First Unofficial ODI Preview: India A vs. New Zealand A
First Unofficial ODI Preview: India A vs. New Zealand A

The ODI series between the two sides will see a lot of promising cricketers taking the field. The India A team in particular is vastly experienced, as international stars like Manish Pandey, Khaleel Ahmed and Shreyas Iyer will lock horns along with young players like Mayank Agarwal and Shreyas Iyer.

The home side head into the three-match series as favourites though, as they seem better equipped to challenge India in what will be tough conditions. They have players like Corey Anderson and Lockie Ferguson who can prove to be lethal and the visiting side will have their task cut out.

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Wicket-keeper: Ishan Kishan (8.5 credits)

Kishan has been more consistent than his Kiwi counterpart Tim Seifert, and he has impressed in his limited chances as well. Scoring close to 1500 runs in 39 List A games at an average of 40.94 with three tons shows his potential, and the Indian would be hoping for a good performance in this series.

Batsman: Mayank Agarwal (10 credits)

Mayank Agarwal's selection is almost a no-brainer. Though he has been in the news for his feats in the longer format, he has been equally impressive in List A games as well, averaging 49.38 with a strike rate of 100.30. He will be India's premier batsman in the series and the side will do well to rally around his expertise and his ability to adapt quickly to stern conditions.

All-rounder: James Neesham (10 credits)

Neesham has played 41 ODIs for New Zealand and

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