Team India is currently in New Zealand to play the three ODI series. New Zealand defeated India by 7 wickets in the first match, performing a great game. Even after scoring 306 runs, the Indian team could not win the match. This is the reason that the demand for many changes in the team is also arising. But the biggest question is whether there will be a second ODI between India and New Zealand? This question is because there is a possibility of rain in Hamilton at present. However, gradually the rains will reduce. But intermittent rains may continue till afternoon. This is the reason that many apprehensions are coming out regarding the match. The sky is also expected to remain cloudy. It can also happen that there is a match but the overs are cut.
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It is a do or die situation for India in the second ODI. This is because if Team India loses the second match, it will lose the series. This is the reason that to keep the series alive for themselves, Team India will have to win the second ODI on Sunday. However, many major changes are being speculated in Team India. It is being claimed that Deepak Chahar can be given a chance in the team in place of Shardul Thakur. Apart from this, Kuldeep Yadav can be seen playing for the team in place of Yuzvendra Chahal. Captain Shikhar Dhawan had already made it clear that he would not back down from taking decisions in the interest of the team even if any player felt bad. The team will also hope that skipper Shikhar Dhawan and youngster Shubman Gill adopt a better approach in the ‘powerplay’ overs. Seddon Park is open on all three sides but has a reputation for being one of the most batsman-friendly grounds in New Zealand, providing batsmen with reasonable runs for their shots.
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It was this attitude of leaving the task of building the foundation of the innings and scoring quick runs towards the end that India lost the T20 World Cup but surprisingly the batting approach remained the same despite the change of players in ODIs for this series Has happened. With so many players struggling to open the innings, it is vitally important that players score runs quickly so that three or four months before the 50-over World Cup, the new selectors trim the pool down to around 20. cannot be ignored. Dhawan will certainly open with Rohit in Bangladesh next month and there is no guarantee that Shubman will retain his place in the playing XI as Rohit will return as opener.
The teams are as follows:
India: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Deepak Hooda, Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Shardul Thakur and Umran Malik.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Finn Allen, Devin Conway, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson. The match will start at seven in the morning Indian time.