India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI LIVE: Team India’s 12-run win over New Zealand has helped the hosts take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series but it has also showed that it is not going to be a cakewalk moving further in the series. New Zealand are the number 1 side in the world and even without some of their first choice players they made a match out the game when they were staring at a defeat much earlier in the match.
Beating India at home is perhaps one of the toughest challenges in international cricket. While the Men in Blue’s remarkable Test match record in home conditions is often given its due credit, the team has been as much if not more, threatening in their own backyard in the 50-overs format. A stat to prove just that is their enviable 22 out of 25 bilateral ODI series wins since 2010.
What that essentially means is that with the ODI World Cup happening in India itself, there is a reason why India will start as the favourites once again. New Zealand though, have spoiled India’s plans in the ICC tournaments on several occasions in the recent past. Not only did they beat India in the semifinals of the ICC 2019 World Cup but they also handed a defeat to the Asian side in their group-stage face off of the T20 World Cup 2020.
IND vs NZ ODI will be available for Live Streaming only at the Disney+Hotstar app and website. The Star Sports Network will telecast the ND vs NZ ODI Live.
India 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
India bench: Yuzvendra Chahal, Srikar Bharat, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Umran Malik
New Zealand playing XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
New Zealand bench: Mark Chapman, Doug Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi