IND vs NZ Dream11 Match Prediction | Who Will Win Today's Match
Mount Maunganui, January 26 at 07:30 AM IST
In the series opener at Napier, New Zealand did not live up to the expectations of a fiercely competitive limited-over side and who are touted dark horse for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
India, kickstarted their tour of New Zealand with a hassle-free outing, would be more than pleased with how things have fallen in place for them. Virat Kohli will be around for the next two games before heading home, and until then, the New Zealand bowlers must produce something special to keep the Indian batting quiet. Plus, India have in the ranks arguably the best wrist spinners in white-ball cricket in the form of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal to wreak havoc on any batting lineup.
Speaking of the current form, New Zealand are better than what they did in the series opener. Prior to that, the Blackcaps had won 22 out of 34 games in the last two years while India have registered 22 wins in 35 games. With Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor and Trent Boult in the ranks, the Blackcaps do not lack the firepower to outscore the tourists.
Form Guide (last five ODIs)
New Zealand- L W W W L
India – W W W L W
Head-to-head (last five ODIs)
New Zealand- 1, India – 4
First ODI at Napier: As it happened
Hardik Pandya is expected to join Team India soon but not expected to feature here.
Virat Kohli has been rested for the last two ODIs of the series, and the subsequent T20Is in New Zealand.
New Zealand might bring in Ish Sodhi into the XI, at the expense of Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson or Doug Bracewell.
The probable lineups for New Zealand vs India 2nd ODI at Mount Maunganui
New Zealand's Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Tom Latham
Batsmen – Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls
All-rounders – Mitchell Santner
Bowlers – Trent Boult (Doubt: Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Doug Bracewell)
India's Playing 11
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik/Ambati Rayudu
All-rounders – Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand ODI squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill
You can choose either of the two wicket-keepers.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor are the top-5 picks in the segment.
Mitchell Santner, Colin Munro and Kedar Jadhav are all safe options to bet on.
You can pick Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Trent Boult, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami in the bowler's segment.
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