The second ODI between India and New Zealand was played on 27 November which was abandoned due to rain. Before this match, Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan took a surprising decision, due to which cricket fans were quite surprised. In fact, Sanju Samson has not been included in the playing XI of the match.
Deepak Hooda got a chance in the team by dropping Sanju Samson in the match at Hamilton’s Seddon Park ground. The fans are very angry with the team management for Sanju not getting a place in the team. Apart from Sanju, Shardul Thakur was also made to sit outside. In his place Deepak Hooda and Deepak Chahar got a chance in the team.
At the same time, the fans lashed out on social media against this change in the team. Fans expressed their displeasure over their favorite player being left out. Many fans accused the team management that they are working only to end Sanju’s career.
This was the reason for dropping Sanju
The reason behind drawing Sanju Samson has been revealed by the team captain Shikhar Dhawan himself. After the match, he told that we wanted to try the sixth bowling option. Due to this, Deepak Hooda got a place in the team and Sanju had to sit out. Whereas Deepak can do well for the team with both ball and bat. Significantly, Sanju Samson got a place in the first match against New Zealand where he scored an inning of 36 runs. Although he did not get a place in the team in the second match. In such a situation, the fans had even accused the BCCI team management of discrimination.
this is how the second match
It rained or the ground was wet for most of the Sunday, due to which the match was played only for 12.5 overs despite two starts in which India scored 89 runs for one wicket. When the match was stopped for the second time, it could not be started again. At this time opener Shubman Gill was playing 45 runs in 42 balls with four fours and one six, while Surya Kumar Yadav was supporting him by scoring 34 runs in 25 balls with the help of three sixes and two fours. The toss was delayed by about 15 minutes due to rain but the match started on time. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bowl first in a cloudy sky. The match was halted for almost four hours. When play resumed, the match was reduced to 29 overs. The match was first stopped due to rain and then canceled.
The New Zealand team is leading 1-0 in the three-match series. The third and final ODI will be played in Christchurch on Wednesday, 30 November. India cannot win the three-match series now but will look to level the series with a win in the final ODI.