Following a thrilling first game of the series, which India won by 12 runs over New Zealand in Hyderabad, the two teams travel to Raipur for Saturday’s day-night ODI. India won the first game 349-8, but New Zealand gave it their all in the chase. They were still in the game when the 50th over began before being dismissed for 337. Continue reading for a preview of this game. This ODI begins at 13:30 p.m. local time.
India rotated some of their players in the first game but still managed to win a tough match. We expect them to play even better in this match and find it difficult to see how they will lose.
After trailing 131-6 in the 29th over, New Zealand demonstrated incredible fighting spirit to take the game to the final over. The Black Caps never give up, but winning this game will be difficult.
The 2nd ODI between India vs New Zealand will take place on January 21st, 2023 at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur.
Match Details to Note
Match: India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI, New Zealand Tour of India 2023
Date: January 21, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
India’s batting lineup has been its strength, and the team has crossed 350 the last four times it has batted first. There is a clear attempt to bat aggressively throughout the inning, as England has done so successfully in recent years.
In home conditions, you’d always back the Indian batting against any opponent. Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli are the two obvious batters in excellent form, having scored centuries in the majority of their recent matches. These are the players you should back in this match as well. We also believe Rohit Sharma’s six-hitting streak should be capitalised on.
We would avoid SKY and Ishan Kishan because SKY has yet to crack the ODI batting and Ishan Kishan is batting out of position.
Mohammad Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav have been the standout bowlers this season. They almost always appear to pick up wickets and attack the batters. Depending on the circumstances, some of the bowling units may be rotated.
Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar both played the previous match, possibly to lengthen the batting lineup, but we’d like to see Umran Malik return as well.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik
Players to watch out for:
The number three batter was dismissed in the first ODI by left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner. He is, however, already planning his third ODI century for 2023.
The 23-year-old opener looks set to open India’s batting in the World Cup later this year. He made 208 against New Zealand on Wednesday after hitting 116 against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
The quick bowler is having the best season of his career right now. In his last three One-Day Internationals, he has taken 11 wickets.
Possible Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
New Zealand demonstrated why it is currently the world’s number one ODI team. At 131 for 6 chasing 350, the match appeared to be over, but Michael Bracewell and Mitch Santner refused to give up. They played brilliantly in difficult conditions, taking the game to the Indians.
That is precisely what New Zealand needs to do. It must take the game to India, or else it will be eaten alive in unfavourable conditions. In the previous match, New Zealand’s bowling lineup was not the most effective. Lockie Ferguson and Henry Shipley struggled to make an impression, and Blair Tickner was also costly.
Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell were the bowlers of choice, both of whom used the conditions to slow down the scoring rate. Santner has a favourable matchup against Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, so expect him to come on to bowl whenever these two are at the crease.
Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, and Daryl Mitchell all provide New Zealand with a lot of versatility and make the team very dangerous. We don’t believe New Zealand has any obvious flaws, other than the fact that it is currently competing against a behemoth at home.
Tom Latham (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Doug Bracewell
Players to watch out for:
The opener has yet to establish himself at this level, but his seven fours and one six in the last game will help him feel at ease in ODIs.
The all-rounder maintained his strong international form in the first One-Day International. He did not take a wicket but led New Zealand in scoring with 140 runs off 78 balls.
Despite not bowling any wides or no-balls, Ferguson gave up 77 runs in Hyderabad, with Shubman Gill frequently getting him to the boundary. His speed will be an advantage in this game.
Possible Playing XI:
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips/Ish Sodhi, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
India vs New Zealand Head to Head
On Wednesday, India defeated New Zealand in an ODI for the first time since February 2019. They now have a 56-50 lead over New Zealand after 114 games in this format.
India vs New Zealand Head to Head Stats in ODIs
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India vs New Zealand Toss Prediction
On Wednesday, India won the toss and chose to bat first before going on to win the match. In this match, we predict that both captains will want to bat first.
India vs New Zealand Pitch Report
The venue has large outfields and is the fourth largest cricket stadium in the world. We anticipate pace on the wicket and a par score of more than 320.
The weather will be consistent throughout the day, with bright sunshine and a high temperature around 28 degrees. Throughout the final stages of the game, it will cool with a slight increase in humidity.
India vs New Zealand Prediction
The first ODI of the series captivated cricket fans around the world from start to finish. They all witnessed outstanding innings from Shubman Gill and Michael Bracewell, and this game may also go to the final over. We anticipate another high-scoring match, with India’s top order batters once again leading the way and New Zealand fighting hard. We expect India to win the game and take a 2-0 lead in the series. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
India is the favourite to beat New Zealand at the odds of 1.35.
India vs New Zealand Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Shubman Gill was named Player of the Match on Wednesday and has scored over 300 ODI runs in his last two innings. We expect Gill to lead India in scoring in this match.