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India to take on New Zealand in first ODI today in Dharamshala

ANI  |  Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India] 

The first of the five matches in the India-ODI series will be held in Dharamsala today.

Brimming with confidence after a clean-sweep in the Test series, Team would obviously look forward to carry on their dominance over in the shorter format too.

The pressure will be high on as need to beat by a 4-1 margin to claim the third spot in the ODI rankings.

The Kiwis are currently ranked third with 113 points while is at fourth with 110.

The pressure on will be more because the Indian team will be without three of its key players -- Ravichandran Ashwin, and Mohammed Shami -- all of whom have been rested keeping the gruelling season ahead in mind.

Both teams have played 93 matches against each other so far with recording 46 wins and notching up 41 victories.

Though has more wins, won four of the last five ODIs against One match was tied.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 08:35 IST
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