As the second One-Day International of India vs New Zealand approaches, the home team will aim to solidify their lead in the series at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur. Despite a strong showing from the Indian batsmen in the first match, the bowlers struggled to contain the lower order and gave up a number of runs in the middle overs. The Blackcaps, on the other hand, will be looking to improve their performance in both batting and bowling in order to level the series.
Team Preview of India vs New Zealand
The Indian cricket team displayed exceptional batting prowess in the first ODI, with S. Gill’s outstanding double century leading the way to a formidable 349-run total. However, the squad’s performance in the middle overs during the bowling phase was tested by the resilient lower-order batters of the New Zealand team, M. Bracewell and M. Santner. Despite successfully reducing the opposing team to 131/6, the Men in Blue narrowly avoided defeat, ultimately winning by a mere 12 runs.
The Black Caps almost defeated the Men in Blue, all thanks to the insane effort from M. Bracewell. Even though the top order crumbled, Bracewell and Santner provided the valuable innings the team needed. Bracewell scored 140 runs in just 78 balls, his innings included 12 fours and 10 mighty sixes. In the upcoming match, it’ll be crucial for New Zealand to come out on top to save the bilateral series.
Date & Timings
India and New Zealand will face each other in the 2nd ODI of the 3-match series on 21st January at 1:30 PM IST. The lineups of the match will be available at 1:00 PM on the MyTeam11 app.
Venue & Pitch Report
As the series between India and New Zealand moves to the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur, both teams will be looking to make strategic adjustments to their game.
The venue is known to offer a surface that is favourable to batters, but as the match progresses, the pitch tends to slow down, which could benefit spin bowlers. Pacers, on the other hand, will have to rely on a variety of deliveries and strategies in order to contain the opposition’s batting lineup.
India: V. Kohli, R. Sharma
New Zealand: D. Conway, L. Ferguson
ODIs Head-to-Head Stats of India vs New Zealand
|Highest Totals:||392/4, 2009||349/8, 1999|
|Lowest Totals:||88/10, 2010||79/10, 2016|
Here are the probable XIs for the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand.
India Playing XI: R. Sharma (c), S. Gill, V. Kohli, S. Iyer, I. Kishan (wk), S. Yadav, H. Pandya, W. Sundar, K. Yadav, M. Shami, M. Siraj
New Zealand Playing XI: F. Allen, D. Conway, M. Chapman, D. Mitchell, T. Latham (c & wk), G. Phillips, M. Bracewell, M. Santner, I. Sodhi, D. Bracewell, L. Ferguson
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