After hammering New Zealand 5-0 in the T20I series, India received a wake-up call in the first ODI on February 5. Black Caps overhauled India’s 347-run total with 11 balls to spare. They took a 1-0 lead in the series. The upcoming second ODI of the three-match contests wil be played at the Eden Park in Auckland on February 8. The action will commence at 7:30 AM IST.
Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the limited-overs segment of the tour after the left-hander sustained a shoulder injury against Australia in January. Prithvi Shaw will be replacing Shikhar Dhawan in India’s ODI squad. Meanwhile, in-form opener Rohit Sharma was also ruled out due to a calf injury during the final T20I contest. Check out the final line-ups of both teams for the ODI series.
Kane Williamson (c), Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw, K. L. Rahul (wk), Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav
Apart from partly cloudy skies in the initial hours, no rainfall is expected during the course of the game. As per Accuweather, the temperature at the time of the game is expected to be around 18°C to 21°C.
The Eden Park deck for the upcoming ODI is expected to be a batting-friendly one. With short boundaries on both sides of the wicket, another 300+ game is on the cards. In the past five 50-overs internationals contested at the venue, the team batting second have won the game on three occasions. We can expect the captain winning the toss to field first.