Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - New Zealand v India 2nd ODI
The 2nd match of the three-match ODI series between New Zealand and India will be played at the Eden Park in Auckland.
New Zealand ran India close throughout the T20I series and should have won the last three games. But, they put the foot off the opposition's throat and suffered defeats. However, in the 1st ODI, the team finally ended on the right side of the line.
While their bowlers were not up to the task, with the exception of Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner, it were their batsmen who won them the game.
The chase was set up by the 78 from Henry Nicholls and taken to completion with an 84-ball unbeaten 109 from seasoned middle order batsman Ross Taylor, but it was actually stand-in captain Tom Latham's 48-ball 69-run power-packed knock which ensured a Kiwi victory.
It will be interesting to see which strip is chosen for this game at Auckland. Ish Sodi was included only for the first ODI in the squad on the pretext that the pitches in the remaining two matches will not be that favourable for spin and New Zealand will go in with only one spinner in Mitchell Santner. Hence, it is expected that the stip which was used in the 1st T20I between the two teams or another such similar surface will be used for this game.
Either of Scott Kuggeleijn or Kyle Jamieson is expected to replace the leg spinner. For India, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal are likely to come in for Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav respectively.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham (c & wk), Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn/Kyle Jamieson, Hamish Bennett
India - Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Who will win the toss? - India
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mayank Agarwal (India), Tom Latham (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jasprit Bumrah (India), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand)
Most Sixes – Lokesh Rahul (India), Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
Player of the Match – Mayank Agarwal
Team Scores Batting first – India 315+, New Zealand 290+
Match Handicap India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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