[caption id="attachment_653431" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-653431" alt="Sourav Ganguly (L) and Virat Kohli Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Sourav-Ganguly-Virat-Kohli1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Sourav Ganguly (L) and Virat Kohli Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Ahead of the first ODI between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/India">India</a> and New Zealand, former skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Sourav-Ganguly">Sourav Ganguly</a> has warned the home side. Ganguly has asked Virat Kohli and co. not to take Kiwi spinners lightly. New Zealand have Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner to exploit the spin-friendly conditions. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking to <em>Sports Tak</em>, Ganguly said, India are strong favourites to win the upcoming series. They played well against Australia. However, New Zealand have spinners, who can control the game a bit in the middle overs. I don t know how much, but they will. <p></p> <p></p>He further added, Having said that, India A boys gave a dress rehearsal to the New Zealand A team, which had quite a few senior members. I believe that our big boys will make a little more difficult for New Zealand. <p></p> <p></p>It must be recalled that New Zealand spinners had got the better of India in the 2016 WT20 at Nagpur. <p></p> <p></p>India and New Zealand clash in the first ODI at Wankhede on Sunday afternoon.