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Live Score: Unchanged India bat in 2nd ODI vs NZ


India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami



New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

7 am India win the toss and come to a decision to bat first. No exchange in India's eleven from the first ODI. The Kiwis have made a couple of changes.

6:55 am Hello and a particularly warm welcome to Timesofindia.com's coverage of the second ODI between India and New Zealand at Mount Maungnaui. And earlier than any further updates, a very Happy Republic Day to all our readers.


India gained the first ODI through 8 wickets (DLS) to take 1-Zero lead in the five-match series. New Zealand would wish to throw a punch back to bring the series back on a degree pegging.

So as we look ahead to the toss, dig into the event preview to whet your urge for food

PREVIEW

After a close to highest beginning, India would look to tighten the noose around a suffering New Zealand with a barrage of spin in the second ODI on Saturday.

New Zealand batsmen seemed all at sea in opposition to India's spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in their very own yard following a fiery spell from pacer Mohammad Shami in the opening ODI on Wednesday.

The hosts gave the impression rusty in opposition to a workforce coming off a historic tour of Australia and know beating an in-form India will likely be steep climb on the Bay Oval.

Before the sun stopped play for more than 30 minutes in the series-opener, the Indian bowlers made merry with Kuldeep and Chahal sharing six wickets.

Both the wrist-spinners hunt in a pack and can be itching to have any other go on the Black Caps.

India are yet to finalise their middle-order ahead of the World Cup but are unlikely to tinker a lot with the playing eleven after only one game.

Hardik Pandya has left to enroll in the squad in New Zealand after the Committee of Administrators (CoA) revoked the intervening time suspension on him and KL Rahul but perhaps, he will be to be had simplest from the 3rd ODI onwards.

The workforce management performed tempo all-rounder Vijay Shankar at McClean Park but relying at the prerequisites, it may well bring back Ravindra Jadeja.

Ambati Rayudu, who scored an unbeaten 13 off 23 on Wednesday, is expected to get any other opportunity following a now not so productive run in the ODIs in opposition to Australia.

For India, the largest plus to come back out of the first ODI was once Shikhar Dhawan regaining some sort with the bat following a lean run Down Under.

The southpaw scored an unbeaten 75 in the workforce's comprehensive win and in the circumstances, it was once a the most important knock.

"It was a very important innings for Dhawan. We spoke about how he needed to finish games for India, to keep his confidence and if he's in that mindset, he can be a great asset," mentioned skipper Virat Kohli after the eight-wicket win.

More changes may also be expected in the eleven after Kohli takes a spoil following the 3rd ODI on January 28, developing an opening for the likes of Shubman Gill to make their India debut.


New Zealand gained the previous home series in opposition to India 4-Zero but could be heading towards a opposite if they do not up their game.


"We were severely outplayed the other day," mentioned pacer Trent Boult on Friday.


"Batsmen are looking to right a few wrongs, come out and set a good platform and obviously put a good target on the board and see what happens from there," he added.


It gave the impression captain Kane Williamson was once batting on any other floor as the batsmen struggled on the other end.


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