Raipur ∙ Team India is on the brink of another series win in the World Cup year with 4 consecutive ODI match wins. India’s target is the second ODI series of the New Year when the second ODI against New Zealand is played today. India swept the ODI series against Sri Lanka last week. The series win against the Kiwis, who are ranked first in the world, will boost the confidence of the Indian team as it prepares for the World Cup.
The match starts at 1.30 pm. Live on Star Sports Channels. Virat Kohli’s brilliant comeback, youngster Shubman Gill’s explosive form, Mohammad Siraj’s wicket-taking… There is a disappointment that bothers the Indian fans amidst the brilliant performance of the superstars; Captain Hitman’s century drought. Rohit’s last century in ODI cricket was 3 years ago. The last time Rohit crossed the hat-trick in international cricket was in the Test match against England in September last year.
After that he played 52 matches without a century. The fans hope that the Hitman will return to its former glory in the remaining 2 matches of the series. Changes are expected in the Indian team in bowling. Considering his all-round excellence, India gave Shardul Thakur a chance in the first ODI and dismissed pacer Umran Malik. Umran may be given a chance today considering his fast bowling excellence. The position of spinner Washington Sundar, who conceded more runs in the first ODI, is also in concern.
Raipur debut today
Today is the first international match at Raipur Cricket Stadium. Long boundaries are the specialty of Raipur. No major matches have been played here since the 2020 Ranji season. The stadium can accommodate 60,000 spectators.
Over Rate: Penalty for India
Indian team fined for low over rate in 1st ODI Team members will be fined 60 percent of the match fee. India was behind by 3 overs when the allotted time for bowling was over. A fine of 60 per cent was levied at the rate of 20 per cent per over.
English Summary: India vs New Zealand Second ODI Match Updates