India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI: Team India is currently on a tour of New Zealand where the team defeated the Kiwi team by a margin of 5–0 in the T20 series. But the result in the ODI series was not the same and despite scoring a huge score, India lost in the first ODI against New Zealand. Both teams will now face off in the second ODI at the Eden Park ground on Saturday.
India has a winning option to save the series, while the Kiwi team will not want at any cost that the last match is decided. India had scored a score of 347 at Seddon Park and New Zealand had achieved it. With this, New Zealand took a 1-0 lead.
In such a situation, Team India will play the second ODI against New Zealand in the Eden Park ground at Auckland on 8th February. It will be very interesting to see whether Team India will be able to maintain the winning record against New Zealand.
Talking about Indian batting, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, and Lokesh Rahul are in form. Iyer, who scored the first century of his career, told that he has the ability to bat number 4. At the same time, Rahul proved his utility at number-5. However, once again Kohli could not convert a half-century into a century.
Let’s see how the pitch and weather conditions will be in the 2nd ODI in Auckland-
Weather conditions in Auckland
Auckland will be cloudy on Saturday, but according to the Meteorological Department, rain is unlikely. In such a situation, cricket fans can get to see a great match. On this day, the maximum temperature is expected to be around 21 and the minimum 18 degrees Celsius. During this time, it will be sunny.
Eden Park Stadium is a beautiful and small ground and is of great help to batsmen here. In the green field, the bowlers may get a little swing initially but due to the small field, it is very helpful for the batsmen. A total of 73 ODIs have been played on the field so far, in which the team batting first has won 29 and the team batting second has won 42 times. In such a situation, the toss can play an important role and both captains will want to avoid batting first.
India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI (Playing XI) Teams
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Lokesh Rahul (wicketkeeper), Jaspreet Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant ( Wicketkeeper), Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.
New Zealand: Tom Latham (captain), Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wicketkeeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamison, Scott Kuggeleijn, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
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