umran Malik is also difficult as the team has bowlers like Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur. There is also news that Arshdeep Singh, who performed brilliantly in T20 format, will get a chance to debut.
Who will be the top 6 in the playing XI?
Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill are set to become openers. Shreyas Iyer had performed well in the last New Zealand tour, so his place is confirmed. Apart from this, Suryakumar Yadav is also sure to play. Rishabh Pant is the vice-captain in the ODI series, so he is sure to play. Along with this, he will also do wicketkeeping. Now the battle for the number six batsman will be played between Deepak Hooda and Samson. Hooda has the upper hand as he is a utility player. He has shown his mettle in bowling along with batting.
Who will be entrusted with the responsibility of bowling?
In bowling, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Arshdeep Singh will be fast bowlers and Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will be included in the spin attack. In such a situation, Umran Malik can be seen sitting on the bench.
India’s probable playing XI for the first ODI – Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.