• January 20, 2023

India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Fantasy Predictions 2023

India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Fantasy Predictions 2023

India and New Zealand kicked off the ODI series with a belter of a match, which initially looked one-sided, with the hosts posting a total of 349 runs after opting to bat first.

Michael Bracewell almost got the Kiwis over the line scoring a 77-ball 140, but ran out of batting partners, resulting in his team settling for a loss by a mere 12 runs.

Earlier, Shubman Gill showed how damaging he could be at the top by scoring his first ODI double-hundred in 145 deliveries.

The fans at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad rose in marvel and appreciation as the 23-year-old soaked in all the glory.

The visitors would like to win the second ODI setting up an exciting finale on Tuesday. The Men In Blue, on the other hand, will have their eyes set on a series win.

  • Match details: India Vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI
  • Date: 21 January, 2023
  • Time: 1:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Raipur
  • Stadium: Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium

India are ahead in the 3-match One-Day International series by 1-0. However, that would not have been possible without the heroics of one Shubman Gill and later, Mohammed Siraj with the ball.

Gill meted out a blistering performance, scoring 208 runs off 149 balls. The second-highest score by an Indian batsman was 34 by captain Rohit Sharma.

So, a major portion of the credit ought to go to the Punjab batter for putting the Men In Blue in an advantageous position early on in the match.

Gill came into this series after a stellar performance against neighbours Sri Lanka, scoring 207 runs in 3 ODI matches, including a century.

Mohammed Siraj, too, had a memorable series, as he claimed 9 scalps in as many matches against the Lankan Lions. There is no question that India’s future performers can be relied upon after the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma call it a day on their respective careers.

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Mohammed Siraj was instrumental with the ball restricting the New Zealand batters in the 1st ODI.

His figures of 4/46 in 10 overs helped in keeping a tight leash on otherwise destructive Bracewell and his compatriot Mitchell Santner (57 runs off 45 balls), who had built a 162-run partnership.

Kuldeep Yadav (2/43) and Shardul Thakur (2/54) snatched 2 wickets apiece, with the latter going for majority of the runs between the two.

New Zealand’s top-order has homework to do as the batters got the desired starts, but failed to convert it into big scores. Save Finn Allen, the likes of Devon Conway, Tom Latham and Daryl Mitchell did not live up to the hype.

Likewise, their bowling took a fair amount of hit, courtesy Gill’s blitzkrieg, with four out of six bowlers used conceding at over 6 runs per over.

Pitch Report:

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad turned out to be a batter’s paradise with 686 runs scored between both teams, comprising 24 sixes.

The 2nd ODI will be played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. This will be the first international match to take place here.

However, a total of six Indian T20 League matches and two Champions League games, among others, have been contested at this venue.

The average score on this pitch has been 150 runs considering it has never been labelled as a batter’s pitch.

The spinners will play a substantial role with the surface being on the slower side and will assist the bowlers if they give the ball more flight.

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Also, to the batter’s disadvantage is the boundary dimension, which is on the large side.

India’s Predicted XI:

India will not want to tamper with the winning combination from the first match. A good mix of batting and bowling performances won them a hard-fought game, and tampering with it may result in an imbalance.

New Zealand Predicted XI:

Two New Zealand batters scored most of the runs that saw them fall short by 12 runs against India. Despite that, they will want to keep the same flow. However, their bowling might require Ish Sodhi’s services, who sat out the mast match.

Probable Players for India and New Zealand:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Ish Sodhi, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

Best Picks for India Vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Jan 2023:

Fantasy cricket is a great way to test your grit and determination to beat thousands of competitors playing the same game.

Here are some of the players you should target for the 2nd India Vs New Zealand ODI to be played on January 21, 2023.

Shubman Gill:

This one goes without saying. Shubman Gill is in red hot form with the bat, plus, he causing carnage at a strike rate of over 100. It is a great way to collect a few extra points.

Gill also fields in the slips early in the innings and in the deep later. With the new ball flying to the slips occasionally, he could snatch a couple, and have a same effect while fielding in the deep with middle-order batters and tailenders. A great captaincy choice, perhaps!

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Michael Bracewell:

Another easy player to include in your side, thanks to a sweltering performance in the 1st ODI. Remember that Bracewell also bowls off-spin and with a slow wicket in Raipur, he could be a game-changer for the Kiwis with the ball, alongside Mitch Santner.

Mitchell Santner:

Santner was Bracewell’s partner in crime and if it were not for a Mohammed Siraj bouncer, the southpaw could have caused India more damage than he already did.

He also bowls his full quota of 10 overs and on the Raipur track, could be New Zealand’s go-to bowler after the first powerplay.

Mohammed Siraj:

In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Siraj has take upon the role of spearheading India’s bowling attack.

His figures of 4/46 in the first ODI helped put the brakes on New Zealand’s striking effort. His slower balls are surprisingly deceiving, even capable of securing dismissals.

Virat Kohli:

Watching India’s star batter get bamboozled by a left-arm spinner yet again was not pleasing to the eyes, but you can never count the man out.

He’s had a good run batting at No. 3 for India and spending some time at the crease could really elevate his innings.

AIO Games Top Picks Fantasy Team

Here’s how your playing XI should line-up for the 2nd India Vs New Zealand ODI on Saturday

  • Finn Allen
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli (Captain)
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Michael Bracewell (Vice Captain)
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Ish Sodhi

The above is just a suggestion, do complete research before creating your fantasy team