IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: India and New Zealand meet for the 2nd ODI on Sunday. The AM match for Indian spectators will bring the action from Auckland live. In our final preview, let’s learn about our teams that will help you pick the best fantasy team. Let’s analyze both teams.
IND VS NZ Fantasy Tips for Newzealand
New Zealand has participated in the second-fewest number of ODIs (16) of any side competing in the current World Cup Super League. But with only one more victory, they may displace India atop the standings. The chances favor them to achieve it given that they have won all 13 of their ODI victories at home.
As they prepare for the 2023 World Cup, the hosts appear to have established a strong foundation after appearing to go beyond Trent Boult and Martin Guptill. Despite his excellent recent performance, Michael Bracewell isn’t a lock to start. Yet even James Neesham’s injury couldn’t stop them from easily defeating India in the series opener in Auckland.
Its four fast bowlers provide both pace and movement, and Neesham, Bracewell, and Mitchell Santner round out the all-around group as their last members. Given that they cannot accommodate all of their all-rounders and Tim Southee’s recent decline in performance, New Zealand’s one big issue may be their batting depth.
IND VS NZ Fantasy Tips for India
India is still looking for a sixth bowling option. Due to the absence of Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel from their squad for this series, they also lack experience in the lower middle order. None of the top six batters who competed in Auckland bowled.
By adding Deepak Hooda to their lineup, they could try to solve the sixth-bowler problem, but then they would have to decide who to leave out. However, because they have already secured the right to host the World Cup in 2018, they can afford to experiment. However, they still need to win the series, which would need them to win on Sunday and snap a five-match losing run to New Zealand.
IND VS NZ Stats and Trivia
In their past two ODIs at Seddon Park, India scored contrasting totals of 92 in 2019 and 347 in 2020 when batting first, losing both games.
With his 3 for 73 in the first ODI, Tim Southee reached 200 ODI wickets. Two more scalps will move him beyond Chris Harris and into the third position among New Zealand’s all-time ODI wicket-takers.
Only three hitters have amassed at least 6000 runs with a strike rate of 90 or above since Dhawan’s ODI debut. Between his teammates Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, Dhawan has the second-highest strike rate.
IND VS NZ Form guide
New Zealand: W, L, L, L, W
India: L, W, W, L, W
IND VS NZ Fantasy Tips: Key Players, Fantasy Picks
Five of Kane Williamson’s seven ODI appearances since the 2019 World Cup have occurred this year. Due to a problematic elbow and the Covid-19 epidemic, he was only able to play in seven innings, and just one score of at least fifty runs came from those innings. In addition to hoping that their captain puts his fitness concerns behind him and plays more frequently in ODIs, New Zealand will also be hoping that he consistently scores big runs like he used to.
Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 21 wickets at an average of 27.09 in ODIs this year, ranking third among spinners from Full-Member teams. But lately, he hasn’t had the best of times. Prior to the 2023 World Cup, there will be fierce competition in the spin department, so Chahal needs to quickly get back to his best if he wants to continue being one of India’s top options.
IND VS NZ Fantasy Tips: What to Expect from Playing 11
Due to a problem, New Zealand was compelled to evacuate Neesham in Auckland. They could be faced with a challenging decision if he comes back. While they will appreciate the additional batting depth he provides if he takes the place of one of the four specialist quicks, they may need him to bowl the full ten overs as Glenn Phillips and Daryl Mitchell have recently been used very sparingly.
New Zealand (Probable Playing 11): Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson
India may choose to use Hooda as a sixth bowling option, but doing so would force them to bench Suryakumar Yadav, who hasn’t yet successfully translated his T20I success into ODIs. The best score in his past seven ODI innings has been just 27, and he was the only one of India’s top seven players to be removed for a score under ten in Auckland. Deepak Chahar might take the place of one of India’s three fast bowlers because they were all expensive in Auckland.
India (Probable Playing 11): Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav/Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur/Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
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