The Indian team is ahead 1-0 in the 3-match ODI series
For the first time an international match will be played in Raipur
Team India is going to win the second consecutive ODI series in the new year.
New Delhi. The second ODI cricket match of the 3-match series between India and New Zealand (IND vz NZ 2nd ODI) will be played today i.e. Saturday (January 21) at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. Rohit Sharma & Co. would like to win this match and make the series their name. Team India has won 22 out of 25 ODI series at home since 2010. If the Indian team is successful in winning this match, then it will be its 23rd ODI series out of 26 at home. This will be the first international match in this stadium.
This will be the 50th ground in India where the One Day International match will be held. For the first time, an ODI match was played in India on 25 November 1981 at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. The host Indian team is ahead 1-0 in the 3-match series. In the first ODI played in Hyderabad, India won by 12 runs.
Shubman Gill would like to repeat the innings of the first ODI
In the first ODI, opener Shubman Gill scored a double century. In such a situation, a good innings will be expected from him in the second ODI as well, while captain Rohit Sharma would like to end the century drought in international cricket for a long time. Former captain Virat Kohli could not do anything special in the first ODI, while Ishaan Kishan will also have to play a big inning at number four. Suryakumar Yadav got a chance in ODIs after a long time but this 360-degree batsman of India could not perform as expected in the first ODI.
Beware of Michael Bracewell
In bowling, good performance will be expected again from Mohammad Siraj, who played an important role in winning India by bowling brilliantly at his home. On the other hand, Team India will have to be careful with Kiwi player Michael Bracewell, who had troubled the Indian bowlers by landing at number seven. Bracewell had taken his team to the brink of victory by playing a brilliant century, but after his dismissal in the last over, New Zealand’s hopes of victory were also dashed.
Raipur’s pitch favors batsmen
So far 6 matches of IPL have been played in this stadium of Raipur where the team chasing 4 matches has won. The team batting first has won 2 matches. This pitch is suitable for batting. The pitch will help the spinners as the game progresses. Fast bowlers do not get much help on this wicket.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubmanag Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Rajat Patidar, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik .
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 21, 2023, 07:07 IST