India vs NZ 2020: 2nd ODI Fantasy Preview and Predicted Playing 11

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India vs NZ 2020: Team India look to bounce back as we look at the fantasy preview, and the predicted playing 11 for the second ODI.

MATCH DETAILS: 

OccasionSecond ODI, India vs New Zealand
LocationAuckland
Date & TimeSaturday, 8th February, 2020, 7:30 am

INDIA VS NZ SECOND ODI FANTASY PREVIEW 

After mauling New Zealand 5-0 in the T20Is, Team India registered their first loss of the tour, and it was a surprising one. After having scored 347 in 50 overs batting first, Team India went on the lose the match as Ross Taylor guided a record chase.

Team India would be coming with all guns firing in the second ODI as they look to save the 3-match ODI series. For New Zealand, it would be a relief to win the series after their 5-0 mauling.

EXPECTED PLAYING 11- TEAM INDIA

Openers:

Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal

Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal gave a good start to Team India in their debut ODI. The duo managed 50 runs for the first wicket as Shaw scored 20(21), and Mayank scored 32(31). While they didn’t get a big one, they looked positive in their approach, and should continue as the openers in the second ODI 

Middle-order:

Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK)

Team India saw solid contributions from all three middle-order players with Shreyas Iyer scoring a century at number 4; a feat which had a long time coming by a number 4. So, Virat Kohli should continue with the same middle-order for the second ODI. 

All-rounders

Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja

Virat Kohli surprised everyone when he selected Kedar Jadhav above Manish Pandey sighting sixth bowling option as the reason. While Kedar played a good cameo with the bat, Virat Kohli surprised again when he didn’t give even a single over to Kedar when Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur were taken apart by New Zealand batsmen. 

Nevertheless, expect Virat Kohli to stick to the same all-rounder duo of Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja with the latter being used as the second spinner. 

Bowlers:

Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Navdeep Saini. 

When Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal did well in the New Zealand T20Is, Virat Kohli decided to go with Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur in the first ODI- a decision which looked baffling. The duo of Kuldeep and Thakur responded with equally bad bowling as they registered horrible figures of 2-84 and 1-80 respectively.  

While Kuldeep may get an extended run, expect Virat Kohli to bring more spicy and reliable Navdeep Saini in place of Shardul Thakur for the second ODI. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami completing the rest of the bowling line-up. 

India vs NZ Second ODI Predicted Playing 11 for Team India:

Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Navdeep Saini. 

India vs NZ Second ODI Predicted Playing 11 for New Zealand: 

Martin Guptill, Henry Nichols, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, and Hamish Bennett. 

FANTASY PICKS 

As we wait for the second ODI to begin, here are some of the hot picks in each category you should definitely have in the squad.

Batsmen:

Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw, and Martin Guptill 

Both, Prithvi Shaw and Martin Guptill had a quiet outing in the first ODI. Both looked positive in their approach, but couldn’t hold on to their nerves. Expect them to score big along with Virat Kohli, who last scored a century around 177 days back. 

All-rounders:

Ravindra Jadeja, Colin de Grandhomme, and James Neesham

All three had a below-par outing in the first ODI. While CDG and Neesham provide for crucial 4-5 overs with the ball, their batting firepower makes them a valuable prospect to have in the team. Ravindra Jadeja didn’t get to bat, but had a below-par outing with the ball. Expect Jadeja to come out good in the second ODI. 

Bowlers:

Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Santner, and Mohammed Shami

Jasprit Bumrah, who had a terrific T20Is looked out of sorts in the first ODI conceding many extras. Given the champion he is, expect him to come out good in the second ODI. Mitchell Santner and Mohammed Shami are the two bowlers we can bet to take wickets given their ability. 

Thanks for reading! Who do you think would win the second ODI? Please, let us know in the comments.


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