Indian Cricket Team is all set to take on New Zealand for the 2nd ODI on January 21 (Saturday). The Black Caps would like to split the Series after a heartbreaking defeat in the 1st ODI. The Men in Blue are still missing the services of right-armed speedster Jasprit Bumrah due to a back injury.
India needs to bring their ‘A’ game and more importantly, players like Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya need to play according to their credentials. Suryakumar is said to be well aware of the fact that he is not a regular member of the side and would need big innings to cement the spot for the 2023 World Cup.
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Paras Mhambrey on Jasprit Bumrah
Paras Mhambrey was seen during the pre-match press conference being asked about Jasprit Bumrah. “Bumrah is a unique bowler. Let’s accept that the kind of skills he brings are very hard to replicate. It is also an opportunity for other bowlers because you are tested in different situations.” said Paras Mhambrey.
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“It will help us understand what they bring to the game, what stages they bowl at and how they did. There are one-on-one conversations with them. It is a continuous process.” he added.
Steep road ahead for New Zealand
Skipper Tom Latham would hope leg spinner Ish Sodhi is fit and available for selection as he had a minus which saw him out of 1st ODI. It will come as no surprise if the field at Raipur is a batting course that makes the match exciting.
India should consider using Shardul Thakur as a floater as he has a knack for playing a lighthearted cameo. It would be interesting to see if management drops Washington Sundar and brings star leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal back into the lineup.
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