Team India, captained by Shikhar Dhawan, will face New Zealand in a one-day international series beginning on November 25 in Auckland. The series will consist of three matches.
It is important to point out that the regular captain of the visiting side, Rohit Sharma, will not be playing in this series, therefore the southpaw will be leading the team.
On Thursday, BCCI posted a video on its social media accounts showing the unveiling of the One-Day International (ODI) trophy for the series. While Shikhar Dhawan and his counterpart from New Zealand were on their way to the ceremony, they were seen having a good time together.
In the video that has been circulated, Shikhar Dhawan and Williamson can be seen giving each other a bear embrace, then laughing together and proceeding toward the location where the trophy would be shown.
During a press conference, Dhawan addressed the topic of the captaincy job and stated, “It is an incredible honour to be given the responsibility of captain for the Indian team. Having the opportunity to tackle a difficult task is incredibly exciting. Additionally, we were victorious in the series.
When the captaincy was taken away from me, it did not bother me in the least. If something didn’t turn out the way we expected it to, it doesn’t make me feel horrible about it.”
After claiming a 1-0 victory in a rain-interrupted three-match T20I series against the Blackcaps, India will take on the opposition in a contest using the 50-over format. After weather forced the cancellation of the first game of the series in Wellington, India went on to win the second game of the series by a score of 65 runs in Mount Maunganui.
The third match between the two teams, which took place in Napier, ended in a draw when the DLS system was implemented as a result of rain interference. At that point, India was 75/4 after 9 overs while attempting to chase 161.