IND vs NZ 2nd ODI: The second match of the three-match ODI series being played between India and New Zealand will be played in Raipur today. This match is very important for both the teams. Where on one hand the Indian team will try to make an unbeatable lead in the series by winning the second match. At the same time, the Kiwi team would like to win the second match to save the series. As soon as they take the field in this match, the Indian team will have a golden opportunity to create history.
Indian team will create history as soon as it steps on the field
In fact, in the first match, the batting of the Indian team was excellent and there is very little hope of change in the batting line-up of the team in this match. If the same batting line up remains then all three Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Ishaan Kishan will play this match. All three have scored double centuries and this will be the first time in ODIs that three double century players are playing a match together.
The 23-year-old opener Shubman Gill played an innings of 208 against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Earlier, wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan scored a double century in the third and last ODI of the series on Bangladesh tour on 10 December, while Rohit Sharma scored his first double century in ODIs in 2013. And he has the maximum number of three double centuries in the world.
Who dominates whom in India and New Zealand
The cricket teams of India and New Zealand have faced each other 114 times in One Day International cricket. During this, Team India has won 56 matches while the Kiwi team defeated India in 50 ODIs. Seven matches have been inconclusive while one match has been tied. India has won 26 at home while New Zealand have also won 26 ODIs on their home soil. Team India has won 14 ODIs away from home during this period. India has won 15 ODIs at neutral venues, while New Zealand has 16 wins in its account.
Shami may be out
Actually, Shardul can also do batting and also specializes in useful bowling. If there are changes in the playing eleven, then Shami has more chances to sit outside. In such a situation, Umran can be included.
Under the right strategy for the World Cup, Umran can get a chance today
Actually, this year is the World Cup. In such a situation, the Indian management would like that more and more players who can play in the upcoming World Cup should be given a chance in the playing XI. If the team management considers Umran as part of the strategy, then they will have to try to give maximum matches before the World Cup, so that Umran can have maximum experience. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see under which strategy Rohit Sharma comes down in the second ODI.
India and New Zealand ODI team
India ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shrikar Bharat (wicketkeeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Suryakumar Yadav
New Zealand ODI squad: Tom Latham (c), Finn Allen, Doug Bracewell, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wk), Jacob Tuffy, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips (wk), Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi.