Mount Maunganui: India steamrolled New Zealand to claim a comfortable eight-wicket victory in the first of five one-day internationals in Napier. The hosts will be looking to draw level in the second game.
Things could just show signs of improvement for the Men dressed in Blue in the second ODI, with a battling New Zealand batting lineup adapting to go head to head against the Indian turning couple of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav by and by at Bay Oval, which is customarily known to profit the spinners.
Chahal and Kuldeep have been urgent to India's arrangements with wickets over the globe in the previous year. The two drove India to a 5-1 ODI arrangement win against South Africa.
In the first ODI in Napier, Chahal struck at the significant minute to expel Ross Taylor and Tom Latham while the chinaman took the vital wicket of Kane Williamson before tidying up the tail.
The Kiwis center request seemed delicate against the two spinners, and India could go in for an execute by restricting in Jadeja instead of allrounder Vijay Shankar, to help their turn assault.
Kiwis skipper Kane Williamson conceded his side should be better against the World no. 2 side. The hosts were intensely reliant on their batting unit in the as of late finishing up constrained overs arrangement against Sri Lanka, and will trust the batsmen can fire afresh, against India's solid playing unit.
The Kiwis may likewise hope to roll out an improvement and rope in Colin de Grandhomme into the side to give themselves an extra allrounder choice.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Micthell Santner, Tim Southee
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya.
Pitch and conditions
The forecast is for partly cloudy skies in Mount Maunganui at the time of the toss, which might help pacers swing the new ball.
Stats and trivia
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Start time: 15:00 local (0200 GMT, 7.30am IST)