Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first in the first of three One-Day Internationals (ODI) against New Zealand in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

The hosts were forced to make changes to the team that recently routed visiting Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series, with all-rounder Axar Patel and KL Rahul unavailable because of personal commitments.

All-rounders Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur and wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan returned to the team.

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner