India will be facing New Zealand in the 2nd ODI tomorrow at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. New Zealand registered an impressive six-wicket win in the first ODI to go 1-0 up in the 3-match series. After losing the first ODI by a convincing margin, India will look to turn things around tomorrow. Apart from Virat Kohli, there was a clear lack of performance from the side, be it the batsmen or bowlers in the first ODI. Playing their first match since the Champions Trophy, not many had expected New Zealand to topple India in the series-opener but they did just that, and in an emphatic style too. The record breaking 200-run stand from Ross Taylor and Tom Latham helped their team to get the better of their formidable opponents, giving them a golden chance for a rare series win against India at their home.
India will face their stiffest test in recent times when they try to regain lost ground against New Zealand in the must-win second game tomorrow. It was a match where the dangerous batting lineup of India couldn’t make an impact and save the team from loss. On the bowling front, the spin duo of Chahal and Yadav gave away 125 runs and managed a lone wicket. India are likely to retain the pacers from the first game. Virat Kohli needs to quickly re-think the stratergy for the team in the upcoming match in order to save them from a defeat again.
New Zealand- Preview
New Zealand will be going into the field tomorrow in high spirits after defeating the mighty Indian team. After their openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro squandered promising starts, it was the brilliant combined stint from Latham and Taylor that lead the team to a comprehensive victory. The Kiwis missed a second spinner and would be likely to play Ish Sodhi, along with Mitchell Santner, who bowled well, in place of medium pacer Colin De Grandhome, who went for runs. The pace trio of Adam Milne, Boult and Tim Southee will again have the responsibility to wreck the batting order from the top.