The second ODI of the three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand will be played at Eden Park, Auckland. Team India find themselves in a bit of pressure as this is a do-or-die match for the men in blue. While New Zealand picked their first victory of the year with a brilliant batting display which saw them chase down India's 347 with fair ease. The Black Caps will look to soothe the pain of the T20I series' 5-0 whitewash, whereas Virat Kohli and co will be eyeing a return in the ODI series.
The last match provided India with the reality check they needed, and New Zealand finally managed to finish off a game in 2020. However, India are known for the fightback, and the captain would love one right now. Click here to make your own fantasy team on Dream11.
Here are the Dream 11 predictions for the 2nd ODI that you need to know right away:
When: Saturday, February 08, 2020
Where: Eden Park, Auckland
Time: 7:30 AM IST
Players to watch:
Virat Kohli: Arguably the best batsmen in the world, the Indian captain is not getting the big runs that is expected out of him everytime he steps onto the field. But this is an important game and he more often than not rises to the occasion. He is a great selection in IND vs NZ 2nd ODI Dream XI Cricket Team.
Ross Taylor: When this guy is in form, he stays in one. Taylor showed all his composure for a brilliant hundred after a tough T20 series. He has certainly put the two games behind and looks in great touch for the next match.
KL Rahul: KL Rahul is in terrific form. After scoring 225 runs in the T20 series, he scored a quick-fire 88 runs not out in the first ODI. His last five ODI scores are 102, 77, 47, 80 and 19 before this series.
Tom Latham: Considering KL Rahul will be selected by everyone, New Zealand's Tom Latham will be a great choice in the second team. He has scored 662 runs in 14 innings against India.
Martin Guptill: He can prove to be a good choice as he has already scored 739 runs in 15 matches on this ground, including 5 fifties and 2 centuries.
Eden Park is a good surface to bat on. A hard deck and no grass means the ball will come nicely to the bat and encourage good stroke-play.
IND vs NZ 2nd ODI Probable Playing XI:
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett.
India: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul(WK), Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ravinder Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.
NZ: W D W L L (most recent first)
IND: L W W L W(most recent first)
NZ vs IND 2nd ODI Dream11 Team Top picks:
KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Martin Guptill, Virat Kohli (C), Ross Taylor (VC), Shreyas Iyer, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Kuldeep Yadav, Tim Southee and Jasprit Bumrah.
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