Fantasy Cricket Tips, New Zealand vs India, 2nd ODI: In the first ODI of the three-match series, New Zealand made a mockery of the huge chase as they beat India by six wickets at Hamilton. It was for the first time on this tour that Kiwis didn’t commit any mistakes during a peerless run-chase as their experienced players took the responsibility to take the side home.
However, for India, after posting a total of 347 in their 50 overs, it was a reckless bowling display as the majority of their bowlers looked flat against a dominant Kiwi batting performance.
With series on the line, Virat Kohli and his boys will be under the pump to stay alive in the series with a win at Auckland in the 2nd ODI.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Conditions
The weather might spoil the party at Eden Park on Saturday. With 25% chances of rain during the day, there’s a possibility that it would be a rain-interrupted match in Auckland. It will be partly cloudy in the evening with the temperature expected to stay anywhere between 15 degrees.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Conditions
The first two T20Is between New Zealand and India were played on the same ground. It is a drop-in wicket which is usually a batsmen-friendly deck on most occasions. The pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses, allowing spinners to have a say in the proceedings.
Total ODIs played: 76
Matches won batting first: 29
Matches won bowling first: 46
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and availability news:
No injury concerns were reported after the first ODI. Kane Williamson will continue to miss the second ODI as well.
Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench: Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett
Bench: Kane Williamson, Mark Chapman, Scott Kuggeleijn, Kyle Jamieson
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain: KL Rahul, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Shreyas Iyer
Vice-Captain: Martin Guptill, Virat Kohli, Henry Nicholls,
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1
Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul (Wk) (C)
Batsmen: Virat Kohli (VC), Shreyas Iyer, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor
All-rounders: Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Colin de Grandhomme
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Hamish Bennett
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2
Wicket-Keeper: Tom Latham (Wk)
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer(VC), Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor (C)
All-rounders: James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice
With a drop-in pitch, the surface at Eden Park is always helpful for the batters. The ground is much smaller with 56m straight boundaries, making it a graveyard for the bowlers.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
It was a merry time for batsmen from both sides in the previous ODI. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer did the job for India, while Ross Taylor and Tom Latham inflicted most damage with the bat for the Kiwis.
Probable Winners: For the first time on India’s tour to New Zealand, the home team start as favorites in the second ODI. After a rather easy win, BlackCaps will look to seal the series at Eden Park.
Match Details: The second ODI between New Zealand vs India will be played on February 8 at Eden Park in Auckland. The live telecast will begin at 3:00 PM local time (7:30 AM IST/ 2:00 AM GMT).