Raipur: The 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand will be played at the Shaheed Vir Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur today at 1.30 pm. If the Indian team wins this match, they will win the ODI series.
India won the first match of the 3-match ODI series in Hyderabad by 12 runs. With this victory, the Indian team leads the series 1-0. Shubman Gill scored a double century in the first match. Another great innings could emerge from him.
The bowling of the Indian team was poor in the Hyderabad match. Mohammad Siraj was the only bowler who bowled well and gave less runs.
Chasing a target of 350 runs, New Zealand lost 6 wickets for 131 runs and the rest of the Indian bowlers allowed the team to score 206 runs. Due to this, there is a possibility that there will be some changes in the bowling in today’s game. Umran Malik is likely to replace Shardul Thakur and Yuvendra Chahal in place of Washington Sundar.
As for the New Zealand team, they gave a tough challenge to the Indian team when they chased the target in the first game. Michael Bracewell kept the Indian bowling under pressure with his incredible action.
Michael Bracewell, who was chasing 140 runs off 78 balls, may once again put pressure on the Indian bowlers. In the absence of Kane Williamson, any batsman in the top order needs to be rooted in the field. The New Zealand team may focus on this matter. The New Zealand team may be inclined to change their strategy as a loss in today’s game will mean losing the ODI series.
First International Match at Raipur…: The 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand will be played today at the Shaheed Vir Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The 60,000-seat stadium was opened in 2008. This is the first time that an international cricket match will be held at this stadium. With this, the Shaheed Vir Narayan Singh International Stadium will become the 50th stadium to host one-day international cricket matches in India.