At Eden Park in Auckland, India was defeated by New Zealand in the opening one-day international (ODI) in a three-match series. New Zealand won the match by seven wickets. The second one-day international, which will be played at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday, is an absolute must-win for the team captained by Shikhar Dhawan. In the first one-day international, India scored 306 for 7 in their allotted 50 overs thanks to fifties scored by Shreyas Iyer, Dhawan, and Shubman Gill. Both Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee took three wickets for New Zealand throughout the match. The Blackcaps were able to complete their run chase in 47.1 overs, which was made possible by Tom Latham’s not-out score of 145 and Kane Williamson’s undefeated score of 94. Will India be looking to make any changes to their playing XI before the second One-Day International? Will the player Deepak Chahar, who has been sitting on the bench, be given a chance? In the second one-day international between India and New Zealand, we believe the following players will make up India’s XI:
The southpaw played a knock of 72 runs off 77 balls in the opening one-day international that was captained by Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan began his innings with some restraint but eventually picked up the tempo of his play.
During the first game, right-handed batter Shubman Gill was operating at a high level of efficiency while at the plate. He had a score of fifty, but he did not make the most of the opportunity.
Shreyas Iyer, who bats right-handed, performed an excellent knock that resulted in 80 runs off of 76 balls. His innings was a significant contributor to India’s reaching a total score of more than 300 runs. During the match, he led his team in scoring with three goals.
The top batter, Suryakumar Yadav, was unable to create an impact in the first one-day international, which is something that has happened very infrequently in his brief international career. During the game, he drove in four runs while only requiring three balls.
Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper): The southpaw’s struggles with the white ball continue to dog him. In the first one-day international, he batted for 15 before being removed after 23 balls.
Sanju Samson, who plays wicketkeeper and bats, had a score of 36 runs off of 38 balls in the first game. His at-bat featured a total of four four-run hits.
The all-rounder, Washington Sundar, scored a vital 37 runs without being out off of 16 balls before delivering a productive period in which he took 0 for 42 in 10 overs.
Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar: The all-rounder was only able to contribute one run to India’s score, and when he bowled, he had an economy rate of seven and took one wicket. Deepak Chahar was able to take one wicket.
Deepak Chahar is another option for the team management to consider for taking wickets, and they may be tempted to bring him in.
In the inaugural one-day international match against New Zealand, Umran Malik, a right-arm bowler, took two wickets while also allowing 66 runs. Both he and Shardul were the only Indian players to take a wicket during the match.
During his 8.1 overs, the left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh let up a lot of runs with his bowling. He was unable to take a wicket and was responsible for the loss of 68 runs.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The leg spinner had a high cost per over and did not take any wickets despite his high price tag. In his 10 overs, he was responsible for the loss of 67 runs.