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24 Jan 2019 by Alistair Mills

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

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THE FACTS

When is New Zealand vs India taking place? Saturday, 26th January, 02:00

Where is New Zealand vs India taking place? Tauranga

What is the expected weather for New Zealand vs India? 22-24c with cloud but no rain expected

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

Where can I stream New Zealand vs India? The match will be streamed live on the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for New Zealand vs India?
https://www.viagogo.co.uk/Sports-Tickets/Cricket/One-Day-Internationals-Tickets

LAST MEETING
India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

NEW ZEALAND

Captain: Kane Williamson

  • New Zealand disappointed massively in the first one-day international against India, batting first and setting a measly total of 157 for the tourists to chase, eventually losing by 8-wickets to an impressive India side.
  • Williamson may be tempted to shuffle his opening pairing after Martin Guptill and Colin Munro were both bowled out by the irresistible Mohammed Shami for 5 and 8 runs respectively, but Guptill may be retained in the line-up in the hope that he can recapture his stunning form from the ODI series against Sri Lanka.
  • New Zealand have limited options for change, but Colin De Grandhomme could be recalled in place of Doug Bracewell after missing out in the first match, while Mitchell Santner should be retained as he rebuilds his career following his long lay-off with injury.

INDIA

Captain: Virat Kohli

  • India will go into the second ODI against New Zealand with plenty of confidence, following their superb ODI series win against Australia and a comfortable victory against New Zealand in the first ODI of this test.
  • The Indian Cricket Board have announced that skipper Virat Kohli and bowler Jasprit Bumrah will be rested for the final two ODIs for the five-match series as Rohit Sharma will deputise as captain as selectors look ahead to the World Cup later this year but they are available here and they will be keen to do well and ideally seal the series by then.
  • Rohit Sharma was bowled out for a disappointing 11 runs in the first ODI, so the opening batsman will be eager to get back to the stunning form he showed in the ODI series against Australia which is ominous for the hosts as India still had plenty to spare in the first win.

THE PREDICTION

Many expected New Zealand to put up a better fight against India in the first ODI, and captain Kane Williamson will be keen to not let the series get away from his side in Tauranga. Williamson’s batting performance was one of the only positives for the hosts in the first match, and he will be hoping his team-mates can follow his lead in resisting India’s formidable bowling line-up more successfully this time around. India weren’t really tested in the first match and have plenty more to give which is ominous for the hosts. With the top order in superb form, and one of the best ODI bowling line-ups, they should have enough to shade it and make it 2-0.

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