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India VS New Zealand 2014: News

India confident of squaring New Zealand series

India are confident they can win their two remaining one-day internationals in New Zealand to salvage a draw from a series they were expected to dominate.

2nd ODI: India lose match by 20 runs, no more No 1 in ODIs

Rains drew the curtains on a foregone conclusion to the Indian run chase, with the visitors losing the second ODI at the Seddon Park in Hamilton by 20 runs on Wednesday. They needed 297 to win off 42 overs.

Over to Hamilton: Eyeing slow pitch for a steady battle

Soon after India assembled for training on Tuesday, ahead of the second One-day International against New Zealand, Shikhar Dhawan made a quick trip to inspect the pitch. The left-handed opener seemed satisfied with what he saw before covers were brought on as rain began to fall again.

How Virat Kohli bossed the bouncer in New Zealand

Great batting has been as much about technique as clarity of thought, especially against hostile fast bowling. Tackling the short stuff is what sets apart the best from the rest.

India will bounce back at some point: Ross Taylor

New Zealand have started off well by winning the opening ODI but their star batsman Ross Taylor feels India have a good chance to bounce back in the second game on Wednesay as conditions are more likely to favour the visitors.

Adam Milne ruled out of ODI series against India

New Zealand were dealt a setback in the ongoing ODI series against India after pace sensation Adam Milne was ruled out owing to a torn abdominal muscle.

First ODI: Kohli hits first ton in losing cause, India lose to NZ by 24 runs

It was the gap between planning and execution that let India down as they lost by 24 runs. Virat Kohli struck a magnificent century, but was left to virtually play the lone hand. The others were either not good or threw it away.

Need more consistency from batsmen: Dhoni

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said his team's failure to build partnerships after losing early wickets was the cause of the defeat against New Zealand in the first one-dayer.

Kiwis underline need for speed to rattle Indians

International players these days are tutored to make sure they don’t say anything that can show their team or the organisation that controls them, in poor light. Now, New Zealand owe the month-long tour of India to the influential BCCI’s fight with the South African board and their subsequent trimming of the itinerary to that country.

Yuvraj dropped; Ishwar, Binny get nod for New Zealand tour

Yuvraj Singh has been dropped from the ODI squad for the New Zealand series in January and February. Varun Aaron, Stuart Binny and Ishwar Pandey meanwhile, have found places as bowlers.

Stuart Binny surprised with maiden ODI call-up

Karnataka all-rounder Stuart Binny was Tuesday pleasantly surprised with his maiden call-up to the Indian ODI side for the tour to New Zealand starting January 19.

India vs New Zealand: From high bounce to swing

Having dealt with Dale Steyn & Co in SA, Indian batsmen are braced for a new challenge in New Zealand. NZ teams have never been world beaters, but at home they can be a handful for the world’s best.

Indian team arrives in New Zealand for ODI series

The Indian cricket team arrived in Napier today for the five-match ODI series against New Zealand starting from January 19. The series will start on Sunday and conclude on January 31.

Dhoni guarded as India arrive in New Zealand

India are ranked world No 1 but MS Dhoni was determined not to give the in-form hosts, ranked No 8, any extra motivation as he praised the Black Caps on Monday after landing in New Zealand.

Wind going to be a factor in NZ: Mohammed Shami

India pacer Mohammed Shami said the transition from South Africa to New Zealand shouldn’t be difficult for the team except for the ‘wind factor’. India leave on January 12 and will play their first ODI in Napier a week later.
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