New Delhi: The confident Indian team after a convincing victory in the first One-Day International (ODI), skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni looking for another big win when team India to take on New Zealand in the second match of the five-match rubber at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium tomorrow.
The Ferozeshah Kotla pitch is favouring the spinners; the hosts will bank on their last ODI performance where Kedar Jadhav and experienced leggie Amit Mishra ran through the Kiwi’s middle and lower order.
It is expected that Dhoni will not make any changes to the playing eleven as each player seemed like complementing each other in the last match.
Star batsman Suresh Raina will miss the second ODI against New Zealand as the southpaw is still recovering from a bout of viral fever.
Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey and Dhoni had decent starts in the last game and are expected to score big runs in the second game.
The bowling department has settled down into a nice rhythm as pacers and spinners chipped in with vital breakthroughs when needed.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Jayant Yadav, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Kedar Jhadav, Mandeep Singh, Amit Mishra, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Matt Henry, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi (wicket-keeper), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Tim Southee.