New Zealand too will be without captain Kane Williamson, pacer Trent Boult and fast bowler Lockie Ferguson.
"We want to make this role sustainable going forward. of any sport in New Zealand, cricket has the most demands for time". India went a tad further, with 29 extras, bowling as many as 24 wides.
Kohli was sent back to the pavilion after playing a knock of 51 runs, but Iyer marched on and found support in wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul.
After being put in to bat, India got off to a quickfire start as openers Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal put on 50 runs.
If you don't have time to stick to a screen to catch the action live, you can get live scores and ball-by-ball updates from the India vs New Zealand 1st ODI match directly on your smartphone.
Yashasvi Jaiswal slammed an unbeaten century while young pacer Kartik Tyagi reminded Pakistan of Waqar Younis' toe-crushing yorkers as India colts cruised to a massive win in the knockout game. When Taylor reached the score of 17 runs, he registered his name in the history and became the Kiwi batsman with most runs against India.
Kohli accepted the charge after India's four-wicket defeat in Hamilton on Wednesday.
"Well done to New Zealand", said Coney after the four-window victory.
Earlier, the record was held by skipper Virat Kohli for scoring 199 runs against Australia in three T20Is in 2016.
Maybe Tim Southee hit upon the idea of the summer. It was not a start that Men in Blue would have expected after they won the T20I series by 5-0 against the same opponent.
With six half-centuries and a hundred with an average of 48 plus in 16 ODIs, Iyer has had a good time in the Indian middle-order.
Nicholls and Martin Guptill set the platform for the run chase with an opening stand of 85 before the latter ramped Shardul Thakur to Jadhav and Tom Blundell was stumped off Kuldeep for only nine in his first ODI innings. Whilst Shaw (20) was once the primary to head as he were given a peach of a supply from Colin de Grandhomme, Agarwal attempted to be over competitive and within the procedure proficient his wicket to Southee after contributing with 32.
Hosts New Zealand would try their best to forget the memories of their shocking 5-0 loss to India in the Twenty20 Internationals when they come out to play against India in the first one-day global at Seddon Park in Hamilton without their regular skipper Kane Williamson on Wednesday (February 5). We were patient enough to get a couple of wickets and then got a run-out in there as well.