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2nd ODI - India v New Zealand Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi LIVE

Wed Oct 19 (50 ovs) 13:30 local (08:00 GMT)
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When: India versus New Zealand, 2nd ODI, October 20, 13.30 IST; 08:00 GMT

Where: Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi

What to expect: Bright and sunny to start, a high of 34 degee Celsius, which will make make way for a more pleasant second-half of the game. Just a typical October day in the national capital. "I don't think there is anything that I need to look at the Kotla pitch for," Anil Kumble said with a chuckle on the eve on the game, with an obvious reference to his ten-peat at the venue. The curators, however, have indicated that while spin may play a part, run-making will not be wholly difficult.

Team News:

India:

India will be in no hurry to change the team after a strong collective show in the first ODI. Pandya and Jadhav will continue to auditon for possibly meatier roles even in full-strength ODI squads. Suresh Raina is still on his way to regaining full fitness and although he enjoyed a light batting session two days out from the game, he has been ruled out of Thursday's clash. If the pitch does take spin, expect Dhoni to throw in Rohit Sharma's off-spinning abilities into the mix.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand:

New Zealand's workload management exercises may have to take a back seat or they run the risk of going 0-2 down and facing a mountain to turn things around. That means at least one, if not both, of Trent Boult and Matt Henry will be drafted back in to the side. Ish Sodhi has had a couple of forgettable outings at the venue. He conceded at over 10 when New Zealand lost that WT20 semifinal and was taken apart for 132 runs in the tour game against Mumbai at the same venue. Williamson and Hesson will have the eternal leg-spinner's dilemma. Even if expensive, Sodhi is a wicket-taking option, particularly on a spin-conducive wicket. If Sodhi does make the cut, Doug Bracewell could be left out.

Probable XI: Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell/Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult/Matt Henry.

Did you know?

- Rohit Sharma will playing his 150th ODI for India. The only other Indian players with 5000+ runs after the 150th ODI are Sachin Tendulkar, Saurov Ganguly and Virat Kohli

- MS Dhoni has won five out the six ODIs as captain in Feroz Shah Kotla with one match getting abandoned because of bad pitch.

- Tom Latham has scored a fifty in each match of the tour so far. 55 vs Delhi, 58 in Kanpur, 74 in Kolkata, 53 in Indore and 79* in Dharamsala.

-Luke Ronchi has been dismissed for a duck five times since 2015 - the joint most for any player along with Eoin Morgan.

- MS Dhoni has won 5 out of 6 ODIs he captained at the Kotla with one match getting abandoned because of a bad pitch.

- 0, 13, 25, 29, 21, 3 - Kane Williamson's last six scores versus India away from home.


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