New Zealand vs India – 2nd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is New Zealand vs India taking place? Saturday 8th February, 2020 – 02:00 (UK)

Where is New Zealand vs India taking place? Eden Park, Auckland

What is the expected weather for New Zealand vs India? 23c in mostly cloudy skies

What channel is New Zealand vs India on? The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream New Zealand vs India? The match can be streamed live using the SkyGo app

Where can I get tickets for New Zealand vs India? Ticket details for this match can be found here!

LAST MEETING
New Zealand beat India by 4 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

NEW ZEALAND

  • New Zealand put in a superb performance to respond to their whitewash in the T20 series against India as they were able to overcome the same opposition in the first ODI match of the three-match series.
  • The Blackcaps needed 348 to win and they did just that to achieve their highest successful ODI chase thanks to a brilliant knock from Ross Taylor who ended on 109* from 84 deliveries to guide his side to a four-wicket victory.
  • There will be at least one change for the second game with Ish Sodhi dropping out of the squad to play in a first-class game, with Kyle Jamieson likely to take Sodhi’s place in the side which would be his ODI debut but the Blackcaps will still be without their injured skipper Kane Williamson and Scott Kuggeleijn also looks set to miss out after he was hit with the flu.

INDIA

  • India were unable to carry on where they left off in the T20 whitewash of New Zealand as they fell to defeat in the first ODI match of the series despite posting a big score when opening the batting.
  • Shreyas Iyer hit a maiden ODI ton whilst KL Rahul ended unbeaten on 88 as the pair helped their side to 347/4 but the bowing unit struggled to deal with several partnerships that New Zealand were able to build as they fell to defeat with 11 balls left to bowl.
  • India handed debuts to Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal in the first ODI of the series but the opening pair failed to build on promising starts and with the series on the line, the tourists look set to tinker with their side to try and reverse the result of the opening contest with Navdeep Saini potentially coming in for Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal may replace Kuldeep Yadav who went for 84 runs despite taking two wickets in the first game.

THE PREDICTION

New Zealand showed some great character to bounce back from their heavy defeat in the T20 series as they went 1-0 up in the ODI series. The Blackcaps chased down their largest ever total in an ODI with Ross Taylor once again producing the goods. He be integral in the absence of Kane Williamson and this looks set to be another battle of the middle orders with both impressing first time out. New Zealand will have some momentum behind them now and although this should be another tight contest, the hosts can build on that win to seal the series.

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