New Zealand after overcoming a stiff challenge in first ODI from India, they are looking forward to carry a momentum in the second ODI to seal the three match series.
Ross Taylor and Tom Latham were proven to be the match winners from their home side as they both in partnership scored 347 runs. Tim Southee’s poor form would be a worrying thing slightly for the Team Management but the right arm pacer’s place is safe as other stars were unavailable.
For the first two ODI’s Kane Williamson has been ruled out, Scott Kuggeleijn picked up flu on the eve of second ODI and Ish Sochi will turn up for New Zealand and hence missing the series.
Few modifications were to be expected in the New Zealand line up for second ODI versus India and here is the list of prediction.
After the decent performances in the first ODI, Marin Guptill and Henry Nicholls will be continued as openers. As Williamson is out of play, Tom Blundell may get a chance to prove himself in number 3 once again.
Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls being experienced players will form the team’s core while Jimmy Neesham will be a back up at number 6. In the all rounder’s section Colin de Grandhomme will be supportive to Neesham.
Sodhi is not playing the game and hence Mitchell Santner will be the sole spinner of the team. Kyle Jamieosn would replace Sodhi as he is making his ODI debut.
Tim Southee and Hamish Bennett will remain in their places in playing the XI.
New Zealand predicted playing XI to play against India for second ODI
Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (c &wk), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Granhomme, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett.
Key Players – Kyle Jamieson and Ross Taylor
Men in blue gets impact by 6 ft 8 inch tall bowler. In the domestic circuit, Jamieson was in good form and he is now trying to make his spot in the international team with strong performance on debut.
After grabbing a magnificent century in the first ODI, Taylor looks to continue his form in the remainder of the series. In T20I series he couldn’t perform in his form but he can make up in the second ODI by playing a match winning performance.