Napier ODI: New Zealand opt to bat against India
Napier, Jan 23 - New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat in the first ODI against India here on Wednesday. India have recalled Ambati Rayudu and Kuldeep Yadav after dropping them out of the third and final ODI against Australia at the MCG on Friday.
The duo has replaced Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja.
Meanwhile, the hosts went in with spinner Mitchell Santner besides all-rounder Doug Bracewell in the opener.
New Zealand:AMartin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom
Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.