For the first time on this India’s tour of New Zealand, the home team brought their A-game to the fore. After a helpless outing in the T20Is, Kiwis turned up in the first ODI to not only challenge India but also beat them in a jaw-dropping run chase at Hamilton. It was an inspired run-chase by the BlackCaps as they made a mockery of the 347 runs put up the Indian team on the board.
The likes of Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, and Henry Nicholls played the chief role in drawing first win against India on this tour so far. However, for the visitors, it was not a great day at the office as their bowlers struggled to defend a huge total on a placid track. With series on the line in the next ODI, the ‘Men in Blue’ will aim to stroll their way back into the series with a win in Auckland.
As we head into the second match of the series, here’s a look at Dream11 Match Predictions, Preview, Team News, Match Details:
The second ODI between New Zealand and India will be played on February 8 at Eden Park in Auckland. The match will begin at 03:00 PM local time (07:30 AM IST / 02:00 AM GMT). In India, the match will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports network.
What to Expect – Ground and Pitch conditions?
Eden Park is a peculiar-shaped ground which fancies smaller straight boundaries and is large-enough on the square of the wicket. The pitch is usually a batting paradise and won’t be dissimilar for the second New Zealand vs India ODI.
There is no likely change expected for both the teams due to injury or issues with availability. As of now, there is no news regarding the injury of any player before the second ODI. All the players are fit and available for selection.
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Predicted Playing XI:
India might look to alter their strategies going into the second ODI. Virat Kohli might tinker with his bowling combinations and strengthen it by roping Navdeep Saini for the all-important game. With batters doing a fine job, it is highly likely that India might retain the same arsenal in their batting department
Probable Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (Wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Kiwis had a nearly perfect game with the bat as a majority of their batters fired to chase down 348. However, it wasn’t as a great a day for the bowlers who were asked to deliver the goods on a dead pitch at Hamilton. Kiwis might not want to make any changes and continue the winning combination for the 2nd ODI.
Probable Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (C & Wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett
Dream11 Top Fantasy Picks for New Zealand vs India
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are in top-notch form for India. At present, the duo will form a part of every Fantasy XI featuring India. For the home team, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham showed the responsibility to deliver when it mattered the most. It was a tough day for bowlers, but Bumrah’s spell yet again reminded us of his match-winning qualities as a bowler.
Dream11 Match Predictions for New Zealand vs India
New Zealand managed to defy all the odds in the first ODI and surely have a slight edge over India. It will be critical for the hosts to put up a similar show as India will aim to bounce back in the 2nd ODI.