New Zealand vs India ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI

New Zealand vs India ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI

India Tour of New Zealand History

The second match is going to be played on Eden Park, Auckland. India came into the same situation, in which the team just passed some time back against Australia, where the team lost first match of the series of 3 ODIs, and the rest two became knockout for the team. Although, India faced the similar situation against New Zealand in 2017, as well. And the only series, when any team won all the knockout games to take the series between the teams. But at that time, the series was played on Indian soil, but the scenario is different, this time.

Out of 112 meetings between the teams, visitors won 55 encounters, whereas home team won 47, and 1 resulted into tie, remaining 9 were called off without any results, but, while visiting New Zealand, visitors won only 14 matches out of 40 and whereas, 23 matches were on the side of host, 1 was tied and remaining two didn’t bring any result.

Victory brings points:

Both the teams will gain one point with victory and lose one point with the defeat, but the position will be remains same for both of them for the coming encounter.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of the Auckland shows the weather would be windy and mostly cloudy throughout the match. But no rain would be expected, as the precipitation percentage would be very low. The temperature would be nearly 20 degree Celsius.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 43 times out of 76 played matches, where two were abandoned without toss, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 24 times after selecting the first fielding and lost 16 times. On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, won the matches 13 times out of 33 times and lost 18 times. Overall, 37 times the teams, won the toss, won the matches and lost 34 times. 

Particularly, for New Zealand, the team won the toss 27 times out of 74 times, and the team won 14 times. Surprisingly, last time New Zealand won the toss in 2007, since last 12 years and 17 matches, the home side never won the toss on the venue. 

The first batting team won the matches only 29 times, whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 42 times.

The lowest defended total was 146, though, it happened in 1994, and the highest successful chase was 340 runs on the venue. 

The first inning lowest total was 108, and, and the highest total was 336 runs, for the second inning, the lowest total was 73 (completed innings), whereas highest was 340 run.

The average first inning score at the venue is 219, and average second inning score is 193. Batting average of the first inning at the ground is 27.12 and 29.73 for the second inning.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other on the venue 7 times, and the visitors won 3 matches and faced the defeat in 4 meetings. Moreover, the visitors played one more match against different opponents, and won that.

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has below average record at the venue, and won 34 matches out of 74 encounters and lost 35 matches with two tied match, whereas three other concluded without any result.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The pitch usually favors batsmen, as well fast bowlers would get benefits due to wind, so, home side would prefer to have three fast bowler with one spinner combination, and would add S. Kuggeleijn.

New Zealand Eleven: M. Guptill, T. Latham, T. Blundell, R. Taylor, H. Nicholls, C. de Grandhomme, M. Santner, J. Neesham, S. Kuggeleijn, T. Southee, H. Bennett

India:

The visitors would prefer to go with three pacers with two spinner, as the team has one off spin batting  all-rounder, as the sixth bowling option.

India Eleven: P. Shaw, M. Agarwal, V. Kohli, S. Iyer, KL Rahul, K. Jadhav, R. Jadeja, N. Saini, Y. Chahal, M. Shami, J. Bumrah