As the Cricket World Cup 2019 is coming closer the teams are working hard in the limited overs format. Recently Indian national cricket team defeated Australian national cricket team in the ODI series by 2-1 at their home.
Indian team is set to play 5 ODIs and 3 T20I matches in New Zealand. This is going to be last overseas series before the CWC 2019, and will have a huge impact on the team as every player will try to give his 100%, so the players can secure their place in the CWC 2019 squad for India.
The first match of India vs New Zealand series was easily won by the Indian national cricket team as the host was restricted to 157, with the help from bowlers. The spinner duo of Indian team Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav picked up 6 wickets with Kedar Jadhav picking up 1 wicket. Mohammed Shami picked up 3 crucial wickets and he also became the fastest Indian to 100 ODI wickets as achieved this feat in only 56 matches.
The openers of Indian team give a quite a good start but after the Dinner break, Rohit Sharma was caught out by Guptill on 11 (24). Shikhar Dhawan was playing consistently and with his winning knock of 75* he also became the 4th fastest player and 2nd fastest Indian to score 5000 ODI runs.
This victory of India team was after the 10 years on the New Zealand soil. The last victory that comes was in the year 2009. This match also attracted many audiences at the stadium and as well as the online audience who were watching the Live Cricket Score in the various websites. As the CWC 2019 is going to be played in England and Wales, and if Indian team keep up its performance like this as they have in ongoing series and had in series against Australia, they can prove others team why Indian team is considered as a no.1 contender for CWC 2019