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India vs. New Zealand, 2nd ODI- Match Prediction

by  Shashi Shukla  •  Last updated on 2023-01-21 01:31:47

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On Saturday in Raipur, the second ODI between India and New Zealand will take place. The first ODI was won by India by 12 runs. India presently leads the three-match series 1-0. India scored 349 runs in the opening game while batting first, while Shubman Gill scored a double-century. New Zealand fell short by 12 runs, Michael Bracewell scored a fighting 140 off 78 balls while Santner added 57 runs.

India had the advantage of players coming up with good form. Shubhman Gill became the youngest player to score a double century in ODIs, he had been in good form in the recent matches. The batter has been playing much more freely and has been able to obtain the scores just as his team would want him to. Gill will be on the lookout to get his side the vital runs once again when the opponents meet India in the 2nd ODI. The rest of the batting lineup couldn't do much better in the previous match. But Virat Kohli and other batters have been giving good performances consistently. They can together put trouble on the opponents. Siraj has been playing brilliantly with bowling and has added a four-fer in the last ODI by restricting the opponents. He is expected to give a good performance in this match also.

New Zealand is coming to face India after losing the first match of the series. This has affected their confidence level, the bowlers failed to restrict Gill from scoring. They will be trying to fix the problems that they faced in the batting and bowling area during the match. Understanding pitch and acting according to the plan will be the strategy that New Zealand will try to adapt in the 2nd ODI.

Match Prediction:

India will surely look forward to winning the match and taking the lead of 2-0 in the series. They are expected to dominate the match. New Zealand players will have to put more effort into batting and bowling departments to challenge India strongly.

India vs. New Zealand, 2nd ODI- Match Preview

Match: India vs. New Zealand, 2nd ODI

Date: 21st January 2023 (Saturday)

Time: 1:30 pm              

Venue: Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur, India

Live Streaming: Star Sports

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Weather Report

On the day of the match, the temperature is expected to be about 24°C, with 46% humidity, and a 2.5 km/h wind. Rain is not expected on match day.

Pitch Report

The venue for the match is Raipur. This pitch is suitable for batting. Bowlers won't receive much assistance, much like the surface in Hyderabad. Here, the first innings average score is 280.

Toss prediction

The toss is a deciding factor for each cricket match. Considering the pitch conditions, the toss winning captain will choose to bat first. The chasing team doesn't hold a good record of winning on this pitch.

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Team India

Playing 11:

·    Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan(wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammad Shami

Team New Zealand

Playing 11:

·    Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c)(wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

Squads

Team India

·    Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik.

Team New Zealand

·    Tom Latham (captain), Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi.

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