The Second ODI of the three Match One day Series will be played between India and New Zealand at Seddon, Park Stadium Hamilton, in New Zealand. The match will start at 7:00 AM IST.
India lost the 1st ODI of the three match One Day Series against New Zealand. After winning the toss the New Zealand captain put India to bat and initially India started with a meaningful partnership of 104 runs but the downfall began when India lost 2 quick wickets. Despite Shreyas Iyer-Sanju Samson’s strong partnership of 94 runs and Washington Sundar’s quick 26 of just 16 balls that propelled India’s score to 306, it proved to be not enough on the day.
Although for the large part, the Indian bowlers bowled well but as often observed with the Indian side, they remain guilty of bowling too short and letting in the New Zealand batsmen play off the back foot too often. The middle overs have been a problem patch in the fabric of the Indian side and they succumbed to it yet again.
The team needs introspection with serious action. We also have to give credit to the New Zealand batsman for their outstanding batting but their bowling in the middle overs could have been on the mend. Nevertheless theirs is a young bowling side and will hopefully learn In the foreseeable future.
Now let's talk about the second match of the series. To make a Strong come back, if India gets the chance to bat they should target a score of 340 to 350 and make the New Zealand batsman play Off the front foot as much as possible. When the Indian bowlers get the ball in their hand, Specially When bowling to Tom Latham, they should try to force him to play Off the front foot to take advantage of his discomfort in playing in that zone. Strive hard to have a straight cover for him and target the middle end of stump pushing him to drive from there. Tight on middle and off stump, they need to provide him no room outside the off stump to access the offside. The most important thing- the Indian team Should not be subdued by their loss in the first match and focus on their strengths.
TFG Fantasy Stars for IND vs NZ :
Shikhar Dhawan can play a classy square cut through backward point and also manipulate the ball skilfully into gaps against the spinners. He can go big straight down the ground and loves the offside. He plays the cover drive with the precision of a surgeon through the offside and plays poignant uppercut over the top of the keepers head. Providing Solidity up at the top and hitting the ball with elegance over the top of mid-off, he has played 162 One day International matches, scored 6744 runs with the bat, with an average of 45.26 and a strike rate of 91.80 in his One day International career so far. He is seriously a special talent.
Shubman Gill has played 13 one day International matches, scored 629 runs with the bat, with an average of 57.18 and a strike rate of 100.00 in his one day International career so far. A sweet timer of a cricket ball, Shubman Gill is a young and promising cricketer with great poise. While playing strokes the way he leans into the drive is a thing of beauty. He has a technique that is much needed to be successful at the highest level. He plays Uncomplicated Simple cricketing shots and bats With a high strike rate Without trying to do something cheeky.
Shreyas Iyer can play an impressive straight drive down the ground and backs away and shows his stumps to the bowler. He cuts the ball over the offside and likes to go over the top of long-on and long-off against the spinners. He has played 34 One day International matches, scored 1379 runs with the bat, with an average of 49 .25 and a strike rate of 98.85 in his One day International career so far. He is a Lovely player to watch and has a bright future ahead of him.
Devon Conwa can smash the ball through covers and also play a deadly pull shot over square leg. He can go Straight over the top of mid-on. He is a little player who can change the face of a game within a blink of an eye. He has played 10 one day International matches, scored 387 runs with the bat, with an average of 38.70 and a strike rate of 76.48 in his One-day International career so far.
Tom Latham is a virtuous player of the back foot and plays a powerful back foot punch in front of point. He plays the straight drive gloriously well down the ground and can play spanking cover drive through the cover and is a specially good player of spin. He plays a hard slog sweep both through square leg and deep mid -wicket. Latham has played 115 ODI International matches, scored 3382 runs with the bat, with an average of 36.36 and a strike rate of 86.18 in his ODI International career so far.
Kane Williamson is not a player who has the power game, but he relies on timing the ball. He can play stylish Cover drive through the covers and he doles out the late cut expertly well behind square, on the offside. He can also chip the ball Straight over mid-off with the spin. Williamson has played 156 One day International matches, scored 6390 runs with the bat, with an average of 47.87 and a strike rate of 18. 05 in his One-day International career so far. When he Settles down he is a very difficult player to dislodge.
Possible 11: IND
Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.
Possible 11: NZ
Finn Allen, Devon convey, Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Glen Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson.
TFG Fantasy Picks for IND vs NZ