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New Zealand vs India, New Zealand vs India 2020, Today Match Prediction 08 Feb 2020

Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand

273/8 in 50.0

5.46 Star

251/10 in 48.3

5.18
SCORECARD

New Zealand

vs

India odds

NZ- 2.45
IND- 1.50

Toss Winner - India won the toss and chose to bowl first

New Zealand beat India by 22 runs

India aim to keep the series alive against New Zealand!

  • Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls were standout performers for New Zealand in the opening game played at Seddon Park
  • Host New Zealand pulled off a remarkable chase to beat India by 4 wickets in 1st game played at Hamilto
  • Shreyas Iyer scored a splendid maiden ton for India in the opening game played on Wednesday

Expect India to register a close win over New Zealand!

Tournament: New Zealand vs India 2020 | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand | Toss: To Bat

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New Zealand will be looking to seal the one-day series when they take on India in the second match at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. Interim Captain Tom Latham will be pleased with his spectacular batting performance to win the opening game played at Hamilton. The home side has taken 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series after they chased down 347 runs against a formidable side like India. The hosts will be looking to win another one-day series on their home soil.

On the other hand, India will need to win this game at all costs to keep the series alive. The visitors might make changes to their playing XI for this game.

 

New Zealand Preview

 New Zealand produced a scintillating batting performance to beat India by four wickets. Experienced middle-order Ross Taylor notched up his 21st century in limited-overs cricket to help New Zealand pull off an amazing win at Seddon Park. He was well supported by the likes of Tom Latham, who produced a fluent innings to see New Zealand complete the chase in the penultimate over of the innings.

Ross Taylor was the standout performer with the bat and scored unbeaten 109 runs off 84 balls with the help of 10 fours and 4 sixes. Opener Henry Nicholls looked proactive at the crease and smashed 78 runs off 82 balls with the help of 11 fours.

Captain Tom Latham also made a notable contribution to New Zealand. He put on a 138-run partnership with Ross Taylor to put the side in a strong position to win the game. Latham scored 69 runs off 48 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes. The home side will be depending once again on veteran Martin Guptill, Colin Munro Ross Taylor to provide stability from the top and veteran all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme to deliver in the later stages of the innings.

In the bowling department, the focus will be once again on premier pacer Tim Southee, who conceded 85 runs from his ten overs. Hamish Bennett and Mitchell Santner will need to raise their game with the ball in order for New Zealand to win the one-day series.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham (captain & wk), Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett

New Zealand Key Players From Previous Game Of New Zealand vs India 2020

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
R Taylor
109
84
10
4
129.76
H Nicholls
78
82
11
0
95.12
T Latham
69
48
8
2
143.75
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
T Southee
10.0
1
85
2
8.5
C de Grandhomme
8.0
0
41
1
5.12
I Sodhi
4.0
0
27
1
6.75

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Tom Latham, Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, Hamish Bennett, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, TA Blundell, James Neesham, TG Southee, Kyle Jamieson

India Preview

India will rue the fact that they failed to defend a mammoth 347-runs in the previous game played at Hamilton. Virat-Kohli-led unit will need to make significant improvements with the ball in order to level the three-match series in Auckland.

In the batting department, the team will be depending on Captain Virat Kohli, middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer to lead from the front and provide a platform for the likes of Kedhar Jadhav and Shivam Dube to capitalize in the later stages of the innings.

In the opening game, openers Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw got the side off to a decent start and put on a 50-run partnership. Shaw scored 20 runs off 21 balls with the help of three boundaries, whereas Agarwal chipped in with 32 runs off 31 with the help of six fours. Shreyas Iyer was the standout performer for the side in the game played at Hamilton. The 25-year old notched up his maiden century in one-day cricket for India. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 103 runs off 107 balls with the help of 11 fours and one six. Iyer added crucial partnerships with Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul to help India post a mammoth score on the board.

Captain Virat Kohli played well and scored 51 runs off 63 balls with the help of six boundaries. Wicket-keeper batsman Lokesh Rahul once again excelled in his role as a finisher and smashed 88 runs off 64 balls with the help of three fours and six sixes.

In the bowling department, the team will be depending on pacer Jaspreet Bumrah to provide breakthrough upfront, whereas, in the middle overs, the experienced spin duo of Ravendra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav should be enough to trouble hosts batsman. Jaspreet Bumrah bowled well in the previous game and conceded 53 runs from his 10 overs. Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav conceded more than eight runs an over in the game played at Hamilton.

India Predicted Playing XI:

Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

India Key Players From Previous Game Of New Zealand vs India 2020

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Iyer
103
107
11
1
96.26
L Rahul
88
64
3
6
137.5
V Kohli
51
63
6
0
80.95
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
K Yadav
10.0
0
84
2
8.4
M Shami
9.1
0
63
1
6.87
S Thakur
9.0
0
80
1
8.89

India Actual Playing XI:

YS Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, SN Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, JJ Bumrah, NA Saini, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
27
0 mm.
2.59 k/h
From: WNW
61%
03h
24
0 mm.
3.26 k/h
From: W
100%
06h
20
0 mm.
3.96 k/h
From: SW
100%
09h
16
0 mm.
3.18 k/h
From: SSW
98%
12h
12
0 mm.
1.84 k/h
From: SSW
75%
15h
13
0 mm.
1.81 k/h
From: SSW
27%
18h
12
0 mm.
1.52 k/h
From: S
19%
21h
19
0 mm.
2.01 k/h
From: SW
13%

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the pitch at Eden Park favors the batting side. The quick bowlers will need to produce accurate lengths to get rewards on such a flat wicket. The weather is expected to have sunny intervals with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Eden Park in Auckland will host the second game of the one-day series between New Zealand and India. New Zealand will take heart from that they have a decent record at this venue.

On the other hand, India have won four games out of eight played at Eden Park.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and post a compeitive total on the board. The last two matches played at Eden Park have been won sides batting second.

Based on the current form, India will be favorites to win this second game against New Zealand. Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, and Virat Kohli made notable contributions for India in the previous game and will need to do more of the same in this contest.

 

Expect India to register a close win over New Zealand!

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Author: Shoaib Z.