Xtra Time Web Desk: Fresh from the ODI series win over Pakistan, the New Zealand cricket team on Sunday arrived in Hyderabad for the white ball series against India starting January 18. The BlackCaps will play three T20Is and as many ODIs during the tour to India. The Kiwis will be without two senior players Kane Williamson and Tim Southee.
The New Zealand players had a light recovery day today with a morning gym session and then soccer-volleyball this afternoon. Mark Chapman and Jacob Duffy along with coaches Bob Carter and Paul Wiseman joined the team in Hyderabad from NZ on Sunday.
The visitors will have the big task of defending their World No 1 spot. A 3-0 whitewash will help India reclaim the No 1 spot in ICC ODI rankings, dethroning NewZealand.
Rohit Sharma and co are currently, ranked 4th with 109 rating points. If the Men in Blue complete a ODI series whitewash against the Lankans they will reach 110 points. A clean sweep against the Kiwis will take India to 114 rating points, which will take them to No I spot.
New Zealand ODI squad: Tom Latham (Captain), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner
New Zealand T20I squad: Mitchell Santner (C), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Dane Cleaver, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Lister, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Rippon, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner