Indian skipper MS Dhoni is likely to bat higher up the order in the first ODI against New Zealand to be playedat the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharamsalaon Sunday, October 16, 2016.

The day/night match starts at 2:30 p.m. 9:00 GMT. India time.

Final scores:

India 194/4 in 33.1 overs. Win by six wickets (Virat Kohli 85, A Rahane 33)

NZ 190 in 43.5 overs. [Pandya 31/3, Yadav 31/2, Jadhav 6/2, AmitMishra 49/3]

Man of the Match -A Pandya

India wins the toss and elects to field first.

India line-up - V Kohli, Manish Pandey, RG Sharma, AM Rahane, MS Dhoni, KM Jadhav, Pandya, Axar Patel, A Mishra, JJ Bumrah and UT Yadav.

The is going to be India's 900th One Day International game, and they would like to finish it in style with a big win.

New Zealand might have lost the Test series 3-0, but the 50-over format is a different ball. It can be any player's day if he gets into form.

Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah and Dhawal Kulkarni will be the key bowlers for India. Suresh Raina is reportedly suffering from fever and is unlikely to be included in the final playing XI.

Last time they played against India, they sprung a surprise by playing three spinners expecting turning tracks.

TV Telecast and live streaming info

Viewers in India will be able to watch the game live on Star Sports.National broadcaster Doordarshan will also beam the series live in India.New Zealand fans can enjoy the coverage of all matches live on Sky Sports and Sony Six channel.

PTV Sports in Pakistan, Willow TV in the US, Fox Sports in Australia, will telecast the series live.

The live stream online can be watched on Hotstar.com. The live scores and ball-by-ball commentary can be followed on Cricinfo or BCCI's official website.

Weather and pitch conditions:

The forecast on Sunday at Dharmasala is warm and sunny which is perfect for playing cricket. The curator has hinted the track would assist the pacers initially and will also help stroke play as the game progresses.

The ball is expected to come on to the bat rapidly, and experts suggest a 275 plus score is easily on the cards.There are not many ODI series lined up for India in the coming season except for the Champions Trophy in 2017.

Dhoni will surely stick to the best combination available from the 15 member squad, but each and every player might be given a chance to play at least one game in this series.

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