After India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets in the first ODI of the five-match series, the men in blue heads to the serene Mount Maunganui for the 2nd ODI against the black caps.
India is in a good spot from their recent victory performance in the One Day Internationals. India is keen to complete the series as the road to Cricket World Cup has officially begun. Both the team has got its problem on the sideline as it’s time to select the strongest playing XI.
IND vs NZ 2nd ODI Prediction
India is likely to retain the same side that faced New Zealand in the first ODI. The two spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal’s roles worked very well for the visitors in the first ODI. Virat Kohli has announced to rest for final two ODIs and T20Is against the black caps. Meanwhile, the suspension for Hardik Pandya has been lifted and will be joining the squad.
New Zealand considering the previous failure might look to strengthen their troop by bringing in Colin de Grandhomme for Doug Bracewell. They might also add Sodhi in the player list to match up to India’s wrist spinners.
Possible Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme/Doug Bracewell, Mitchell Santner/Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
Though both teams are ready to fight, India has a good chance to make it 2-0 as the Indian captain Virat wishes to win the series before heading home. On the other side, New Zealand is expected to pull the trigger. Let’s wait for a close game tomorrow. Watch out for who will win the match, India or New Zealand?
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